Nature never fails to make my jaw drops, and Bryce Canyon is one of its finest work. These amazing hoodoos are so strange and unique that it’s hard to believe that ordinary things like freezing temperature, erosion, and wind can cause such a natural wonder.
When people think about Bryce Canyon, they are most likely thinking of the Bryce Amphitheater. The view of the amphitheater is magnificent all day all year, but many photographers choose to rise early in the morning to capture Bryce Canyon at its best, during the sunrise.
Located in Utah, Bryce is one of state’s 5 national parks and is the second most popular after Zion National Park.
The biggest bummer about visiting Bryce is its size. Bryce Canyon is small. You can pretty much see the entire canyon from a single view point. The sheer amount of people that visit this park daily turns this small place into a mini Disneyland. However, you can avoid the crowd a little bit by hiking down into the canyon, which only a few percentage of visitors do.
In my opinion, while observing Bryce from above is stunning, there’s nothing quite like being close and personal with a place like this. I loved being able to slide my hands across the surface of a hoodoo and appreciate the beauty from down below.
Hiking in Bryce can be difficult for some due to the elevation changes. Similarly to the Grand Canyon, you first descend but then you will have to climb back up to your car. There are a few easy trails that you can take, but they tend to be crowded. The good thing is that Bryce Canyon is small enough for you to be able to wander aimlessly and you will most likely be able to get back to where you came from.
No pictures can truly capture this place, especially mine, so don’t wait any longer and make Bryce be your next trip.
Visiting Bryce is easy; there’s a busy visitor center, a running shuttle from town to different viewing points along the main road, and there are two large campgrounds (they fill up quick during summer time).
You can get more information about camping, hiking, and backcountry permits at Bryce on the official website.