The Holiday Inn Express breakfast at Moab was very acceptable and had the most divine iced cinnamon buns, which we took each day for snack.
We left after breakfast and headed for our next stop which was Bryce Canyon. This entailed a 4.5 hour drive through very sparsely populated desert-like landscape, but also some amazing rock structures.
We stopped halfway, desperate for a coffee, in a tiny, rundown, one horse town called Circleville. The place looked abandoned, but the sign on the door said “Open”. It was pretty scruffy, but no sooner were we in than we were informed Circleville was where the teenage Butch Cassidy had lived. A few locals were enjoying what looked like a good lunch, and we had a cheap cup of coffee!
The drive to Bryce Canyon was through increasingly more fertile land and we eventually checked in to the Best Western Grand Bryce Canyon for one night B&B.
Bryce Canyon village is a collection of hotels and eateries just outside the Park. It’s very convenient and much of the canyon is scenic lay by spots with a short walk.
However, there are longer hikes down into the canyon amongst the ‘hoodoos’ (spikey rock formations)
These are fascinating structures, and it was a pleasant walk, although a slog climbing up 600 ft!
From Bryce, it was a short drive down to Zion NP