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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Bryce Canyon National Park Utah in the United States


 Bryce Canyon National Park is a national park located in southwestern Utah in the United States. The major feature of the park is Bryce Canyon, which despite its name, is not a canyon but a collection of giant natural amphitheaters along the eastern side of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. Bryce is distinctive due to geological structures called hoodoos, formed by frost weathering and stream erosion of the river and lake bed sedimentary rocks. The red, orange, and white colors of the rocks provide spectacular views for park visitors. Bryce sits at a much higher elevation than nearby Zion National Park. The rim at Bryce varies from 8,000 to 9,000 feet (2,400 to 2,700 m). The Bryce Canyon area was settled by Mormon pioneers in the 1850s and was named after Ebenezer Bryce, who homesteaded in the area in 1874.[3] The area around Bryce Canyon became a National Monument in 1923 and was designated as a National Park in 1928. The park covers 35,835 acres (55.99 sq mi; 145.02 km2)[1] and receives relatively few visitors compared to Zion National Park and the Grand Canyon, largely due to its remote location.
















3 comments:

  1. Wow it's amazing views, how I wish to visit this place and the future.

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  2. Please contact me regarding your unauthorized use of my copyrighted Bryce Canyon image. Here is is on my page: http://travelwriter-liz.blogspot.com/2013/08/wordless-wednesday-bryce-canyon-hoodoos.html

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  3. Excellent blog, for sure you really enjoy this place. Thanks for sharing!

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