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Bryce Canyon

Bryce, Utah

Giant, natural amphitheaters made of delicate geological formations called "hoodoos." 


Reds and oranges swirl stunningly in the rocks of these natural ampitheaters.

Created by frost weathering and stream erosion, these distinctive formations are called hoodoos, formed by a process of headward erosion. Creating long streams and larger basins, this particular geographic occurance created large, brightly-colored pinnacles that jut out from the basin in a georgeous display.

Parking can be tricky, so it is recommended to park at the Shuttle Staging Area outside of the park and ride the shuttle in. There is no extra cost to use the shuttle. Shuttles run frequently (about every  10 to 15 minutes) and will take you to several of the most scenic points as well as the campground, lodge and visitors’ center.

Know Before You Go

There are a lot of amazing things to see inside this park. When you visit, you should bring some water and stay hydrated. There are a lot of hiking trails and it is an amazing experience. Go there with friends and family because everyone will enjoy the park. 

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