by Harley mcallister
Bryce was one of my favorite parks due to the sheer outlandish beauty of the hoodoos. The colors were so bold and vibrant that if you were to see them in a painting you would think the artist had gone overboard. There are short walks to the rim of the canyon where you can look out over a wide expanse of the hoodoos, and such vistas inspire me. But what is even better about Bryce is that there are several trails that wind right through the 'forest' of hoodoos and you get unique views with every turn. There are hidden canyons, towering spires, occasional tunnels, and little alcoves everywhere you walk.
Another neat aspect to these colorful formations is that they really catch the colors of sunsets and sunrises if you make the effort to be there at those special times. And the lack of light pollution in this park make it perfect for stargazing, so much so that the park has special "night rangers" that put on excellent astronomy talks and will even let you use their telescopes.
And finally, if you are blessed to visit this area on the fall, try to make it there at the start of October. Perhaps the greatest surprise for us was the amazing display of fall Aspens that we were fortunate enough to witness on the way to and in certain portions of the park.
by Kaden McAllister
I loved walking through the Hoodoos. I remember it was like walking in a giant maze. It was especially fun because you were able to look at the Hoodoo maze from above before you entered. Then while you were in the Hoodoos, you would try and guess where you are in the maze.
There were many different cool rock formations. There were, in a few places, trees growing in crevices, reaching up toward the sky. We took pictures next to certain signs. Then later, we showed the pictures to the rangers for some cool pins!