Bryce Canyon National Park
At 9,000 feet, Bryce sports unparalleled views of the surrounding mesas and mountains. Not actually a canyon, Bryce is an amphitheater that is home to hundreds of “hoodoos,” those spiky red rocks fashioned by wind into a multitude of wacky but gorgeous formations that point skyward. Nineteenth century cattleman Ebenezer Bryce was reported to have said “It's a hell of place to lose a cow.” It's still one hell of a stunning place to explore, from its very old bristlecone pine trees to its fantastical hoodoos to its lauded astronomy program—Bryce Canyon is home to some of the darkest night skies in the continental U.S.
Bryce Canyon City/Tropic