A very scenic and mountainous drive took us three hours to Bryce Canyon National Park. Here the campground had plenty of room (reservations are not taken this early in the season in most these parks, so it's first-come-first-served. We found a nice wooded campsite at 8000 ft altitude! After lunch, we drove to some of the awesome viewpoints and decided to hike the Navajo Loop trail under the rim. It was a big descent via switchbacks and another switchback ascent later - tough in the thin air of this altitude. However, it was worth it, especially to get away from the crowds on the rim. We descended into the hoodoo-filled canyons which have names like "Silent City" and "Wall Street" and ended up on the floor, or at least the first large level and wooded plateau. Incredible to be down there and looking up at the rock formations instead of down!