Greetings from Bryce Canyon National Park

The first time I went to a national park I was three years old. My family’s trip to Zion and Bryce National Parks is the first family vacation I can remember. We hiked for miles with me on my dad’s shoulders when my little feet couldn’t carry me another step. That trip sparked a love of nature that has guided me my entire life. The parks of southern Utah still hold a special place in my heart and always will.


Bryce Canyon National Park

This popular park is most famous for its colorful hoodoos, and there are more of these artfully eroded spires here than anywhere else on Earth. The area is not actually a canyon, however, but a series of amphitheaters which feature remarkable rock formations and extensive forests dominated with conifers, including ancient bristlecone pines. Together with Zion and Grand Canyon National Parks, Bryce Canyon is part of a geologic wonder known as the Grand Staircase, an immense area of rock with layered sedimentary formations ranging from 600 million to 2,000 million years old.

State(s): Utah

Established: 1942

“My goal is to visit every national park and do everything I can to help ensure our parks are here to stay for generations to come. The parks are a happy place where people come together to make memories and cherish the natural beauty of our world. It is the current generations' job to protect and conserve the parks so that future generations may know how special these natural wonders are and may share it with their loved ones as well. ”

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