Snow Covered Bryce Canyon Utah

Bryce Canyon in Winter

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It’s that time of year when those who love winter, get the best of Bryce Canyon.With elevations that range from 8,000 to 9,000 feet on the Paunsaugunt plateau, snow is an expectation in winter months at Bryce Canyon. With that in mind many shy away from visiting the park during this time of year, but that is one of the key reasons why visiting Bryce Canyon in winter is so spectacular.

Light snow begins to disappear on Byway

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Bryce Canyon Country – A Multi-day Destination – Part 1

Part One:The next couple of blog posts introduce information on why Bryce Canyon Country is truly a multi-day destination.  

Bryce Canyon National Park in early morning light.

Bryce Canyon National Park is the crown jewel of Garfield County—but there’s so much natural beauty and adventure to experience! With charming towns and easy access to scenic byways, a national monument, national and state parks, alpine lakes and incredible scenery, you’ll want to return again and again. Bryce Canyon National Park Visitors

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Bryce Canyon Hoodoos

Bryce Canyon, America’s Most Unique National Park

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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 the landscape explodes with enigmatic hoodoos, fins, arches, and spires carved over millennia by wind and water erosion. Bryce amphitheater, the largest here in America’s most unique national park, spans six

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Erosion in Bryce Canyon

Winter snows and cooler overnight temperatures force moisture to freeze and expand within rock crags.

Several forces of nature have played a hand in the formation of Bryce Canyon’s horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters, and other similar formations in the surrounding region.  While much of the landscape is the result of millions of years of changing climates and shifts and uplifts of the Colorado Plateau, the hoodoos that stand sentry in Bryce Canyon today are largely the result of a combination

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Ebenezer Bryce – Namesake for Bryce Canyon

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Ebenezer Bryce was a Mormon pioneer, Scottish by birth, who is perhaps best known for his namesake Bryce Canyon National Park.   Bryce was born in Dunblane, Perth and Kinross, Scotland on November 17, 1830. He joined the Church of the Latter Day Saints in 1848, and immigrated to the United States by way of New Orleans later that same year, shortly before his eighteenth birthday. He moved to Salt Lake City, where he married Mary Ann Parks in

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Bryce Canyon History

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Hoodoos stand tall against the sky at Bryce Canyon National Park.

Most famous for the colorful hoodoos which rise from deep within its craggy amphitheaters, Bryce Canyon National Park also boasts a colorful past, rich in Native American lore and pioneer history. Dating back more than 10,000 years, the anthropologic history of Bryce Canyon National Park is as alluring as its distinct landscape.

Little is known about the earliest inhabitants, although archaeologists believe Paleo-Indians hunted about 10,000-15,000 years ago in

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Bryce Canyon – Utah’s “Must See” National Park

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Utah’s five national parks are all spectacular scenic attractions, but nowhere are the forces of nature more strikingly apparent than at Bryce Canyon National Park.   At this park you’ll find distinctly shaped towers of stone that have been formed by unique erosion factors.

Bryce Canyon Utah – Amphitheater

These formations, called Hoodoos, rise from the canyon floor, and add an air of mystery and splendor to the landscape.   This twenty mile long national park offers a series of

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