Bryce Canyon National Park

Famous for its otherworldly sunset-colored spires punctuated by tracts of evergreen forest, Bryce Canyon National Park is one of the planet's most exquisite geological wonders.

The high altitude of Bryce, which hugs the eastern edge of an 18-mile plateau, sets it apart from southern Utah's other national parks. Repeated freezes and thaws have eroded the small park's soft sandstone and limestone into a landscape that's utterly unique: sandcastle-like pinnacles known as hoodoos, jutted fins, and huge amphitheaters filled with thousands of pastel daggers.

Dotted along the scenic drive that hugs the rim of the Paunsaugunt Plateau is a series of dramatic viewpoints from which to marvel at the powerful forces that forged this remarkable moonscape, while a series of trails descend through 1000ft amphitheaters into a maze of fragrant juniper and high-mountain desert.

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