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Bryce Canyon

Listed under Canyons in Mountain States, United States.

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Bryce Canyon isn't really a canyon, but a series of horseshoe shaped aphitheatres filled with mazes of spiked, coloured rock formations, called hoodoos, shaped by ancient contact with ice and gravel. Because the sedimentary layers are made from many types of rock, the hoodoos are a range of warm red and orange colours. They look something like hundreds of giant, flat topped, narrow stalagmites within a vast basin.

As well as exploring the crevises between the hoodoo canyons, you can also climb and cycle around the Bryce Canyon National Park which has a range of other scenery to enjoy including forests and desert plateaus.

Official Bryce Canyon Website.

Written by  Andy Kinght.

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“The Original Wall Street – Bryce Canyon”

Imagine being 9 years old again, your parents are in Orlando and they are dutifully following all of the signs to Disneyworld. The excitement is building within you. Your nose is pressed against the window eagerly trying to get that first glimpse of … Read more...

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“Bryce Canyon National Park: One minute wonder”

By Tim Jepson for The Telegraph First Published 7th May 2009 Where is it? In the south-west corner of Utah, just north of the Grand Canyon and close to the Nevada border and Las Vegas. Why is it special? This is one of the smallest but most spectacula… Read more...

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Bryce Canyon is a beautiful place to visit and you can easily get every photograph to look outstanding and almost 3D. The colors stand out and the views from all areas are breathtaking. Watch your step though as it crumbles into dust. I suppose if it rains there, it is ever changing but it is a must see to me.

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