Red Canyon

Shortly after making the turnoff from Highway 89 to get to Bryce Canyon you pass through Red Canyon.

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The photographs don’t do it justice, but it had the orange-est rock we’ve ever seen.   I am not sure why it was called Red Canyon since it really is almost a florescent orange, but I guess Red Canyon sounds better than Orange Canyon.

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The rock did not have the layers we saw in neighboring Bryce Canyon since all the rocks  were a solid orange.  The rock also looked a lot like dripped wax.

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Red Canyon is a thousand or so feet lower than the lowest part of Bryce Canyon but I suspect it comes from one of the same rock layers.

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