Bryce Canyon National Park


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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Bryce Canyon National Park,

35,835 acres (14,513 hectares), SW Utah; est. 1924. The Pink Cliffs of the Paunsaugunt Plateau, c.2,000 ft (610 m) high, were formed by water, frost, and wind action on alternate strata of softer and harder limestone; the result is colorful and unique erosional forms, including miniature cities, cathedrals, and spires. The Basket MakersBasket Makers,
name given to the members of an early Native North American culture in the Southwest, predecessors of the Pueblo. Because of the cultural continuity from the Basket Makers to the Pueblos, they have been jointly referred to by archaeologists as the Anasazi culture.
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 were probably the first Native Americans to inhabit the area, and many of their artifacts are exhibited. See National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

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Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Bryce Canyon National Park

Address:PO Box 640201
Bryce Canyon, UT 84764

Phone:435-834-5322
Fax:435-834-4102
Web: www.nps.gov/brca/
Size: 35,835 acres.
Established: Proclaimed as Bryce Canyon National Monument on June 8, 1923; changed to Bryce Canyon National Park on February 25, 1928.
Location:In southern Utah. From the north or south on US Hwy 89, turn east on UT 12 (7 miles south of Panguitch, Utah) and travel to the junction of UT 12 and 63. Then turn south onto UT 63 and travel 3 miles to park entrance. From the east, travel west on UT 12 to the intersection with UT 63. Then turn south to park entrance.
Facilities:Lodge, campgrounds (é), picnic area, rest rooms (é), cabin rental, groceries, restaurant, visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, hiking trails (50+ miles). Entrance fee required.
Activities:Camping, hiking, biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, guided hikes and interpretive programs, auto touring.
Special Features:In horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters along the edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau in southern Utah, erosion has shaped colorful Claron limestones, sandstones, and mudstones into thousands of spires, fins, pinnacles, and mazes, collectively called "hoodoos." The 18-mile main park road affords outstanding views of the park and southern Utah scenery; from many overlooks you can see more than 100 miles on a clear day.

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Bryce Canyon National Park began the first night sky interpretive programs in the national park system over four decades ago, and has since become a leader in night sky protection and interpretation.
5) A hiker makes his way on the Navajo Loop Trail at Bryce Canyon National Park in the early morning.
Photo: (1--color) A hiker is dwarfed by fanciful ro ck formations in the Queen's Gardens area of Bryce Canyon National Park.
Photo: On Peek-a-Boo trail in Bryce Canyon National Park, riders pass wind-eroded hoodoos
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Well into April, the high plateaus of Bryce Canyon National Park in southwest Utah lie under a snowy blanket, but more of the park is accessible to snowshoers and nordic skiers now all the roads are plowed.
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Convenient to major highways, Fremont Indian State Park is a worthwhile detour for travelers taking advantage of the smaller crowds and comfortable fall weather at Zion and Bryce Canyon national parks.