Bryce Canyon is located in southwestern Utah in the United States. It’s not a canyon but a giant natural amphitheater created by erosion along the eastern side of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. Bryce is distinctive due to geological structures called hoodoos, formed by wind, water, and ice erosion. The red, orange, and colors of the rocks provide spectacular views for park visitors. Bryce sits at an elevation that varies from 8,000 to 9,000 feet.
Bryce area was named after Ebenezer Bryce, a Morman who homesteaded in the area in 1874. The park receives relatively few visitors compared to nearby Zion National Park and the Grand Canyon, largely due to its remote location.
Location: Southwest Utah, USA
Photographer: brian swales