Bryce Canyon National Park
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May 1st, 2006 – by: mahoney
After a short drive, I entered Bryce Canyon National Park. Bryce Canyon, famous for its worldly unique geology, consists of a series of horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters carved from the eastern edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau in southern Utah. The erosional force of frost-wedging and the dissolving power of rainwater have shaped the colorful limestone rock of the Claron Formation into bizarre shapes including slot canyons, windows, fins, and spires called "hoodoos."
Bryce is so unique it is hard to describe, you have to see it to belive it. There are 14 viewpoints along the scenic route, 18 miles long, which peaks at Rainbow Point, elevation 9115 feet.
Bryce Canyon National Park does not contain one main canyon, but rather a dozen smaller ravines eroded into the east side of a ridge running north-south at the edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau in south west Utah. This park is a must see for anyone.
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