Bryce Canyon National Park
At Bryce, visitors can experience more than 100 species of birds, dozens of mammals, and more than a thousand species of plants. Bryce Canyon National Park has a dry climate, and the rim is 8,000 feet above sea level. Air quality is supreme, offering clarity for day viewing and night skies. The contrasts of colors from red rocks, green trees, and blue skies is dramatic and inviting for the photographer. The current wildlife and flowers living in the area are quite different from those whose fossils are in the exposed layers of rock. The Bryce Canyon amphitheater reveals a long geologic history of sedimentation and erosion. Faulting, uplift and erosion all add to the modern day discovery of plant and animal life in this area between 130 to 40 million years ago. The Paunsaugunt Plateau is now covered with forests, plantlife and animals.
It is easy to walk along the rim, at several different viewpoints within the park. There are also a number of trails to venture down in and among the hoodoos themselves. This enables visitors to not only view them from above, but next to and from the bottom upward. Each point of view is fascinating and different. It is an explorers paradise.