Bryce Canyon Utah

Bryce Canyon Utah

Geologically speaking, a ‘hoodoo’ is, quote: a tall, thin spire of rock that protrudes from the bottom of an arid drainage basin or badland. (Source) It’s also called a ‘tent rock, fairy chimney or earth pyramid’. I learned the term ‘hoodoo’ after digging around — pun intended — for information about Utah’s Bryce Canyon, also a national park. Many of the photos I collected featuring the canyon are of this part of the national park. The Paiute Native Americans have a tradition about these hoodoos, that they are an ancient ‘Legend People’ turned to stone for “living too heavily upon the land”. (Source) See what you think about this fascinating place.

Here is a beautiful 10-minute video that showcases one of the most intriguing geological regions in our country. I enjoyed the music as well. For a fantastic though brief look at the top ten things to see and do in Bryce Canyon National Park, check out this terrific short video. Here’s a wonderful short video featuring the Queen’s Garden/Navajo Trail and all these magnificent hoodoos.

FunFacts about Bryce Canyon, Utah: (Source) (Source) (Source)  

  • Basic information about the canyon, quote: Bryce Canyon National Park is a United States national park located in southwestern Utah. The major feature of the park is Bryce Canyon, which despite its name, is not a canyon, but a collection of giant natural amphitheaters along the eastern side of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. Bryce is distinctive due to geological structures called hoodoos, formed by frost weathering and stream erosion of the river and lake bed sedimentary rocks. (Source)
  • In 1875, Ebenezer Bryce started ranching in the area that now holds his name. He is reputed to have said that the canyon is, “a hell of a place to lose a cow.”
  • Bryce Canyon is at a fairly high elevation. Its rim ranges from 8,000 to 9,000 feet (2,400 to 2,700 m).
  • On a clear day, visibility from Bryce exceeds 100 miles.
  • Bryce Canyon was settled by Mormon pioneers in the 1850s.
  • Over two million people visit Bryce Canyon annually.
  • Archaeologically, Bryce Canyon has been inhabited for 10,000 years.
  • More than 400 native plants live in the park.

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25 thoughts on “Bryce Canyon Utah

  1. That would be an awesome place to visit! The rock formations are really cool, and I love the striations!

  2. I can’t believe Bryce Canyon is not actually a canyon! It’s always funny when the name of a place is actually misleading. The hoodoos are interesting and almost seem like little castles from the photos.

  3. All the photos are gorgeous and liked #2 the best. Have never been there, but would love to see it. A gorgeous natural wonder. AZ

  4. The fifth photo of the swirls is one of my screen savers.

    Haven’t been there yet, but it’s definitely on my bucket list.

    The Grand Canyon was amazing to see in person, but Bryce is just as impressive in its own way.

    I have to rethink using the word “hoodoo” now.

    The things we learn on your blog!!

    • Sandra,
      My husband surprised me: He actually knew these formations were called ‘hoodoos’. What I want to know is who exactly came up with this scientific term, lol!

      Caris,
      Buckeye Arizona USA

  5. I want to go see it ! Maybe send a month there and just explore! The pictures reminds me of a magazine called Arizona highways.

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