Bryce Canyon – Navajo Loop, Wall Street & Viewpoints (USA)

Kategorien: Reiseblog, North America, USA, Utah

After we had inspecting Zion National Park yesterday, today was all about exploring the Bryce Canyon National Park.

Bryce

From Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon

The National Park is only about 1 1/2 hours from Zion National Park and can be reached in just over an hour by car (Google Maps). We had spent the night at Bryce View Lodge, so we had the opportunity to explore the national park early in the morning. Luckily we caught really good weather. It is fresh but sunny and a bright blue sky. We were very excited about what to expect, because the national park itself advertises on its homepage with the slogan “There is no place like Bryce Canyon”.

Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park is located at an altitude of 2400 to 2700 meters and is located in the southwest of the U.S. state of Utah. The national park was declared a National Monument in 1924 and a National Park in 1928. Today, well over one million visitors visit the park every year. Bryce Canyon was not formed by a river. It is not a canyon in the true sense of the word, such as the Grand Canyon. Wind, water and ice eroded the edge of the plateau into large amphitheatres with bizarre rock pinnacle, so-called hoodoos. These rock needles reach a height of up to 60 meters. Bryce Canyon National Park is considered the region in the world with the most hoodoos in the tightest of spaces. The amphitheatres thus created extend over a length of more than 30 km. The largest amphitheatre is called Bryce Canyon. It is almost 5 km wide, 19 km long and falls over 240 meters opposite the plateau. [Source: wikipedia.de]

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A 29 km long panoramic roadleads through the national park, which leads to the 13 different viewpoints. A map of the national park we have here.

Entrance, Bryce Canyon, National Park, Utah, USA; On your own, travelogue

The entrance to the National Park

The Sunrise Point

Our first port of call was Sunrise Point, from which you have a great view of the canyon below. And here you can also see the multitude of bright orange hoodoos (rock needles) for which the park is so famous.

Hike along the Navajo Loop

From Sunset Point we walked along the approximately 2 km long Navajo Loop. This leads through the middle of the different sized rock needles, which always offer great photo motifs. It is hard to imagine that you are here at about 2,500 meters above sea level.

Wall Street in the Canyon

The notorious Wall Street is one of the most famous rock formations in Bryce Canyon. It is a section of The Bryce Amphitheatre, characterized by towering cliffs and hoodoos.

The Bryce Point

After many photo stops we walked back to the starting point and looked at some other viewpoints, like Inspiration Point or Bryce Point.

The Inspiration Point

Unsere Reiseberichte von den USA (2012)

Diese Reise durch die USA führte uns in 17 Tagen durch 10 verschiedene Bundesstaaten. Angefangen haben wir mit einem kurzen Stopover in der Millionenstadt Chicago. Von dort aus ging es für uns weiter mit dem Flugzeug nach Los Angeles und von hier mit dem Mietwagen über Las Vegas, den Zion Nationalpark, den Bryce Canyon, Salt Lake City und dem Yellowstone Nationalpark bis nach Denver. Für die letzte Etappe unserer Reise ging es an die Ostküste, wo wir New York, Philadelphia und Washington D.C. besucht haben. Alles in allem eine unglaublich abwechslungsreiche Rundreise mit wirklich vielen Highlights.
Route USA 2012 » Illinois: Chicago - Ein kurzer Rundgang durch die Stadt
» Kalifornien: Los Angeles – Walk of Fame, Chinese Theatre & Hollywood Sign
» Nevada: Las Vegas – Casinos, Fremont Street & das Las Vegas Sign
» Utah: Zion Nationalpark – Sehenswürdigkeiten & Wanderwege
» Utah: Bryce Canyon – Navajo Loop, Wall Street & Aussichtspunkte
» Utah: Salt Lake City – Sehenswürdigkeiten & die schönsten Fotospost
» Idaho: Idaho Falls – Die Wasserfälle & die Yellowstone Bear World
» Wyoming: Yellowstone Nationalpark – Wissenswertes & Sehenswürdigkeiten
» Colorado: Denver – Der Zoo & ein kurzer Rundgang durch die Stadt
» New York: New York City an einem Tag? Die ideale Route zu Fuß durch Manhattan
» New York: New York City – Das One World Trade Center & 9/11 Memorial
» New York: New York City – Wissenswertes für einen Besuch der Freiheitsstatue
» Pennsylvania: Philadelphia – Sehenswürdigkeiten & die Liberty Bell
» Disctrict of Columbia: Washington D.C. – Sehenswürdigkeiten & die schönsten Fotospots