Our trip required two different locations to see the four parks. We started in Moab, visiting Canyonlands and Arches. We drove to St. George to visit Zion and Bryce. The trip took about five hours, driving through desolate landscape. We talked to a ranger at Arches about the second half of our trip. She said something about how the first part of our drive was scenic, but the rest was drab.
As we drove we kept wondering what road she took to Zion and Bryce. Just like our time in Canyonlands and Arches, every view in every direction was stunning. We could have spent days just wandering the state parks and marveling at the scenic overlooks we passed.
We were surrounded by breathtaking beauty at every turn. We openly wondered what road she took that she found drab. We were glad she was wrong as the gorgeous landscapes made the trip go by quickly.