Drive by Mt Carmel Jonction for Bryce Canyon
Drive by Mt Carmel Jonction for Bryce Canyon from Zion
After disassemble the tent, put all the stuff in the car, I took the direction of Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon, on The Zion Mt. Carmel Highway (SR-9). This scenic byway runs from the south entrance of Zion National Park through the east entrance, ending at the junction of SR-9 and US-89 in Mt. Carmel Junction. Along the way, the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway navigates six switchbacks and two tunnels. Driving along SR-9 is one of America’s favorite car adventures.
The Zion Canyon Road is the 6-mile off SR-9, into Zion Canyon. From late March, early November, Zion Canyon is accessed via the shuttle. The shuttle does not go through the main section along the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway. Private cars are allowed in Zion Canyon when shuttles are not running.
I make a stop in Mount Carmel Junction Located 12 miles (19 km) east of Zion National Park, to take a coffee and put gas in the car. Mount Carmel Junction sits at the junction of U.S. Route 89 and State Route 9 in southwestern Utah.
I remember that if you take gas at the Shell Station, you get a discount on the t-shirts (it has been like this for me), in the shop White Mountain Trading Post, which is specialized in quality Native American Jewelry, gifts, t-shirts, hats and much more.
I hit the road again to Bryce Canyon.
I arrive at Red Canyon, I park the car on parking lot “Birseye Trailhead RD“. I take my cameras and climbs on top of the spectacular red sandstone spiers and formations. This area has-been called Expired the “most photographed spot in Utah. The brilliant red soil contrasted with the green pines is very photogenic.
I spend a few hours to take pictures and videos. These landscapes are breathtaking. Then I go to Bryce Canyon.