Bryce Canyon’s Inspiration
Even though nowadays the majority of my inspiration comes from in and around Sedona. I decided to travel to Bryce Canyon, in southern Utah. I’ve heard good things about Bryce and decided to see for myself what the fuss was all about. So, I took a road trip, traveling just 5 and a half hrs. and that was where I discovered that Bryce Canyon rivaled Sedona in the red rock formations.
Surrounded by Magnificence
Bryce Canyons amphitheater is where we hiked when we first arrived. We arrived at an overlook, called what else “Inspiration Point.” The viewpoint at Inspiration Point consists of three levels that provide varied, spectacular perspectives of the main amphitheater, where I photographed this reference that I used, to create this modern abstract landscape wall art. And of course later to be made into canvas prints.
Bryce is famous for its unique worldly geology, consisting of a series of horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters. With its bizarre shapes including slot canyons, windows, fins, and spires called “hoodoos.” Tinted with colors too numerous and subtle to name, these whimsically arranged rocks create a wondrous landscape of mazes, offering some of the most exciting and memorable walks and hikes imaginable.
While no trails lead down into the canyon from the steep cliffs of Inspiration Point, the Rim Trail extends south from Fairyland to Bryce Point and north through the area is known as the amphitheater to Sunset Point. The total length is 5.5 miles with an elevation gain of 1,754 feet. It took me a little over 4.5 hours. I for one was ready for a nap after that climb! Coincidently, Rim Trail Drive, in Sedona is where Sedona Art Studios was born.