• Jyothi Vummiti

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Updated: Nov 21, 2018

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. It is an incredibly beautiful park that no pictures can truly do justice. 


Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah


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. 


Beautiful view / One of the trails


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.


Hoodoos / Queen Victoria


Trails are windy, dusty and of varied difficulties. You have to get down and get your shoes dirty to really feel the park. Make sure you are wearing comfortable hiking shoes. By the end of the day, you would return awestruck having walked among some of the fascinating natural structures, and your shoes would be unrecognizable.


Navajo Loop Trail

Hiking through narrow fins


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 look forward to seeing. 


Another incredible view at Bryce Canyon


Gear used: We used Fuji X-E2 with 18-55mm lens for the most part. And Sony RX100 as a secondary camera.

Useful Information:

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.


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