Bryce Canyon National Park
We stood there, mouths agape. Unbelievable. It honestly did not seem real. We were staring at a natural amphitheater filled with pink-orange fins, spires, and hoodoos, paved with evergreens and ancient bristlecone pines. Unlike traditional canyons carved by rivers, Bryce was formed by the cycle of snow and ice repeatedly freezing and thawing, which created cracks and fissures as the water expanded and contracted. It’s a unique environment, and oh, how we wanted to explore and hike and play!