Bryce National Park is home to hoodoos – natural stone pillars. Thousands of them cram into Bryce Amphitheater and more are scattered along the canyon. They create a bizarre, alien-like environment that is like nothing else you will ever see.
You can see them en masse from the rim or hike down among them and see these incredible formations up close. The unique environment puts this firmly on the list of the best national parks in the United States.
Bryce Canyon Guide
Bryce Canyon National Park at a glance
- State: Utah
- Main attractions: Hoodoos
- Best time to go: Year round
- Hotels/ Airbnbs: Inside park and Bryce Canyon Village
- Campgrounds: Inside park and near the park
- Dining: Inside park and Bryce Canyon Village
- Shuttle: Yes (free)
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James Ian has dedicated his life to travel and has traveled to 82 countries and all 7 continents. He’s visited all of the main national parks in the United States, as well as many national monuments and state parks.
As a national park expert, James has contributed to many publications, including Time Business News, Savoteur, and Wired. He also has several published detailed itineraries in addition to many free online guides.
James has rafted through the Grand Canyon; rappelled down slot canyons near Zion and Arches; hiked among the hoodoos in Bryce and the enormous trees in Sequoia; admired the waterfalls in Yosemite and the colored hot springs in Yellowstone; seen moose in Grand Tetons and seals in the Channel Islands, and much more.