I have seen so many photos of Bryce Canyon over the years and always thought the canyon was really beautiful. But you know, more often than not, the place sometimes just doesn’t live up to what you have seen in photos (thanks to photoshop). Well… Bryce Canyon is totally the opposite. Photographs just don’t do it any justice. But yes…photos show beautiful scenery but when you visit this place, it will not only show you it’s beauty but it will make you feel the presence of old-time past and will leave you breathless. There is no place like Bryce Canyon!!!
When you visit this place, be prepared to be mesmerized. The Hoodoos, odd-shaped pillars of rock left standing from the forces of erosion, are so beautiful. Hoodoos can be found in other places, but the Bryce Canyon National Park has the largest collection of hoodoos in the world.
The Bryce Amphitheater area is the most visited part of the park since it has very convenient access and contains many of the most famous formations. My family spent few hours in this area and we wish we had more time to explore. But we did the most of our time.
There are few major viewpoints in the Bryce Amphitheater; Sunrise Point, Sunset Point, Inspiration Point, and Bryce Point and each one provides spectacular views out over the Bryce Amphitheater. There is the Rim Trail that follows the edge of the cliff on top of the Bryce Amphitheater. It connects the viewpoints that overlook the amphitheater and it’s an easy walk for everyone, including those with wheelchairs. Of course, there are several trails drop down into the Amphitheater so you can get to see the hoodoos or the other formations up close and personal (these trails are usually harder and not wheelchair accessible). We did a little hike down one trail but since we were press for time, we didn’t go all the way down.
Here are some of the photos that we took. Enjoy…
Bryce Canyon is known more for the hoodoo rock formations than for the arches, however, there are several arches around the park. The best-known arches include the Bryce Natural Bridge. It’s about 9 miles South of the amphitheater. From the right viewpoint, the Bryce Natural Bridge is a beautiful arch which frames a beautiful scene.
Tip: If you are a day trip visitor, arrive early so you have enough time to do some hikes and enjoy the park. I do suggest to stay at least a night to appreciate the beauty of this park.
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Happy and safe travels y’all. xoxo