We also enjoyed hiking the Queen’s Garden and Navajo Trail where we were surrounded by beautiful orange hoodoos in Bryce Canyon. The dramatic breathtaking scenery all around us felt like being in a rock amphitheater made of iron oxide, which creates the different shades of deep reds, oranges, browns, yellows, and white lime stones. As we hiked to the bottom of the Navajo trail, we were amazed by the glowing orange light reflected off the huge gold and orange canyon walls called "Wall Street".
We later spent about two days at the Grand Staircase Escalante National Park where we hiked for 6 miles into the base of a canyon to see this breath-taking 200 foot waterfall. The crystal clear waters of Calf Creek plunge over a sandstone cliff into a transparent pool of cold water creating this magnificent waterfall. We also hiked the Peek-a-Boo and Spooky Slot Canyons in Escalante, which were the most strenuous hikes I have ever done in my life. It involved some rock climbing skills where we had to climb up a 20 foot rock, jump into two pools of mud, scramble over and under massive rocks, and squeeze our bodies through tiny narrow crevices between huge orange rock walls. It felt a little claustrophobic in some spots especially after having watched the movie “127 Hours”.
This once in a life time experience was totally worth it where we were able to capture in our photos and our memory, the magnificent orange rock formations created by millions of years of sedimentation, storms, floods, and wind. These beautiful orange rock landscapes of Utah have inspired all of our orange earring and necklace creations on KBlossoms! Hope you are inspired to visit Utah soon! To see more of our Utah-inspired vibrant orange jewelry, please visit my Etsy site: www.kblossoms.etsy.com.