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Bryce Canyon

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panorama of Bryce Canyon

You may not have been to Bryce Canyon National Park, but if you have ever looked at any books about the American South West, you will have seen pictures of it.

Bryce Canyon Hoodoos

Bryce consists of a number of horseshoe shaped canyons eroded into the eastern edge of a limestone plateau. The erosion that created these 'ampitheatres' has left behind spectacular multicoloured rock formations, the most famous of which are the Hoodoos. These are tall and thin towers of rock of varying width up their height with harder layers of rock eroding more slowly then the softer layers.

You can see this unique geology in the two pictures (courtesy of Col Atkins) on this page. The park is every changing with the erosion forces that created it, continuing to change it. It is estimated that the rock is being eaten away at a rate of about 1 metre every 100 years.

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