5 Things You Didn’t Know About Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park, part of Utah's Mighty 5, features a unique high-desert climate and striking red rock formations, attracting millions of visitors annually.

The park is renowned for its hoodoos, unique rock formations shaped by weather and erosion, and boasts more hoodoos than anywhere else on Earth.

Bryce Canyon isn't technically a canyon but consists of multiple amphitheaters, which are bowl-shaped areas created by rain drainage and melting snow.

Named after Mormon settler Ebenezer Bryce, the park became a national park in 1928, with locals originally calling it Bryce's Canyon.

Bryce Canyon hosts a Prairie Dog Festival annually, celebrating the Utah prairie dog, a species vital to the park's ecosystem and unique to the region.