Bryce Canyon National Park is actually less of a canyon than it is a series of natural amphitheaters sunk into pink cliffs and filled with delicate red rock “hoodoos.” Millions of years of wind, water, and geologic forces have shaped and etched the surreal landscape. The most brilliant hues of the park comes alive with the rising and setting of the sun. Bryce is an unforgettable experience. Located 24 miles southeast of the town of Panguitch, the park is open all year-round and the area is popular with the cross-country skiing and snowshoeing crowd in the winter months. Summertime offers myriad walking and hiking trails along the rim and toward the bottom of the canyon. Many visitors think it’s even better seen from horseback. The 37-mile scenic drive will also get you to key overlooks and vistas, such as Sunrise, Sunset, Rainbow, Yovimpa, and Inspiration Points. The visitor center is also open all year-round. Bryce Canyon Lodge, a National Historic Landmark, is open April through November.