More detailed information on Bryce
Canyon National Park may be found at our
Bryce Canyon National Park Tours site.
.At Bryce Canyon
National Park, erosion has shaped colorful Claron limestones, sandstones,
and mudstones into thousands of spires, fins, pinnacles, and mazes.
"hoodoos," these colorful and whimsical formations stand in
horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters along the eastern edge of the Paunsaugunt
Plateau in Southern Utah.
Hoodoo is a pillar
of rock, usually of fantastic shape, left by erosion. Hoodoo
also means to cast a
spell. At Bryce Canyon National Park erosion forms an array of fantastic
shapes we know as hoodoos.
Surrounded by the beauty of southern Utah,
these hoodoos cast their spell on all who visit. Geologists say that 10
million years ago forces within the Earth created and then moved the
massive blocks we know as the Table Cliffs and Paunsaugunt Plateaus.
The Paria River and
its many tributaries continue to carve the plateau edges. Rushing waters,
carrying dirt and gravel, gully the edges and steep slopes of the
Paunsaugunt Plateau on which Bryce Canyon National Park lies. With time,
tall thin ridges called fins emerge. Fins further erode into pinnacles and
spires called hoodoos. These in turn weaken and fall, adding their bright
colors to the hills below.
layers on the Table Cliffs now tower 2,000 feet above the same layers on
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