<—- THE BRYCE CANYON
Day 9: Bryce Canyon National Park-Zion National Park-Las Vegas
We leave early in the morning and after a few miles from Bryce Canyon we stop to admire the spectacle of the Red Canyon and its salt and pepper. After this first stop we continued south along US 89 to Mt. Carmel Junction where we diverted onto SR 9 towards Zion National Park where we arrived after about 2 hours.
Zion National Park
As soon as we arrived at Zion we had unpleasant news: the scenic drive of the canyon had been closed due to a landslide and therefore this prevented us from seeing “The Narrows”, that is, the high and narrow gorge of Zion. But the Zion park is equally beautiful even without entering the actual canyon. It has beautiful rocky walls with colors ranging from white to orange to red.
After the usual stop at the park’s Visitor Center we take the road to Las Vegas where we arrive around 2.00pm. Here we take possession of our mega room on the 27th floor of the Flamingo Hotel & Casino. Then we go to visit the city and in particular the Caesar Palace which has a beautiful gallery of shops with the sky that seems real (although we preferred the real and beautiful one of the American parks).
Today we traveled 250 miles from Bryce Canyon to Las Vegas.
Night: Flamingo Hotel & Casino
Our trip to America ended in this way, for me it was a wonderful experience: national parks are something incredible. What I liked the most was the Bryce Canyon and the walk inside the canyon, but each park deserves to be seen because each one has its own particularity. The Canyonlands “Island in the Sky” park is very spectacular and also the nearby Dead Horse Point State Park Overlook.