It’s only about a 6 hour drive from Death Valley to Bryce Canyon, but the change in environment is dramatic. While Death Valley sits at sea level (or below), Bryce is at roughly 8,500 feet. Kind of a big change. Where one is dry and warm, the other can be downright chilly – and snowy – especially in March.
And we weren’t disappointed. We did find a fair amount of snow. In fact, fresh snow fell on the second day we were there. Maybe not as pretty as the “super bloom” we saw in Death Valley a few days earlier, but snow on red rock has its own special charm. It also keeps the tourist count down. We practically had the place to ourselves. For an ornery old coot like myself, that’s a good thing.