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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, United States.

Panoramic view of Bryce Canyon

 Introduction:
Bryce Canyon National Park loacted in southwestern Utah. It's famous for worldly unique geology, consists of a series of giant amphitheaters along the eastern edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. Besides that it's unique for it's "hoodoos" the pointy spines all over the canyon, formed by erosion of the sand/ rock by melting snow. The red, orange, and white colors of the rocks provide spectacular views for park visitors. The rim at Bryce varies from 8,000 to 9,000 feet (2,400 to 2,700 m). The park covers 35,835 acres (55.99 sq mi; 145.02 km2). Bryce canyon 7.4 magnitude night sky, making it one of the darkest in North America. 7,500 star can be observed with naked eye during the night because of no light pollution here.

Attraction:
Hiking, photography, birds watching , natural arches, canyons, rock climbing , horse riding , star watching

Animals:
Mule deer,bobcats, mountain lions, black bears, elk, pronghorn, Utah Prairie Dog, the California Condor,the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher,  jays, ravens, nuthatches, eagles, Great Basin Rattlesnake, Short-horned Lizard, Side-blotched Lizard, Striped Whipsnake.

Popular hiking trails: 
Easy and moderate Trails:
Mossy Cave (one hour, State Route 12 northwest of Tropic)
 Rim Trail (5–6 hours, anywhere on rim)
 Bristlecone Loop (one hour, Rainbow Point)
Queens Garden (1–2 hours, Sunrise Point)

Moderate trails:
 Navajo Loop (1–2 hours, Sunset Point) 
Tower Bridge (2–3 hours, north of Sunrise Point) 

Strenuous hikes:
Fairyland Loop (4–5 hours, Fairyland Point) 
Peekaboo Loop (3–4 hours, Bryce Point) 

Campgrounds: 
North Campground and Sunset Campground


Contacts:

Phone: 435-834-5322

For Maps and Brochures by mail, please write to:

Information Packet Request
Bryce Canyon National Park
PO Box 640201
Bryce Canyon UT 84764-0201

Admission Fees:
$25 per private vehicle. 
$12 for individual entering by foot, bicycle, motorcycle, or non-commercial group
 Admission is for seven days and includes unlimited use of the Shuttle.



The National Park Service has designated the following fee free days for 2012:
Martin Luther King Jr Birthday weekend - January 14-16
National Park Week - April 21-29
Get Outdoors Day - June 9
September 29 (National Public Lands Day)
Veteran's Day Weekend - November 10-12
The waiver does not include other fees such as camping. As these weekends may be extra busy with traffic and parking congestion, visitors are encouraged to ride the park's free shuttle when available.

Reservations for camping and lodging are recommended. Camping fees are in addition to entrance fees, and are charged per night. Campsite reservations fill up fast; reservations can be made up to six months in advance.

Nearby attractions:
Glen Canyon Dam
Antelope Canyon
Horseshoe Bend
Zion National Park



Map:

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References:

Panoramic view of Bryce Canyon
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Bryce Canyon Entrance
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Bryce Canyon snowy cliff 
Me at the freezing Bryce Canyon
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at the Bryce Canyon rim
Bryce Canyon cliff


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The observation deck at Bryce Canyon
The red, yellow orange Bryce Canyon



Pines trees at Bryce Canyon


Hiking trails at Bryce Canyon











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