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We had been to the grand canyon before, wowed by it's sheer size and thought nothing could compare. Bryce canyon,whilst not as big as the grand canyon competes with it's intricate detail and variety of colors in the amphitheater. With its unique hoodoos, one could easily stare at the stunning landscape for hours.
The hoodoos incase you are wondering are the spectacular
sandstone pillars. The various layers of sandstone and sediment were deposited millions of years ago (this place was once a beach would you believe), then later; water eroded and froze, sculpting their intricate shapes.
The weather here is really crazy, apparently bryce receives the most lightening strikes for the state of Utah. It isn't too hard to find a tree which has been struck by lightening. They say you can tell a tree has been struck by lightening as it has peculiar looking spiral cracks running down the length of the trunk, dead up top and alive below.
We explored this area via walking around the rim of the the main amphitheater, then down inside we ventured into queens garden to see it from another perspective. Other trails were the hoodoos and pekaboo, these were pretty tough work but nevertheless worth the effort amongst the heat.
Overall great time here, a stunning and unique place worth a visit.