Over the past three months I’ve done tonnes. I’ve also seen a lot of things and places I never knew existed. One of these was Bryce Canyon National Park.
I’d never heard of Bryce Canyon National Park before we looked at our map and picked out where to go after visiting Arches National Park. It’s not far from Zion National Park which was our next destination so we decided to swing by and check it out.
We have an ‘America is beautiful’ pass which gets us access to all National Parks and tonnes of other places at no additional cost (it’s only $80 and is TOTALLY worth buying if you’re planning to visit 3+ parks and National Monuments given that each one costs about $30).
Arriving at about 4pm we had the park practically to ourselves. The tour buses had left for the day as had most other visitors. It was a little bit of a shock to the system to see snow and see our breath in front of our faces as the sun set. Especially after the rather mild mid-20s of Arches National Park just a few hours away.
Bryce Canyon’s landscape is unlike anything else I’ve ever seen and it’s absolutely stunning. The weird rock shapes that look a little like fingers are called Hoodoos. Whilst you can find these on every continent in the world (Italy’s Dolomites for example), Bryce Canyon is where you’ll find the largest collection of Hoodoos!
They also have a pretty cool orange colour to them.
By means of an introduction to Bryce Canyon National Park, here’s a collection of photos. But make sure you come back later to see what you should do on your visit to Bryce Canyon.