Bryce Canyon National Park

Utah is well known for its beautiful National Parks. Among those, Bryce Canyon National Park is one of the most beautiful and awe inspiring.

Here’s an interesting fact for you…Bryce Canyon isn’t really a canyon. Instead, it is the edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. The Plateau is a lovely place where archways of stone and intricately carved towers shimmer under the color of the bright sun.

Many layers of sediment deposits make up the rock in Bryce Canyon. This sediment was deposited many millions of years ago when the area was actually part of a lake bottom. The Paria River has now exposed those layers, helping us to see the history of it easier.

When the months are warm, there are many trails available for visitors to explore. There are easy and hard hikes here. At the park entry are some of the best trails, near the Bryce Amphitheater. Some of the other trails include Under the Rim trails, Riggs Spring, and Fairyland. If you travel to the park during the summer, take lots of water and prepare yourself for very hot weather.

If you go during the winter, it is possible to snowshoe or cross country ski in some areas of the park. The roads in the winter are typically open between snowfalls. The air in the park is very crisp and clean in the winter months, giving you the chance to see a long way.

The park is a wonderful place to explore for some magnificent scenery. There are also many varieties of plants and animals in the park as well, though. Though seldom seen by tourists, there are some mountain lions and bears in the park. Usually, near the viewing areas, you can find many ground squirrels to entertain you. If you explore in the early morning or evening hours, you may also see some antelope, elk, and deer grazing in the meadows.

Bryce Canyon Park is considered a hidden jewel for good reason. Be sure to check it out on one of your future adventures and you will not be disappointed. In fact, you may be overwhelmed by the beauty of Bryce Canyon and make that your new go-to vacation destination.