15 Bryce Canyon National Park Facts.
1. Bryce Canyon National Park is famous for its hoodoos. These are tall rock protruding from the ground, they are often formed in dry and hot regions from sedimentary and volcanic rock.
2. Bryce Canyon National Park has the biggest collection of hoodoo's in the world.
3. The Hoodoo's of Bryce Canyon National Park's are red, orange, and sometimes even white.
4. The hoodoos at Bryce Canyon National Park were formed by the effects of water, ice and gravity on rock.
5. The rocks at Bryce Canyon, despite being older than 65 million years, are believed to be the youngest on Colorado Plateau.
6. Native Americans believed that the hoodoos were actually people called 'Legend People' that had been turned into stone by Coyote-a god that liked to play tricks.
7. It is possible to see 7500 visible stars from Bryce Canyon National Park on a clear night. In most other places in the United States this number is only 2500.
8. On clear days it is possible to see more than 100 miles from Bryce Canyon.
9. Despite being a high desert area, there are more than 400 plant species in Bryce Canyon National Park.
10. The most popular sites to visit in Bryce Canyon National Park are Bryce Amphitheater, the Rim Trail, Mossy Cave Trail, and Thor's Hammer.
11. Animals that can be found in Bryce Canyon National Park are mule deer, elk, pronghorn, the Utah prairie dog, marmots, foxes, badgers, black bears, bobcats, porcupines, cougars, and coyotes.
12. Reptiles and amphibians found in Bryce Canyon National Park include the tiger salamander, striped whip snake, short horned lizard, Great Basin Rattler, and side blotched lizard.
13. Trees and forests within Bryce Canyon National Park include water birch, willow, aspen, cottonwood, juniper, pine, Douglas fir, and Blue spruce.
14. Sightseeing is one of the most popular activities in Bryce Canyon National Park but other activities visitors enjoy include camping, hiking, horseback riding, biking, and cross-country skiing.
15. Three endangered wildlife species that live in Bryce Canyon include the California Condor, the Utah Prairie Dog, and the southwestern willow flycatcher.
Map of Bryce Canyon National Park.