One of the most unique aspects of Bryce Canyon National Park is the contrasting colors. The iron content in the rock creates striking shades of red, orange, pink and brown. These colors are often set against vividly blue sky, and the green pine trees. In winter, the pure white snow adds another layer to the picture. The colors, light, and shadows can change throughout each day, and certainly each season. Sunrises, sunsets, midday sun, and clouds can all bring their own characteristics to charm even the most novice of photographers.
Variety of Wildlife
There are about 170 varieties of birds throughout the year the live in or visit Bryce Canyon. Mule deer, elk, black bears, bobcats, foxes, badgers and porcupines also call the park home. A number of reptiles also inhabit the area.
Spectacular Night Skies
One of the best things about Bryce Canyon is night time. With an amazing combination of higher elevation and remote location, it is one of the darkest skies you can fine for star gazing. Away from light pollution and air pollution, Bryce allows visitors to explore the wonderous universe from a quiet, serene setting. The park offers a 7.4 magnitude, making it one of the darkest skies in North America. There is even a Bryce Canyon Astronomy Festival held in June.