Canyons of the Southwest – 2

We got up early the first morning in Bryce and boarded a helicopter for a 45 minute ride over the park. Bryce is known for it’s beautiful display of of rock pinnacles called Hoodoo’s. These rock formations were formed by erosional forces that left thousands of these standing vertical pinnacles that range in height from just a few feet to several hundred feet tall. The orange color in the rock comes from iron oxide minerals within the top 3 to 4 inches in the soil. The helicopter gave us a fantastic top down view of the geology of the canyon.



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