Bryce Canyon Utah National Park In United States
Bryce Canyon is a national park in United States of America (USA). It is located at the southwestern part of Utah and is known for its natural amphitheaters not the canyon for which it has been named. Bryce canyon is easily distinguishable due to its hoodoos – geological theatrical structures.
The rocks which are covered in red, blue and orange provide stunning view of the area to visitors. The Bryce park sits at an elevation of around 8,000 to 9,000 feet and most of the structure area resemble the roman theaters of war.
Not much is known about the human habitation of the Bryce canon. But historical evidence has shown that Bryce Canyon had people living in it from last 10,000 years. As art crafts have been found that are of that period.
But the area was discovered by European Americans in late 18th century during the rail road lying in the area. Later Mormon scouts started visiting the area for agriculture, grazing and settlements.
The park has a wide angle of the night sky and is often frequented by stargazers who visit it to see the around 7500 stars with their naked eyes. The park also hosts an annual astronomy festival known as Bryce canyon astronomy festival that attracts thousands of visitors. The festival is held in June.
The national park has around two campgrounds including North Campground and Sunset Campground. There is also a 114 room lodge for those who do not want to camp but want to stay overnight at the park. The camping grounds are open in late spring till early autumn.
The park has a 10 mile marked skiing track off of Fairyland. Another 20 miles groomed ski trail is available near Dixie national forest.