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Located in Southwestern Utah, Bryce Canyon National Park is 35,000 acres of beauty and entertainment. The canyon is a natural amphitheater named after the pioneers who first settled there.  
 
The canyon is known for its shaed formations, which are craters in the rock created by water freezing and expanding in recesses. The canyon is also composed of red rock. One section of the park is referred to as the silent city because it is a mass of monoliths that look like a dead city silenced by time.
 
The snow-packed trails offer a wide variety of hikes, ranging from easy paved hikes along the rim of the canyon to strenuous multi-day hikes among the hoodoos. An example of a shorter hike you could take is the Bristlecone Loop, which is one mile with 195 feet of climbing. It’s the southernmost trail in the park and winds through a forest of Bristlecone pines. As you hike, you’ll see gorgeous and distant views of the range.
 
For a longer adventure, you could take The Riggs Spring Loop Trail, which is 8.8 miles round trip from Yovimpa Point with four backcountry sites. Both trails drop below the rim of the plateau and take you through forested areas.
 
Bryce Canyon is certainly not limited to hiking. Other outdoor adventures include heading to overlooks, horseback riding, four wheeling, ATV tours, biking trails, fishing and golf. The park also offers nationally recognized entertainment options like the Ruby’s Inn Rodeo Days and the Tuachan Amphitheater in St. George Utah.
 

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