Bryce Canyon, famous for its worldly unique geology, consists of a series of horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters carved from the eastern edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. The erosional force of frost-wedging and the dissolving power of rainwater have shaped the colorful limestone rock of the Claron Formation into bizarre shapes, including slot canyons, windows, fins, and spires called “hoodoos”.
Fiona, Michel, Mark, Christophe, Megan and Anthony all jumping in near point overview of Bryce Canyon
Red Cliff was founded in 1879, its name derived from the red quartzite cliffs surrounding it. The town was tthe first white community in the Eagle Valley, and served temporarily as the first county seat of Eagle County (formed out of Summit County in 1883) until the relocation of the county seat to Eagle in 1921.
Red Cliff Burger
Fiona, Mark, Paul, Pauline, Megan, Anthony and Michel (Christophe is missing because he is taking the picture !!!)
Hite City Remains of a “boom town” lie in the lake below
you. The small town – once a miners’ haven –
bears the name of the early settler Cass hite, who
first found gold here in 1883.
Following World War II, the population of Hite
City increased to more than 200 people. Instead of searching for gold, residents swept the area for uranium. Locals said the miners had “uranium on the cranium” as prospectors searched for “hot” rocks or ore.
Like all mining booms in the West, this one, too, eventually dwindled, returning Hite to its small-town existence. Finally in 1964, the rising waters of Lake Powell engulfed Hite, ending forever what dreams of prosperity had begun.
Mark, Fiona, Michel & Christophe
Megan and Anthony
After the Gravel Road our Guide told us that we can have a free ride at stop a the next corner, a very cool rider where I was even able to take pictures at the same time of riding (not more than 65 miles per hours).
From Mexican Hat to Lake Powell, there is one dirt road, gravel road only so I that part of the trip we have had to be very carefull
The name “Mexican Hat” comes from a curiously sombrero-shaped, 60-foot (18 m) wide by 12-foot (3.7 m) thick (18.3 x 3.7 m), rock outcropping on the northeast edge of town. The “Hat” has two rock climbing routes ascending it.
Hat rock Inn
Over the years, Monument Valley has been the setting for more Western movies than any other site in the United States. Unique sandstone formations, the Navajo Indian Nation and the Four Corners Monument define this vast, open desert region.
Christophe, Mark and Michel
W V : for Welcome Visitor
The Grand Canyon is the second most visited place In the United States after the Niagara Falls. On any given day, in peak travel season, anywhere from 10 000 to 20 000 people visit the park.
The entrance fee to the park is $12 for riders. Admission is for seven days.
Once inside the Grand Canyon National Park, mother nature does the entertaining, and she takes your breath away.