Location: Bryce Canyon City, UT 84717
Bryce Canyon National Park is actually a series of natural amphitheaters sunk into pink cliffs and filled with delicate red rock "hoodoos". Millions of years of wind, water, and geologic mayhem have shaped and etched the surreal landscape. The most brilliant hues of the park come alive with the rising and setting of the sun, and the snow continues into the night with the canyon's brilliant "dark skies" at night.
Located 24 miles southeast of the town of Panguitch, the park is open year round. During the winter months, the areas is popular with cross-country skiing and snowshoeing enthusiasts. Summertime offers myriad walking and hiking trails along the rim and toward the bottom of the canyon. Many visitors think it's even better seen by horseback. The 37 mile scenic drive will also access key overlooks and vistas, such as Sunrise Point, Sunset Point, Rainbow Point, Yovimpa Point, and Inspiration Point.
The visitor center is open year round. Bryce Canyon Lodge, a National Historic Landmark, is open April-November.