Q. Where is Bryce Canyon located?
A. Bryce Canyon National Park is located in southern Utah, in between Cedar Breaks National Monument and Capitol Reef National Park.
Q. What is the area like at Bryce Canyon?
A. Contrary to it's name, Bryce Canyon National Park is not actually a canyon at all. It was created by the erosion of rock and soil to form thousands of odd spire-like formations called “Hoodoos.” These hoodoos are formed in many different horseshoe shapes that resemble amphitheaters, creating the illusion of a large canyon.
Q. What kinds of activities are popular at Bryce Canyon?
A. There are many different activities that visitors can partake in when vacationing at Bryce Canyon National Park. Hiking, air tours, horseback riding, and sightseeing are among the most popular activities during the summer season. During winter, snow blankets the area and those accustomed to cold weather activities delight in snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
Q. What is the climate like in Bryce Canyon?
A. Winter brings frigid temperatures such as 34 degrees, while summer can be as warm as 78 degrees. Due to it's desert location and climate, temperatures vary greatly from day to night, and even during the summer nighttime temperatures can drop as much as 30 degrees.
Q. How were the bridges and arches of Bryce Canyon formed?
A. Natural formations such as arches are typically formed by several different processes. As water freezes in the cracks, it expands as it turns into ice, therefore expanding the size of the crack, weakening the rock which eventually forms an arch. Bridges can be formed through the erosion of rocks caused by rivers and streams.
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