Saturday, June 6, 2015

Video of Bryce Canyon hoodoos

Day hikers can see fantastical rock spires on the Navajo Loop and Queens Garden trails at Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah.

Hoodoos are unusual landforms in which a hard caprock slows the erosion of the softer mineral beneath it. The result is a variety of fantastical shapes. Children will delight in the chimerical scenery encircling Bryce Canyon’s Queens Garden.

To reach the national park, taking State Route 63 into Bryce Canyon. Park at the nature center and general store north of the Lodge. The trailhead is southeast of the nature center heading toward Sunrise Point.

Here’s a brief video of the Queens Garden hoodoos:

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Here's an article more fully describing the trail.

Learn about other great national park day hiking trails in my Best Sights to See at America’s National Parks guidebook.