Southern Utah is full of spectacular sights and vistas. The unique landscape and unspoiled habitat that is characteristic of the area makes it a great place to enjoy some amazing points of natural beauty. Bryce Canyon Inspiration Point is one awe-inducing point that will leave you and your family feeling uplifted and rejuvenated. Enjoy this gorgeous view the next time you visit Southern Utah for your family vacation.
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What You’ll See at Bryce Canyon Inspiration Point
Bryce Canyon Inspiration Point is one of the most beautiful parts of the national park. While you’re there, take your time looking out over the main amphitheater. There are three different levels to the lookout at Inspiration Point, giving you the chance to take in three different perspectives of this awesome vista.
As you look toward the Silent City, you’ll see hundreds of hoodoos. These majestic, elongated rock formations stand in intricate formations throughout the basin. Set against the backdrop of Boat Mesa, they are breathtaking. Make sure you bring your cameras – you’ll want to remember this sight!
The Science Behind a Hoodoo
Chances are that if you’ve never been to Bryce Canyon Inspiration Point before, you may not know what a hoodoo is. Here’s a quick rundown of how a hoodoo is formed, and how Inspiration Point became so inspiring!
- There are two kinds of erosion that turn solid limestone plateaus into the hoodoos you’ll see at Bryce Canyon: frost wedging and acidic rainwater.
- Frost wedging operates much the same way that potholes form in the street. During the winter, water seeps into cracks in the rock and expands as it freezes. This chips off the limestone, bit by bit.
- Acid rain wears away at the limestone over time, softening the edges of the pillars and giving them their characteristic bulgy appearance.
- Nature is quite poetic. The same processes that carved hundreds of hoodoos out of solid rock will be the ones that dissolve them completely. Since they won’t be here forever, make sure you take the chance to enjoy them while they are!
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