Bryce Canyon, Utah, is one of those unforgettable places.
Before visiting Bryce Canyon National Park, I had never heard of a hoodoo, let alone lay eyes on one. Truth be told, I knew very little about it and did not know what to expect.
When we walked up a small hill a short distance away, from the car park, our minds were blown almost instantly. Not only by how bizarre the landscape before us was, but also the scale of it.
The view from the basin rim was spectacular! We had the weather on our side for most of the day, so that we were able to enjoy the hoodoos in all of their glory.
We watched a short documentary about the park at the visitor centre, and got to know a little about how these rocky spires were formed, and also that the processes have not stopped, old hoodoos are collapsing each year, and new ones are being born, through the process of erosion.
After admiring the hoodoos from above, we took a walking along the “best one-mile-hike in the world”, to the Queen’s Garden, along the bottom of the basin, amongst the towering hoodoos.
Bryce Canyon is a small National Park, and all of its most impressive features are concentrated in one area, it is an ideal destination for a day trip. If you are ever in Utah, this little gem is a must visit!