Landscapes

Bryce Canyon National Park is a group of large amphitheater-shaped erosion features at
the edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau in Southwestern Utah. Most of the park is between
7500 and 9000 feet altitude, and the landscape is high desert dominated by spectacular
hoodoo formations set in colorful Claron Formation sediments of the Grand Staircase.

This page displays panoramic and detail images of scenic views from the rim and trails
taken at various times of the day on several visits in early and late summer and winter.

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Bryce Canyon Landscape Queen’s Garden 5416
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Hoodoos, Pine and Juniper on the Queen’s Garden Trail, just below the rim in late December.

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Bryce Canyon Dead Tree in Winter 5402
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A Limber Pine skeleton framed by red-orange hoodoos on the Queen’s Garden Trail in late December.

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Bryce Canyon Dead Tree in Winter 5404
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Late afternoon light causes a hoodoo to fluoresce behind a Limber Pine skeleton on the Queen’s Garden Trail.

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Bryce Canyon Dead Tree in Winter 5399
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Red-orange rock blanketed in snow forms a background to fluorescent hoodoos and
a Limber Pine skeleton on the Queen’s Garden Trail in the late afternoon in December.

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Bryce Canyon Landscape Queen’s Garden 6673
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Hoodoos, fins and erosion features in the Claron Formation cliffs, taken from the Queen’s Garden Trail in late August.

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Bryce Canyon Landscape Queen’s Garden 6698
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The Queen’s Garden view towards Inspiration Point features Juniper, Ponderosa Pine, Douglas Fir and colorful hoodoos.

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Bryce Canyon Landscape Queen’s Garden 6699
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The Queen’s Court area of Queen’s Garden on the left, below Sunset Point (center),
and a Ponderosa Pine on the right as viewed from the Queen’s Garden Trail in August.

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Bryce Canyon Landscape Queen’s Garden 6620
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The Queen’s Court area below Sunset Point from the Queen’s Garden Trail in August.

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Bryce Canyon Rim Sunrise Point 5317
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Winter view along the top of the rim towards the South from the Queen’s Garden trailhead below Sunrise Point.

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Bryce Canyon Rim Sunrise Point 5319
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Snow blankets the South rim, framed by fins and hoodoos below Sunrise Point on the Queen’s Garden Trail.

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Bryce Canyon Landscape Queen’s Garden 5322
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A Juniper tree surrounded by a group of hoodoos on the Queen’s Garden Trail in Winter.

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Bryce Canyon Landscape Queen’s Garden X1972
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Eroded Claron Formation landscape on the Queen’s Garden Trail on an early morning in June.

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Bryce Canyon Landscape Bristlecone Point 6680
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The landscape near the Mormon Temple formation below Bristlecone Point from the Queen’s Garden Trail in August.

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Bryce Canyon Landscape Bristlecone Point 6688
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The Mormon Temple formation is at the upper left below Bristlecone Point in this scene taken in the mid-morning.

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Bryce Canyon Landscape Mormon Temple 6679
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The Mormon Temple formation (top left) and the landscape below Bristlecone Point from
the Queen’s Garden Trail at mid-morning in August. The fins appeared to be nearly translucent.

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Bryce Canyon Sunrise Bristlecone Point X1960
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Bristlecone Point and the Mormon Temple formation, shot at sunrise in June with a short telephoto from Sunrise Point.

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Bryce Canyon Landscape Bristlecone Point 6659
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A mid-morning shot of the Bristlecone Point landscape and the Mormon Temple, taken from Sunrise Point in August.

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Bristlecone Point and the Mormon Temple formation shot just before the sun crested
the Table Cliffs Plateau beyond Tropic, taken from Sunrise Point in late September.

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Bryce Canyon Sunrise Bristlecone Point X1971
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Bristlecone Point and the Mormon Temple formation at sunrise in June.
This shot was taken from the Queen’s Garden Trail just below Sunrise Point.

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Bryce Canyon Landscape Mormon Temple 1993
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The Mormon Temple formation, shot with a medium telephoto near noon in late September from the Queen’s Garden Trail.

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Bryce Canyon Landscape Bristlecone Point 1992
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Bristlecone Point landscape, taken with a medium telephoto near noon in late September from the Queen’s Garden Trail.

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Bryce Canyon Landscape Bristlecone Point X1949
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Bristlecone Point landscape below the Mormon Temple formation, taken at sunrise
with a medium telephoto lens from the Queen’s Garden Trail just below Sunrise Point.

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Bryce Canyon Landscape Mormon Temple X1950
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The Mormon Temple formation and the landscape below Bristlecone Point, taken at sunrise
with a 135mm medium telephoto lens from the Queen’s Garden Trail just below Sunrise Point.

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Bryce Canyon Landscape Mormon Temple X1902
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The ET hoodoo and the Queen’s Garden Trail at the bottom of the frame, below the Mormon Temple and Bristlecone Point landscape, taken with a medium telephoto from Sunset Point.

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Bryce Canyon Landscape Mormon Temple X1906
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A slightly different composition of the scene at sunset of the ET Hoodoo and Queen’s Garden Trail below the Mormon Temple and Bristlecone Point landscape from Sunset Point.

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Bryce Canyon Bristlecone Point in Winter 5405
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Bristlecone Point taken in mid-afternoon from the Queen’s Garden Trail below Sunrise Point in Winter.

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Bryce Canyon Bristlecone Point in Winter 5426
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Bristlecone Point, the Mormon Temple, and the Table Cliffs from the rim just South of Sunrise Point in Winter.

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Bryce Canyon Hoodoos Rainbow Point 0573
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Hoodoo formation on the Bristlecone Loop at Rainbow Point, mid-morning in late September.

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Bryce Canyon Hoodoos Rainbow Point 0577
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Hoodoo formation on the Bristlecone Loop at Rainbow Point, taken at mid-morning in late September.

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Telephoto closeup of a hoodoo formation at Ponderosa Point, taken at mid-morning in late September.

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Bryce Canyon Hoodoos Rainbow Point 0548
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Telephoto detail of hoodoo formations below the cliff at
Rainbow Point, taken at mid-morning in late September.

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Bryce Canyon Hunter Agua Canyon 0599
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Telephoto detail of The Hunter hoodoo at Agua Canyon. Note the trees growing atop the hoodoo (from seeds left by birds).

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Bryce Canyon Fairyland Hoodoos Sinking Ship X1892
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Detail of the Queen’s Garden and Fairyland hoodoos and Sinking Ship Mesa (top right),
taken in the late afternoon with a short telephoto from Sunset Point in June. In the bottom
left corner of the frame is the Queen Victoria hoodoo formation (Queen Victoria is at left).

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Bryce Canyon Fairyland Hoodoos Sinking Ship X1894
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The late afternoon view to the North from Sunset Point showing the Queen’s Garden and
Fairyland hoodoos, Sinking Ship Mesa, and the Aquarius Plateau on the distant horizon.
The Aquarius Plateau is the highest in North America at 11,000 feet. The Queen Victoria
formation is at left center, and at the left frame edge are the Queen’s Court formations.
Top left is the Chinese Wall formation below Boat Mesa, to the left of the Sinking Ship.
In the upper right is the Mormon Temple and the landscape below Bristlecone Point.

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Bryce Canyon Fairyland Canyon Landscape X2137
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Hoodoos and Douglas Fir in Fairyland Canyon, taken with an 85mm just before sunset in June.

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Bryce Canyon Hoodoos Queen’s Garden 1995
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Detail of hoodoo formations taken with a medium telephoto from the Queen’s Garden Trail near noon in late September.

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Bryce Canyon Fairyland Hoodoos at Sunset 6475
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Fairyland Canyon hoodoos taken near sunset in late August. Manganese oxide colors the upper right hoodoos pink.

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Bryce Canyon Amphitheater Silent City Hoodoos 0679
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Silent City hoodoos in the densest part of Bryce Amphitheater, taken with a
medium telephoto from Inspiration Point in the late morning in September. This
area of Bryce Amphitheater has the greatest concentration of hoodoos on Earth.

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Bryce Canyon Hoodoos Sunrise Point 0470
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The hoodoos to the South of Sunrise Point, fluorescing in the low angle rays at sunrise. Taken with an 85mm telephoto.

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Bryce Canyon Hoodoos Sunrise Point 1786
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The group of hoodoos at the lower edge of the image at left, shot 5 days (and one hour) later, at the end of ‘Golden Hour’.

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Bryce Canyon Hoodoos at Sunrise Point 0459
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The group of hoodoos below Sunset Point (to the South of Sunrise Point), just as the first
rays of sunrise cause the hoodoos to fluoresce. This image was taken in late September.

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Bryce Canyon Hoodoos Sunrise Point 1788
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The group of hoodoos just below Sunset Point, shown at the upper left in the previous image (this was shot five days later).

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Bryce Canyon Hoodoos Sunrise Point 1793
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This group of hoodoos is below and to the right of the group in the image at left. Both were taken at the end of the sunrise.

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Bryce Canyon Fairyland Hoodoos at Sunrise X1799
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Ponderosa Pine, Douglas Fir and Manzanita, surrounded by hoodoos in Fairyland Canyon at sunrise in late June.

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Bryce Canyon Hoodoos Queen’s Garden 5422
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Queen’s Garden hoodoos in Winter, taken in mid-afternoon with a short telephoto lens from the Queen’s Garden Trail.

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Bryce Canyon Hoodoo Sunset Point 1985
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The hoodoo known unofficially as “The Fickle Finger of Fate”, taken with a medium telephoto near noon from Sunset Point.

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Bryce Canyon Hoodoos Sunset Point 1967
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Hoodoos in the Queen’s Court area, taken in late September with a medium telephoto near noon from Sunset Point.

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Bryce Canyon Hoodoos Sunset Point 1981
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White limestone-capped spires and hoodoos with Wall Street fins in the background,
taken with a 180mm (medium telephoto) near noon in late September from Sunset Point.

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Bryce Canyon Hoodoos Sunset Point 1982
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Medium telephoto detail of an interesting group of hoodoos, taken near noon in late September from Sunset Point.

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Bryce Canyon Hoodoos Queen’s Garden 5614
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The hoodoo formation just beyond the Bristlecone Arch on the Queen’s Garden Trail, taken at mid-morning in late August.

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Bryce Canyon Hoodoos Sunset Point 1970
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The Thor’s Hammer hoodoo (upper left) and Wall Street fins, taken near noon in late September from Sunset Point.

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Bryce Canyon Fin Detail Agua Canyon 0601
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Detail of a prominent fin at Agua Canyon, taken with an 85mm (short telephoto) lens at mid-morning in late September.

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Bryce Canyon Hoodoos Queen’s Garden 5400
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Iridescent hoodoos and fins, Juniper, Spruce and a Limber Pine skeleton in Queen’s Garden at late afternoon in Winter.

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Bryce Canyon Queen’s Garden Hoodoos 1976
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The Queen Victoria formation (Queen Victoria at left), taken  from Sunset Point in the late morning in September.

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Bryce Canyon Hoodoos at Sunset X1904c
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The hoodoo formation for which the Queen’s Garden area was named. The hoodoo
at left resembles a famous 1887 Bassano portrait of Queen Victoria, and is called
the Queen Victoria Hoodoo. This image (the XL version) is a detail crop from the
larger SXL image which shows the formation in the context of the surrounding
hoodoos, taken with a telephoto lens from Sunset Point at sunset in June.

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Bryce Canyon Queen Victoria Hoodoo 5351c
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A detail crop of the Queen Victoria hoodoo taken from the
Queen’s Garden Trail on a clear cold afternoon in late December.

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Bryce Canyon Hoodoos at Sunrise Point 0477
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Queen’s Garden hoodoos on a misty late September morning at sunrise, taken with an 85mm lens from Sunrise Point.

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Bryce Canyon Hoodoos at Sunrise Point X1938
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The same Queen’s Garden hoodoos on a clear June morning at sunrise, taken with a 135mm lens from Sunrise Point.

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Bryce Canyon Hoodoos at Sunrise in Winter 5504
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A colorful formation of snow-capped hoodoos at sunrise on a brisk Winter morning from Inspiration Point.

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Bryce Canyon Hoodoos at Sunrise in Winter 5508
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The low angle light made the red-orange rock fluoresce, and the golden areas appeared to be nearly translucent.

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Bryce Canyon Landscape Sunset Point 1975
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A detail shot of the Claron Formation landscape near Sunset Point.
This was taken with a medium telephoto lens near noon in September.

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