Bryce Canyon national park is a unique geological spectacle in the US state of Utah. It features a series of amphitheaters filled with the largest collection of naturally carved rock pillars known as hoodoos, that cannot be seen anywhere else on earth. An incredibly beautiful park that cannot be aptly described in words and no pictures can truly do justice.
Every viewpoint in the park leaves visitors awestruck by the brilliant scenery - a mix of red, orange, yellow and white color hoodoos, fins and slopes. It is simply astonishing how millions of years of weather and erosion has sculpted a landscape this rich and distinctive.
Many trails across the park gets visitors up-close and personal with the formations. Walking among these tall standing oddly shaped hoodoos simply feels otherworldly, kind of spooky but surreal at the same time. Some of the pillars are over hundred feet tall and some are interestingly shaped to resemble Thor's hammer, Queen Victoria, natural bridge to name a few.
Trails are windy, dusty and of varied difficulties. You have to get down and get your shoes dirty if you really want to feel the park. Literally get you shoes dirty because that is what happens by the end of the day anyway, your shoes will be unrecognizably covered in dust.
Whether you drive around or hike, the scenery will leave you curious and gazing open-mouthedly. Travelers rave about the winters in Bryce Canyon painting a picture of a fascinating winter wonderland, which we are yet to witness.
We used Fuji X-E2 with 18-55mm lens for the most part. And Sony RX100 as a secondary camera.
Where to Stay: We stayed in Springhill Suites, Cedar City. Here is a list of Hotels near Bryce Canyon.
Getting around: Once at the park you can drive around in your own vehicle or use the park shuttle.
Hours and Cost: Open 24 hours a day year round.
Park entrance - $15 per person for 7 days / $30 per vehicle for 7 days.
Trails: There are trails of varied difficulties, rugged, steep, dusty, windy.
In your bag: Snacks, lots of water, sturdy shoes, a light sweater, dress in warm clothing in winter, and a camera.
Time to Spend: 1-2 days.