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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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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