Bryce Canyon City
L'étendue de hoodoos pourpres au fond du canyon
La beauté d'un paradis de roches rouges
Attraction incontournable : Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park abrite la plus importante collection de hoodoos au monde. Les hoodoos sont de grandes cheminées de fée minces, de multiples couleurs et d'épaisseur variable. Ces formations géologiques rares s'élèvent vers le ciel en abondance et laissent le visiteur émerveillé. Les hoodoos sont à voir absolument au lever et au coucher du soleil, lorsque la lueur orangée donne vie aux rochers et projettent de longues ombres dans cet amphithéâtre naturel.
More Parks and Monuments
Bryce Canyon is just the beginning of all the family-friendly and adventure-filled attractions. The area around Bryce Canyon City is also home to the white sandstone domes of Capitol Reef National Park, the layered plateaus of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and the tall chimney rocks of Kodachrome Basin State Park.
The Dixie National Forest covers four geographical areas and elevation zones. The Escalante Petrified Forest provides an up close experience with thousands of pieces of petrified wood, calcified fossils and dinosaur bones, while Panguitch Lake is known for having some of the largest rainbow trout in Utah.
Epic Road Trips
Along Scenic Byway 12, motorists travel 200 kilometers of striking canyons and plateaus that earned the highway the exclusive title of an All-American Road, a designation given to only the most unique roadways that qualify as "destinations unto themselves.” The one-of-a-kind journey continues with more breathtaking scenery on Heritage Highway 89 and Scenic Byway 143.
Even though Bryce Canyon City is just a few hours from Las Vegas and Salt Lake City, it’s far enough from the city lights to have one of the darkest skies in North America. At night, the towering rocks disappear, enveloped by such intense darkness that city slickers can hardly believe their eyes when they gaze skyward and see thousands of brilliant stars.
White snow juxtaposed against the crimson earth makes Bryce Canyon even more stunning in the winter. Visitors witness firsthand the eroding forces that created the thousands of hoodoos. The crisp winter air allows the human eye to see for miles.
Framed by intense blue skies and bold red rocks, the snow-covered trails take cross-country skiing, horseback riding and snowshoeing to a new scenic level. Other wintertime activities include ice skating, snowmobiling and horse-drawn sleigh rides.
Take Your Time
Bryce Canyon City offers so much to see and do that the best advice is to take your time. The canyons are calling; take time to soak in the surprising scenery, catch the setting sun and take home a lifetime worth of memories.