The photo to the left is not taken directly at Bryce Canyon. It shows Red Canyon just outside the national park. You should pass by that area. It´s nice.
Just stones here? Naaaaaw! Look closely: There´s a little friend sitting there, his camouflage perfect. ('Did you bring biscuits, stranger?')
It is not really off the beaten path but thought to add this photo here. It is from Red Canyon, close to Bryce Canyon.
Bryce Canyon is also beloved home to the Utah prairie dog ;))) (NPS Photo, taken from www.nps.gov).