After about a three hour drive from home via breakfast at Jacob Lake Inn we made our first stop at the Mossy Cave trail head, a little side trip before entering Bryce Canyon National Park.
We were blown away by the towering hoodoos leading us into this canyon as we followed The Tropic Ditch. Because the landscape didn’t offer enough water for farming a 10-mile ditch was hand dug by early Mormon settlers.
Now referred to as Water Canyon the trail climbs 200 feet (61m) to Mossy Cave.
This grotto has an underground spring that seeps through the rocks.
Another short side trail leads to a waterfall.
I loved this short hike,
looking up at the hoodoos and windows.
Then we went to the Lodge, checked into our room and continued exploring the many overlooks at Bryce.
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