First, the road climbs. Up and up you go. Then it runs along the top of a narrow ridge, with a steep drop off on both sides. Incredible vistas.
Then you drop down into the river canyon.
Then up once again.
The Escalante (#15) would hardly be called a river by PNW standard, except for the landscape it has wrought.
My attempt to get a picture for identification. These purple-flowering bushes were common in the area. Anyone?
Tom: we live here, ok?
Cannonville is a town right outside of Bryce Canyon.
Arial view from Wiki
There were several unusually large houses in the area . . . but I have no prejudices against people-with-large-houses.
What a beautiful area. . .