Bryce Canyon National Park, located in southwestern Utah in the United States, became a U.S. National Monument in 1923 and was designated as a national park in 1928. The main feature of Bryce is, despite its name, not actually a canyon but a giant natural amphitheater created by erosion.
Bryce is distinctive due to its tall geological structures called hoodoos, formed by wind, water and ice erosion of the river and lake bed sedimentary rocks. The red, orange and white colors of the rocks provide spectacular views for park visitors.
The rim at Bryce varies from 8,000 to 9,000 feet (2,400 to 2,700 m). The park covers 56 square miles (145 km) and receives relatively few visitors compared to Zion National Park and the Grand Canyon, largely due to its remote location.