From the town of Tropic, head south on Utah Route 63 to the National Park. Park at either Sunrise or Sunset Points and pick up the Rim trail.
On this trip to the southwest, my son and I had visited Bryce a few days before this picture was taken and been disappointed by flat light and throngs of tourists. A few days later we were in Escalante and the weather report called for rain and maybe snow. I talked him into going back, hoping for more interesting lighting conditions. We spent a euphoric evening photographing the rim and descending into the canyon.
Bryce Canyon and its remarkable amphitheatres of orange-pink hoodoos are world famous. I have made many pilgrimages to photograph and hike in this amazing landscape. Determined to capture a different perspective, I hiked along the rim at the end of the day, avoiding the "classic" views out over the hoodoo jumbles. A storm blew through and it briefly rained. As the clouds began to pass, different aspects of the landscape were illuminated by a rich light.