Inspiration Point Overlook - Bryce Canyon Amphitheater and its "Silent City" - the Hoodoos and Spires give the appearance of marching soldiers
Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce Point – The Spectacular “Hoodoos” & “Spires” of Bryce Canyon
“Hoodoos” have a thicknesss & are often described as having a “totem pole-shaped body.” Spires have a uniform thickness tapering from the ground upword.
Minerals deposited within different rock types cause hoodoos to have different colors throughout their height.
They range in size from that of an average human to heights taller than a 10-story building.
Navajo Loop Trail – Nowhere in the world are “Hoodoos” more abundant than in Bryce Canyon National Park
View of Hoodoos looking up as we hiked down “Navajo Loop Trail”
Looking up as we hiked down “Navajo Loop Trail”
“Natural Bridge” Formation – located off Navajo Loop Trail
Hiking along the “Navajo Loop” Trail
View as you hike the “Navajo Loop Trail” back to Bryce Point
“Thors Hammer” Formation
Close up view of “Thor’s Hammer”
Unique Hoodoos with little tree growing out of one
“Hoodoo” as viewed from Bryce Point
Formations below Bryce Point
View of the “Navajo Loop Trail” from Bryce Point
Formations seen from Bryce Point
Fairyland Overlook – Shows the tall Spires, Hoodoos & Cliffs of Faryland Canyon as well as the “Sinking Ship” in the distance.
Zooming in on the “Sinking Ship” from Fairyland Overlook
Fairyland Overlook – In the top left of the photo you can see parts of Campbell Canyon with its multi-hued clay mounds
Closer view of the Cliffs & Hoodoos from Fairyland Canyon Overlook
Sunrise Point Overlook
Sunrise Point Overlook – you can see the “Sinking Ship” on the far left with “Boat Mesa” , the Pink Cliffs of the Aquarius Plateau, plus the Limber Pines
This zoomed in view from Sunset Point includes Rock Formations and the clay mounds of Campbell Canyon, the Plateau, Limber Pine and the Grey Cliffs in the distance
The Rim Trail between Inspiration Point & Sunset Point is about .07 mile & has several spectacular views of Bryce
Inspiration Point Overlook – The “Sinking Ship”, part of the Amphitheater and the Queen’s Garden Trail all can be seen from here.
Closer view of the “Sinking Ship” and Queen’s Garden Trail from Inspiration Point Overlook
Inspiration Point Overlook – Bryce Canyon Amphitheater and its “Silent City” – the Hoodoos and Spires give the appearance of marching soldiers
Inspiration Point – Closer view of the “Silent City” at Inspiration Point – In the top of the picture you can see the pass that Ebenezer & Mary Bryce came through to get to Bryce Canyon where they settled.
Bryce Point Overlook’s Trail also provides you with many different views of Bryce Canyon
This photo gives you a good view of a “Wooded Ravine” in Bryce Canyon
Bryce Point Overlook view of “Bryce Canyon Amphitheater”, probably the most photographed site in Bryce!!
“Navajo Loop Trail” from Bryce Point Overlook
The “Grottos” of Bryce Canyon – You can see the erosion which results in the “Grottos” & “Windows”
Paria View Overlook – This Castle-like hoodoo rises high above the Paria River Valley below
Paria View Overlook – Showing the Cliffs of Bryce with their rich multi-colors
Paria View Overlook closer view of the Cliffs, Rock Formations, Hoodoos and the Paria River Valley
Ship Creek Swamp Overlook Swamp Canyon is sheltered from the overlook and has many fins and hoodoos on both sides
View from the right side of Swamp Canyon
Fairview Point Overlook – The large buttes at Fairview Point give the appearance of sailing ships about to do battle.
Fairview Point Overlook – When we reached Fairview Point unfortunately an omninous weather system with snow flurries was starting to move in.
Fairview Point Overlook – You can see the fluries in the upper left corner of this photo
“Natural Bridge” Overlook
“Natural Bridge” Overlook – The weather is constantly chipping away at it & the Bridge is now 85 ft. long & 125 feet high
The pine woods hundreds of ft. below on the floor of Bryce Canyon are framed by the “Natural Bridge”
The “Natural Bridge” making a great “Natural Picture Frame”
Agua Canyon Overlook – Massive Hoodoos stand close to it’s rim
At 8800 feet seeing the Hoodoos right opposite you from the Agua Canyon Rim gives you a different feeling than hiking down into the Canyon – that’s why it is a must to visit the Overlooks at Bryce
Standing on this part of the rim at Agua Canyon with my 18 to 200 lens set at the wider angle of 27mm shows how close the rim is to the Hoodoos, Spires and Cliffs of the Canyon
Ponderosa Point Overlook – Ponderosa Canyon gives you great Panorama views as Agua Canyon does
Ponderosa Point Overlook – looking down at the Canyon of Ponderosa Pines on the Canyon Floor
Ponderosa Point Overlook – The narrow ravine of Ponderosa Canyon, bordered by Hoodoos on each side – Beyond are the wooded hillsides you can see over 100 miles in the distance
Black Birch Overlook – Black Birch Canyon and its narrow Ravine bordered by a band of Hoodoos – Like Aqua Canyon the Hoodoos, Cliffs & Canyon Walls can be seen close up from the Rim
Black Birch Overlook – Hoodoos & Cliffs of the Canyon & beyond them, Plateaus and the Mountains in the distance – On a clear day such as this was you can see more than 100 miles
Rainbow Point Overlook – A magnificent view of Bryce National Park
Rainbow Point shows the entirety of Bryce Canyon National Park as it stretches out to the north shows the entirety of Bryce Canyon National Park as it stretches out to the north
Rainbow Point Overlook – Several photos were taken with my lens at between 25 & 30 mm giving you the views of everything close to the rim as well as distance views
Rainbow Point Overlook – Vast & awsome views of Bryce – visitors can look northward and clearly see the Pink Cliffs out of which the Hoodoos have been sculpted.
Jovimpa Point Overlook- Spires glowing in the sunlight give way to rolling green hills below and you can see over 100 miles away on a clear day
Jovimpa Point Overlook – On a clear day you can see the Pink Cliffs as well as the Kaibab Plateau, the north rim of the Grand Canyon and the mountains over 100 miles away