Hoodoos of Bryce Canyon • Geology At It's Finest!
Just below the Fur trees at Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah, you will find the striking Hoodoos of Bryce Canyon!
Witness amazing geology, colorful limestone and rock spires in bizarre shapes and stuctures formed due to millions of years of erosion.
The Hoodoos at Bryce Canyon, which are between 5 feet and 150 feet are tall, skinny spires of irregular rock formations that protrude from the bottom of arid basins and 'broken' lands.
The hoodoos of Bryce Canyon are made up of lively color patterns and are of different rock types including; siltsones, mudstones and limestone.
Located in Utah's southwest region, the hoodoos at Bryce Canyon was naturally born 30 to 40 years ago and it has grown to become a major tourist attraction with over 1 million visitors (2014) due to its mystical shapes and intriguing views which continuously change due to severe weather conditions.
In the winter, snow falls up to 100 inches which promotes the rocks to break into smaller pieces.
Before visiting this wonderful location, check the wind and water erosion signs and warnings as by mid to late summer, the raining season in the area comes in the form of monsoons.
The hoodoos are said to have been naturally formed by water, ice and gravity. However, Paiute Indian History says that the hoodoos with their colorful hues and wild shapes were 'legend people' who were turned into stone by Coyote, the trickster god.
The view from Bryce Canyon can exceed 100 miles on a clear day! Showing red, orange and white rocks and natural beauty. It is also possible to see over 7,000 stars from the Canyon National Park on a very clear night! Just spectacular!
Want to experience more than just breathtaking views? You can also try to spot all of the 400 hardy plant species, mountain lions, foxes, bobcats, porcupines and black bears to name a few!
As if a visit to see the Hoodoos of Bryce Canyon and all its mystery was not enough, you can also experience other nearby sites such as the Bryce Amphitheater, The Rim Trail, Mossy Cave Trail and Thor's Hammer, where you can spot a variety of reptiles and engage in activities including sight-seeing, camping, ATV tours and so much more!
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