Colorful Colorado and beyond…
Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah feature thousands of brilliantly colored spires rising from the canyon base.
Bryce Canyon is a geological wonderland. It has taken eons to produced this awesome landscape of pinnacles, castles and spires. What is “eons”? Say, 4.7 billion years! Throughout history, Bryce has been a sea, a seashore, a coastal pain and the bottom of a lake.
Hoodoos are a pinnacle or other odd-shaped rock left standing by natural forces of erosion. From the word “voodoo” which means something that causes bad luck.
Bryce Canyon is located at Scenic Byway 12 and U-63. We were there in the early afternoon, so the Canyon’s color was a bit washed out, but still spectacular. The brilliant colors shine during soft morning or late afternoon light. Visitors can drive through the 18 mile park, stopping at scenic viewpoints along the rim; horseback ride into the Canyon; or descend into the Canyon on one of eight hiking trails for a unique and completely different perspective. We had a three-year-old in tow so there was none of that! In the wintertime there is even cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the park.
There are deep caverns & rooms resembling ruins of prisons, castles, churches with their guarded walls, battlements, spires & steeples, niches, & recesses, presenting the wildest & most wonderful scene that the eye of man ever beheld. In fact, it is one of the wonders of the world.
~T.C. Bailey, Land Survey, 1876