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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.
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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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 /
• Useful websites.
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