Places to Visit: Bryce National Park

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Bryce National Park

The beautiful Bryce Canyon National Park in southwest UT is a travel destination to be seen. The park was carved out by natural erosion along the nearby Paunsaugunt Plateau and features colorful red, orange and white rocks; typical of the many canyonlands found in Utah. Read More

The Bryce Canyon National Park was first settled by Mormon families traveling west. It soon became a national park in 1928. Bryce receives few visitors in comparison to other nearby canyons, so it is ideal for someone who wants to get away without the usual touristy hustle and bustle.

Some little known information on this spectacular Utah Park is that it not actually a canyon but rather simply formations carved from erosion by water, wind, ice and rivers. It is a glowing and glorified lakebed. Bryce also features its own special structures called hoodoos. The hoodoos are so unique that there is nothing like them anywhere in the world beside Bryce Canyon National Park.

Some other sites to see are Rainbow Point, which is completely stunning especially if you get to witness the rare rainbows here, Native American sites, the historic home of Mormon Ebenezer Bryce and the many naturally carved windows, plateaus, cliffs and amphitheaters throughout the park.

There are also plenty of activities with eight hiking trails to points like Mossy Cave, the Navajo Loop and the Fairyland loop. Horseback riding and scenic drives are available too. Be sure to bring your camera whatever you do. Bryce's sunrises and sets are said to be some of the most amazing in all of Utah.