Bryce Amphitheater To Horizon Spectacular View
February 1, 2024
A spectacular horizon view from Inspiration Point of the world's largest collection of rock spires called "hoodoos" found within the Bryce Amphitheater with a trail below and the mountainous landscape beyond. The viewpoint consists of three levels that provide varied spectacular perspectives in all directions.
The Bryce Canyon National Park (35,835 acres) lies on the eastern edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau in south central Utah. It is known for its unique "hoodoos" that are the largest collection in the world. The hoodoos reddish colored layer patterns and clusters are aesthetically appealing and visually striking.
The national park also encompasses three forest types from the lowest elevations below the rim of the canyon to the upper elevations in the southernmost end of the park. At the bottom is the Pinyon-Juniper Woodland Belt, dominated by the Pinyon Pine and the Utah Juniper. The rim of the canyon in the northern end of the park is dominated by the Ponderosa Pine, and is thus classified as the Ponderosa Pine Forest. At the highest elevations, like at Ponderosa Point, Engelmann Spruce, Douglas-fir and White Fir are the most common tree species, indicative of a Mixed Conifer Forest.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo by Peter Densmore.