Every tourist destination has its attractions. However, because every tourist is different, these attractions have greater or lesser value. In this series Gary gives his reasons for traveling to a particular place. Hopefully some of his thoughts will entice you to consider adding this particular location to your itinerary. The entire series is being categorized under the heading, “Spotlights.” However, you may find more about these locations in the archives of this website, under headings such as, “Great Places,” “Things to Do in,” “Best of,” “Top 10” and “Places of a Lifetime.” In addition, “Walking Tours” of many of these destinations may be available for purchase on the website for the low price of $1.49 each.
Bryce Canyon National Park, in Utah, is a fantasy land of spires and colorful rock formations. The main area of the park is a giant bowl which is populated by thousands of tall, narrow, colorful cylinders known as “hoodoos.” The overall effect is fascinating and unique. Specific features of the park which were the most impressive to me were the following:
1. The view of the amphitheater from Inspiration Point is one of the park’s best.
2. Interesting formations like “Thor’s Hammer” and the “Three Sisters” inspire a visitor’s imagination.
3. Other overlooks offer a slightly different perspective on the conglomeration of hoodoos.