Like nothing you have ever seen before, Bryce Canyon will leave you in awe while your jaw involuntarily just drops without notice. The colors and structures (which we later learned are called HooDoo’s, pronounced “WhooooDooooo” in a spooky, ghostlike voice) are breathtaking. It is beyond amazing what Mother Nature has created for our viewing and exploring pleasure.
So after hours of hiking, being covered in red dust, smelling like we hadn’t showered in days, we decide we were too exhausted to cook dinner for ourselves. In fact, we were so exhausted that we thought we might not even eat, just shower and go to bed. However, we know ourselves pretty well and knew that the moment we got back to Wander, showered and sat down, we would be starving. With that being said decided against the later and settled on the idea of going somewhere, even though we were super stinky.
- Bryce Canyon was named after Ebenezer Bryce in 1874 after the area was settled by Mormon pioneers back in 1850.
- Bryce Canyon is reported to cover 35,835 acres which is approximately 56 square miles
- It is technically not a canyon because it was formed from erosion from a central stream
- HooDoo’s are up to 200 feet high
- 45 species of butterflies and moths have been reported leading to an assumption of over 1,000 different species of insects in all
- Yearly temperatures vary from 9 degrees F to 97 degrees F. (WOW)
- There are 8 marked and maintained hiking trails located in the park