We had breakfast at the Kaibab Lodge, left the North Rim and headed toward Bryce Canyon. The total distance to Bryce was about 140 miles.
As we drove northward on Hwy 67, we left the high meadows at about 8000 ft and entered pine forest. We had to be cautious because of free-range cattle along the roadway. We joined Hwy 89A at Jacob Lake, which was a winding mountain highway for a while.
Then after a long downslope the road opened up into high desert country with lots of sagebrush and long vistas.