Originally Posted by Billo_Really
I just remember it was a perfect place for the peyote crowd.
Well surrounding areas -but some of these are many miles down the road- have Indian reservations. But during the old free pot/hitch hiking days, people used to drift through there and out of the way places in Oregon and Cali. The population of Bryce Canyon City swells with tourists and goes back down when the weather changes. I always see Japanese tourists when I go through the area. I think people are drawn to the Arches which we did not visit this trip. They are popular from cowboy movies. But people don't stay , they pass through or just stay a night so they can hike in the arches in the morning.
But I have not been out of Idaho for about five years now. I'm starting to notice more traffic and "progress". Like they built a great big rest area on the site of an old ranch where we always used to stop because it was so scenic with a creek and all. The darn creek is dry now. bummer but we did do some rock climbing and found a scavenger hunt stash with a map. It was kinda cool. For a minute there my husband thought he had found some hidden gold or something.
Oh and the RV is now already full of rocks. We'll polish em up cuz ya never know.