Bryce Canyon National Park (USA) Reviews
Description:Country: USA / World Region: North America / Bryce Canyon National Park is a national park located in southwestern Utah ... more
Bryce Canyon National Park (USA) ... in the United States. Contained within the park is Bryce Canyon. Despite its name, this is not actually a canyon, but rather a giant natural amphitheater created by erosion along the eastern side of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. Bryce is distinctive due to its unique geological structures, called hoodoos, formed from wind, water, and ice erosion of the river and lakebed sedimentary rocks. The red, orange and white colors of the rocks provide spectacular views. The canyon area was settled by Mormon pioneers in the 1850s and was named after Ebenezer Bryce, who homesteaded in the area in 1875. The area around Bryce Canyon became a United States national monument in 1924 and was designated as a national park in 1928. The park covers 56 mi˛ (145 km˛). The park receives relatively few visitors compared to Zion Canyon and the Grand Canyon, largely due to its remote location. The town of Kanab, Utah is situated at a central point between these three parks.
Newest Review: ... Getting there ~~ The closest international airport is in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the next closest is Salt Lake City, Utah. Many people visit Bryce canyon as part of a trip around several of the National Parks, as both Zion and the Grand Canyon are relatively close. We drove from Monument Valley, through a town called Page (near Lake Powell) and took the US 89 North West. We then took Scenic ... more
Customer Bryce Canyon National Park (USA) Reviews (7)
by - written on 15/08/10 (Very useful, 197 readings)
I spent 2 nights at Bryce Canyon in August of last year as part of a fly-drive holiday that also included Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Monument Valley, and Zion National Park. Of all the National Parks in the USA, Bryce Canyon has to be the strangest and most intriguing landscape I have come across so far. The vivid reds, oranges, and pinks, so distinctive of much of Arizona and southern Utah, are at their most vibrant here, no matter what time of the day or month of the year you visit. The unique, intricate rock formations make you feel as though you are on another planet, and the high elevation and wide-open spaces allow for some breathtaking ... Read the complete review
by - written on 26/01/09 (Very useful, 24 readings)
We visted Bryce Canyon in May last year as part of our week long trip to the West Coast. It was a place that my husband had seen in a nature encyclopedia when he was young and had always wanted to visit. We had completed a three week trip to the west Coast 15 years ago and whilst we had managed to fit in places like the Grand Canyon and Yosemite we didn't manage to get to Bryce Canyon. So eventually last year we got there. There are plenty of car parks marked and maps available so it is easy to navigate around. The visitors centre at the entrance of the park does not have any catering facilities and even further into the park there are very limited ... Read the complete review
by - written on 05/10/04, updated on 26/11/04 (Very useful, 139 readings)
In the summer of 2003 our family spent a few months in the western United States. Our trip started in Arizona and continued up into Canada. We had many wonderful experiences and saw some of the most breathtaking scenery I have ever encountered. Without a doubt the weirdest landscape I experienced was in Bryce canyon, national park in southwest Utah. I hope this review is interesting and if you are planning a trip to the area will help you to do so. How to get there **************** Bryce canyon is situated in southwest Utah in an area where public transport is virtually non-existent. The nearest airport is at Cedar City 87 miles away. Bryce ... Read the complete review
by - written on 27/10/03, updated on 27/10/03 (Useful, 36 readings)
Bryce Canyon defies words, it is truly the most spectacular natural wonder I have ever seen. That includes the Grand Canyon, which although vast and spectacular is not nearly as beautiful and visually stunning as Bryce. You can either use your own car or use the shuttles which cover most of the major sites. There are lots of trails in the park ranging from moderate to very strenuous. Make sure you look at the information given to you on entering the park as these give you a good idea of which ones you want to tackle. Having already spent the previous few days walking round both the Grand Canyon and Zion Canyon, we wanted to take things a little easier here. We ... Read the complete review
by - written on 01/06/01, updated on 14/06/01 (Very useful, 93 readings)
On a family holiday to South West USA earlier this year we had planned to see Las Vegas and Grand Canyon because those are the big attractions in Arizona/Nevada for anyone from UK. When I started doing some reseach on other places we could tour in the South West I came across Bryce Canyon. It certainly looked beautiful in the pictures so we penciled it in our itinery. The day we where due to push on to Bryce we heard that eighteen inches of snow had fallen there the night before. Thinking about how snow brings this country to a standstill we thought about giving Bryce a miss and heading south to the warmer weather in Arizona. On the advice of some local people ... Read the complete review
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