This area is north of Bryce and similar in many ways, but like most of the Southwest it is unique. Most people fly by Red Canyon on the road to Bryce while they try to fit 5 national parks into a 7-day trip. We spent a morning hiking a few of its trails and liked it a lot.
Slot canyons are common throughout the plateau and some of them are quite technically difficult and require climbing gear to even enter. Willis Creek is an easy and beautiful hike through a slot canyon that was so fun, even Tucker liked it! On the way we ran into a real life Utah cattle drive. A family moving some livestock from down by Lake Powell up to the Bryce area.
The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is a huge, mostly roadless, area of the plateau. We just dipped out toe in the vast waters of this place. We drove down the beautiful--but very bumpy--gravel road Cottonwood Canyon Road for just a small part of its 40 miles to see Grosvenor Arch and another nice slot canyon called Cottonwood Narrows.