Bryce Canyon National Park is actually not a canyon at all. It is a gathering of giant showgrounds. The distinctive look of Bryce is from hoodoos, shaped by frost eroding and wash away of the waterway and pond bed. The beautiful orange, red, and bleached hues of the stone deliver a spectacular view.
Bryce is smaller and gets fewer visitors than Zion National Park. Bryce is also at a taller elevation than Zion. The rim at Bryce is between 8,000 to 9,000 feet.
Bryce Canyon was assigned as a national memorial by President Warren G. Harding in 1923. In 1928 congress changed that title to National Park.