Bryce Canyon National Park
What people say about Bryce Canyon National Park, it's all true. There are red rock formations, pillars, cliff sides, canyons, arches and amphitheaters that are wonders created by nature over millions of years!
Rainbow Point Shuttle Tour
A week before we got to Bryce, I looked up their website to see if there were any tours we could take and found the Rainbow Point Shuttle Tour which is a free (with park admission) 3.5 hour tour of many of the park's scenic viewpoints. The tours are twice daily at 9:00am and 1:30pm and can take up to 40 passengers each tour. It fills up pretty quickly so they recommend to make a reservation up to 1 week in advance.
The tour is definitely worth taking! Our guide not only taught us about the history of Bryce Canyon, but also about the wildlife and plant life. Each stop was a great opportunity for photos and learning.
Mossy Cave Trail
During one of the days we were at Bryce, we took a trip to Mossy Cave and hiked the 1/2 mile up to the cave and nearby waterfall.
As we hiked, there were various spots with a small stream of water flowing, but this time of the year, the waterfall was almost completely dried up so there was barely a trickle of water...
It's an easy hike that can be done with small children and we got a few nice photos before heading back to camp.
Boondocking at George's Gift
We totally scored on a great boondocking spot at George's Gift! It's close to town and close to the entrance to the park, making it an ideal location for camping.
There's no clear road sign that indicates the entrance besides a paved turnout, so we used the GPS coordinates (37.6625, -112.1639) to find the place. Past the turnout, there's a dirt road that leads to a large forested area. Keep going down that road and it splits into a few more dirt roads in which you'll find cleared areas with makeshift campfire rings. The road is rutted with a lot of potholes so just be careful especially if it's muddy!
During the day there were people riding their ATVs through the area, but at night it was quiet and peaceful. We also saw many deer grazing nearby! They tend to be pretty shy so they stayed away which is fine by me. I liked admiring them from a safe distance!
Cell Signal for Working Remotely
Cell signal and speeds was pretty decent here. Bach was able to connect and work all week without any issues. Verizon surprisingly had good signal (we've had the worst time with Verizon since we left California...) and AT&T was strong as well.
Overall, this was another successful and much enjoyed boondocking stay! There's so much more of Bryce Canyon that we want to see and didn't get a chance to this time, but that's another reason why we'll have to go back for another visit in the future!