BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK (USA)

INTRODUCTION

Bryce Canyon National Park is a national park located in State of Utah. Contained within the park is Bryce Canyon. Despite its name, this is not actually a canyon, but rather a giant natural amphitheater created by erosion along the eastern side of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. Bryce is distinctive due to its geological structures, called hoodoos. The red, orange and white colors of the rocks provide spectacular views to visitors. The park is open year-round.

KEY ATTRACTIONS

Sunrise Point - Located near the Bryce Canyon Lodge, Sunrise Point provides an inspiring view of the canyon amphitheatre, with light best at sunrise.

Sunset Point – Located a little away from Sunrise Point along the Rim Trail, Sunset Point offers an alternative view of the canyon amphitheatre with best light occurring at sunset.

Inspiration Point – Another viewpoint accessible by car or from the Rim Trail, Inspiration View’s name is well-deserved. Photography from this overlook is best at sunset.

Bryce Point. – One of the most dramatic overlooks in the park, Bryce Point offers a tremendous panorama of the hoodoos and the surrounding landscape.

Natural Bridge – Formed from an eroded hoodoo, the natural bridge is an interesting feature.

Rainbow Point – Located at the end of the park road, Rainbow Point and Yovimpa Point provide lookouts onto more hoodoos and also allow access to park trails.

Fairyland Point - A pretty side valley like a small-scale version of the main canyon, this is reached before the park entrance station. Other things one can do here are hike a canyon trail, stroll along the rim, and take a wrangler-guided horseback or mule back ride into the canyon.

GETTING AROUND

From late May through early September, the free Bryce Canyon Shuttle takes visitors to the park’s most popular viewpoints, trails and facilities.