In one week I was up before sunrise on two days. This is pretty much unheard of in my life. But when there are worthy causes, getting up when it is still dark out it isn’t too difficult. I was up early to catch a flight to Salt Lake City. Then, I was up at dawn to see the sunrise at Bryce Canyon National Park a couple of days later.
Sunrise at Bryce Canyon National Park is definitely worth the struggle. Getting the campsite closest to the rim trail helps, too.Dawn is lovely. Then you get to watch the sun rise above the rocks in the east.And then the sun’s rays light up the amphitheater walls of the national park.And finally, if you are like me, you can hike back to your tent full of happiness and sleep for a few more hours until a much more appropriate time to get up.