Thats what these rock formations are called. The legend is that Mr Bryce, after whom the canyon and national park are named, said on first seeing the canyon "It's a hell of a place to lose a cow!"
All the trails have these nice signs by the start, to let you know what you are letting yourself in for.
We did this one early in the morning; the light was fantastic
Compositions galore! This, as most of the images, were taken along the main upper trail, toward the South end.
This is at the end of the Navajo trail as we walked it South to North. Dusk is about to set on this cloudy day.
A view looking up while on the Navajo trail. There were plenty of trees and shrubs in this otherwise rocky amphitheater.
The brochures mention these trees and include the marvelous fact that they are approximately 450 years old!
They are gigantic and a pain to photograph.
They are wonderfully majestic and inspiring.
The canyon rim walkway is close enough to the edge to allow you some interesting views looking directly down, as well as across the panorama.
Wonderfull view from Bryce point on the canyon. The peek a boo trail is a strenous trail (8.8 km, 3/4hrs). We did a small part of this trail. Very spectacular.
Paria Point offers a wonderful view away from Bryce Amphitheatre and into Yellow Creek Canyon. The cliffs around Paria Point also offer glimpses of arches and grottos (pictured).