Bryce Canyon

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Bryce Canyon
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On a clear day, you can see terrain over 150 kilometers (90 miles) away. At night, it's a stargazer's dream, thanks to the isolated location, the exceptionally clean air, and the 2400 meter (8000 feet) altitude.


Hikers, both experienced and inexperienced, have many trails to enjoy, including some heading down to the canyon floor. Come winter, cross-country skiers and snowshoe enthusiasts inherit the footpaths.


Wind, water and ice have been sculpting Bryce Canyon for millions of years - and will continue to do so for eons to come.


It is named for the 19th century Mormon settler Ebenezer Bryce. Whether he actually uttered the well-known quote "hellavu place to lose a cow" regarding the canyon is open to debate.

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