Bryce Canyon Sunset

The Real Grand Staircase - First Three Steps

The Grand Staircase is a massive geologic phenomenon that defines millions of acres of landscape in southern Utah and northern Arizona. Made up of five defining "layers," the oldest layers of the Grand Staircase are found at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, while the newest layer makes up Bryce…

Devils Garden: A Natural Playground

Welcome to Devils Garden, a natural playground located in Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument about 17 miles southeast of Escalante. This surreal high desert landscape is accented by natural sandstone arches, hoodoos and monoliths colorfully sculpted over 170 million years by wind, ice, and…

Flora Diversity - Box Death Hollow Wilderness

Box Death Hollow Wilderness Area "The Box" is a canyon located in the western section of Box-Death Hollow Wilderness Area. The canyon was created by Pine Creek, which runs north-south through a steep monocline, and is only accessible from its lower end. The wilderness area is extremely fertile due…

Bryce Canyon, America's Most Unique National Park

A man takes photographs on the Queens Garden Trail in Bryce Canyon National Park. Bryce Canyon is, without a doubt, America's most exceptional and distinctive national park. Carved into the eastern edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau, the forces of nature are striking in Byrce Canyon National Park, as…

Red Canyon Views

Perhaps not surprisingly, there are many people who turn from Highway 89 onto Scenic Byway 12 and venture about two miles up the road to the point where they hit Red Canyon, and they say to themselves, "this must be Bryce Canyon". Those visitors often turn around and go on their merry way, believing…

Natural Arches & Bridges in Bryce Canyon Country

Mother Nature is always hard at work shaping Bryce Canyon Country's awe-inspiring bridges and arches. So what distinguishes these seemingly similar rock formations? A natural bridge is created from walled cliffs primarily by moving water erosion, such as a stream or river, whereas a natural arch is…

Bryce Canyon - Yovimpa & Rainbow Points

Looking north along the Bryce Canyon rim from the southern end of the park. Many travelers visiting Bryce Canyon National Park never make it to the canyon’s top points. But Rainbow and Yovimpa view are not to be missed! Less than a mile from each other, these stunning vistas are well worth the 17…

Upper Calf Creek Falls

Side trip from Escalante, Utah Perhaps one of Southern Utah’s best kept secrets, Upper Calf Creek Falls is an 88 ft cascading waterfall located just upstream for Lower Calf Creek. This secluded little downpour is hidden behind a steep sandstone incline, lined with volcanic boulders and obscured from…

Volcanic Lava Activity - Bryce Canyon Country

Much of Bryce Canyon Country’s unique landscape reflects an interesting volcanic history. Exposed geology reveals ancient lava deposits. and large lava fields on the Markagunt Plateau show evidence of volcanic activity as recent as one thousand years ago. Hikers walk up a hillside covered in…