BRYCE Canyon - Bryce point - Inspiration point - Sunset & Sunrise point - Red Canyon


Red canyon - Sur la route entre Zion et Bryce avant d'arriver on passe devant le Red Canyon, prémisse du paysage de Bryce.

Bryce Point - From Bryce Point, one of the most scenic vistas of the full amphitheater and all its wonders amaze the visitor.
We are also reminded of the canyon's namesake, Ebenezer Bryce, who settled in the valley just below the canyon in 1870. Bryce was a shipbuilder who journeyed west with Brigham Young and the Mormon pioneers to assist in the construction of buildings essential to community life throughout the new land. Bryce lived here for only five years, but in that time, the canyon became known as Bryce's canyon to the people who knew him. Ebenezer Bryce was a pragmatic man, constructing roads to facilitate lumber transport and surveying the route for a 10-mile irrigation ditch from the top of the plateau to the valley that would later lead to larger, more permanent settlements. If he had romantic ideas concerning the land on which he struggled to survive, they are lost in history. All he is known to have said concerning this striking scene behind his home is, "It's a hell of a place to lose a cow."
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TRail - Un chemin suit les bords du Canyon et permet de rejoindre Inspiration point depuis Bryce Point. 
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Hoodoos -  D'une superficie de 145 km2, le parc est renommé pour ses formations géologiques composées de roches colorées aux formes coniques et âgées de dizaines de millions d'années. Le parc est constitué de zones élevées et semi-arides, et présente un ensemble d'immenses amphithéâtres naturels parsemés de nombreux hoodoos produits par l'érosion du plateau de Paunsaugunt.
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Inspiration point -  The viewpoint at Inspiration Point consists of three levels that provide varied spectacular perspectives of the main amphitheater. From here, visitors look toward the Silent City (near Sunset Point) with its many rows of seemingly frozen hoodoos set against the backdrop of Boat Mesa. All who look out from this point are bound to be inspired, considering the intricacies of the hoodoos and their formation through the erosion of the Claron Formation. 
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Sunset point - Sunset Point offers vistas of some of the most famous and breathtaking of Bryce Canyon's hoodoos. Directly below the point and to the south, the Silent City rises from the canyon floor, a maze of hoodoos and fins packed in tight formation. Just below the overlook on the northern edge, Thor's Hammer stands alone. Striking in form due to its isolation from other hoodoos, Thor's Hammer is a favorite among visitors. 
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Sunrise point - The view to the northeast from Sunrise Point captures Boat Mesa and the Sinking Ship, set against the stark Pink Cliffs of the Aquarius Plateau. Boat Mesa, capped by the resistant rock called "The Conglomerate at Boat Mesa," rises above the hoodoos of Fairyland Canyon to an elevation of 8073 feet.
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