Bryce Canyon National Park, located in southern Utah near the eastern edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. The main attraction of Bryce Canyon National Park is the series of horseshoe shaped amphitheaters of stone. The rock formations in Bryce Canyon National Park are a result of frost wedging and rainwater eroding to shape limestone. There are many interesting formations in the limestone: windows, spires called "hoodoos," and what are called fins. Together, they all insure that Bryce Canyon National Park is a destination that offers beauty and activity.
There are many opportunities for activity in Bryce Canyon National Park. On your visit to the park, be sure to check out the many hiking trails that can be found throughout the limestone formations and beyond. If you are into wildlife, there are wonderful opportunities to bird watch. Or, if you want a little more of a thrill, there are three and four wheel auto-touring opportunities available throughout the park. Scenic roads around Bryce Canyon National Park offer opportunities to those who may not want or be able to get around on a hike or ATV ride.
Since there are so many activities and sights to see in the park, you may not feel you can take it all in during one single day. No problem; Bryce Canyon campground offers you and your family the opportunity to stay for several days to truly enjoy everything the Bryce Canyon National Park has to offer. Bryce Canyon campground offerings include two separate campgrounds. Each has restrooms with flush toilets as well as drinking water available to campers. There is even a general store for picking up items you may have forgotten at home.
Bryce Canyon National Park is particularly wonderful if you have an interest in nature and geology. The Park covers 2000 feet of elevation. Because of this variation in elevation, the park has three different climates. There is the spruce and fir forest, the ponderosa pine forest, and pinyon pine and juniper forest. With this variety of climate and environment there is a variety of biology. Bryce Canyon National Park boasts over 100 bird species, a variety of mammals, and over one thousand plant species. If geology is your thing, you will want to make sure you get a look at the famous limestone spires called "hoodoos." Hoodoos are created by the eroding of the limestone by ice and rainwater. They are truly a natural wonder.
Bryce Canyon National Park may be small, but there are always a lot of things going on there. On the park's website there are many activities and special events that you and your family can enjoy. You can then take advantage of such things as a full moon hike or special concerts. The true value of this national wonder is in the views and atmosphere around the amazing limestone formations. Sit and gaze up on them, hike through them, ride an ATV in their shadows, or camp near them.
No matter what you choose to do, enjoy this natural art, formed by millions of years of erosion. Mother nature is the greatest sculptor mankind knows. So pack up the family and enjoy a day or a week in Bryce Canyon National Park.