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Bryce Canyon (map) is a United States National Park in Utah‘s Canyon Country (+wikivoyage). The major feature of the park is Bryce Canyon, which despite its name, is not a canyon, but a collection of giant natural amphitheaters.

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Bryce is distinctive due to geological structures called hoodoos, formed by frost weathering and stream erosion of the river and lake bed sedimentary rocks. The red, orange, and white colors of the rocks provide spectacular views for park visitors.

Bryce Canyon National Park is much smaller, and sits at a much higher elevation than nearby Zion National Park (map).

The area was settled by Mormon pioneers in the 1850s and was named after Ebenezer Bryce, who homesteaded in the area in 1875 and was known to have described the canyon as “a hell of a place to lose a cow”.

Most park visitors sightsee using the scenic drive, which provides access to 13 viewpoints over the amphitheaters. Bryce Canyon has eight marked and maintained hiking trails that can be hiked in less than a day (round trip time, trailhead): Mossy Cave (one hour, State Route 12 northwest of Tropic), Rim Trail (5–6 hours, anywhere on rim), Bristlecone Loop (one hour, Rainbow Point), and Queens Garden (1–2 hours, Sunrise Point) are easy to moderate hikes.

Navajo Loop (1–2 hours, Sunset Point) and Tower Bridge (2–3 hours, north of Sunrise Point) are moderate hikes.

Fairyland Loop (4–5 hours, Fairyland Point) and Peekaboo Loop (3–4 hours, Bryce Point) are strenuous hikes. Several of these trails intersect, allowing hikers to combine routes for more challenging hikes.

The park also has two trails designated for overnight hiking: the 9-mile (14 km) Riggs Spring Loop Trail and the 23-mile (37 km) Under-the-Rim Trail. Both require a backcountry camping permit. In total there are 50 miles (80 km) of trails in the park.

There are two campgrounds in the park, North Campground and Sunset Campground. Loop A in North Campground is open year-round. Additional loops and Sunset Campground are open from late spring to early autumn. The 114-room Bryce Canyon Lodge is another way to stay overnight in the park.

The park is a mecca for landscape photographers, with clear air and incredible scenery making for amazing photographs. Offseason trips may be best in order to avoid crowds, although the best light for photographing the amphitheater occurs during the long days of summer, with the light just after sunrise and before sunset best for bringing out the colors of the rock.

Additionally, like much of the Southwest the Bryce Canyon landscape offers great opportunities to experiment with panorama photos.

From April through October the park’s weather is relatively mild, with pleasant days, cool nights and occasional thunderstorms.

A park shuttle runs during the peak summer months (May–October), allowing people to park their cars outside of the park and then travel to the overlooks along the road. Shuttles run from well before sunrise until after sunset and ensure that a full parking lot won’t prevent a visit to any of the park’s sights.

 

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rideuta.com – transportation of the state of Utah.

The park’s main road is Utah State Route 63, which is accessed from Utah State Route 12.

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BUS: Major intercity bus companies include: BoltBus • Greyhound • Jefferson Lines • Megabus • Peter Pan • Trailways • Chinatown buses

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AIRPORT: The main points of entry to the United States by plane: Atlanta ⇒ Hartsfield • New York City ⇒ Newark Liberty / John F. Kennedy • Los Angeles • Chicago ⇒ O’Hare • San Francisco • Seattle ⇒ Seattle-Tacoma • Miami • Houston ⇒ George Bush.

FERRY: America has the largest system of inland waterways of any country in the world. It is entirely possible to navigate around within the United States by boat ⇒ The New York State Canal System • The St. Lawrence Seaway • *The Mississippi River.

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, USA.

The stunning, out-of-this-world beauty of Bryce Canyon National Park, seen from the main trails and viewpoints in the park.

In this video: Sunrise Point (0:06), Sunset Point (0:15, 6:25), Navajo trail (0:31), Queens Garden trail (3:01), Peek-a-Boo trail (3:51), Inspiration Point (6:43), Mossy Cave trail (7:11), Fairyland Trail (7:24), Tower Bridge (8:53), Natural Bridge (9:11).

video source: Amazing Places on Our Planet / youtube.com /

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National Park Service (nps.gov): This website provides information on national parks and monuments in the United States, including park activities and events, camping and lodging information, and park regulations.