I have visited Bryce Canyon twice. Although it’s hard to get to, I recommend that if you’re in the general area, do not miss to visit it. If I could, I would go there every year… Such a miraculous place on earth! One feels overwhelmed by the beauty of the surrounding cliffs and canyons. Words always come short of describing the way I feel about this place.
Depending on the light and time of day, one can view the scenery, and it never looks the same. The hues and shades are just magnificent.
Elements used in this production:
Music: Ritual del fuego by Santiago Trigueros :: jamendo.com/en/track/487859
Photography – all @ Flickr.com:
- Noam Fein;
- James Martin Phelps;
- Leo Bar
Background and History
Bryce Canyon National Park is located in southwestern Utah in the United States. The major feature of the park is Bryce Canyon which, despite its name, is not actually a canyon but a giant natural amphitheater created by erosion along the eastern side of the Paunsaugunt Plateau.
Bryce is distinctive due to geological structures called hoodoos, formed by wind, water and ice erosion of the river and lake bed sedimentary rocks. The red, orange and white colors of the rocks provide spectacular vistas. The rim at Bryce varies from 8,000 to 9,000 feet (2,400 to 2,700 m).
The Bryce area was settled by Mormon pioneers in the 1850s and was named after Ebenezer Bryce, who homesteaded in the area in 1874. The area around Bryce Canyon became a U.S. National Monument in 1923 and was designated as a national park in 1928. The park covers 56 square miles (145 km2) and receives relatively few visitors compared to Zion National Park and the Grand Canyon, largely due to its remote location.