We drove north from Jacob Lake into Utah. We went from high in the mountains with Ponderosa Pines, spruce and fir trees to the plains with scrubby bushes. As we got close to Utah we started seeing red cliffs. We got on Utah 12 which is a scenic byway and went through Red Canyon on the way to Bryce National Park. The formations in Red Canyon were bright red. We checked into the campground at Ruby's Inn and drove into the park. There is a scenic drive and we went all the way to Rainbow Point and worked our way back stopping at several overlooks until it started to rain. The formations at Bryce are a lot different from the Grand Canyon. They are called hoodoos and are mostly tall and skinny with a lot more red.
When we got back to camp in was pouring down rain. The campground was huge with a lot of tents. I felt sorry for the tent campers because they got soaked.
We went back to Bryce in the morning before heading to Torrey, Utah and Capitol Reef National Park. We detoured off the main road to Kodachrome Basin State Park for lunch.