Bryce Canyon National Park is the highest geological layer (Clarion formation) in the famous Grand Staircase region of the Colorado Plateau. Bryce Canyon is one of the most photogenic national parks in the entire world, we challenge you to go there and not fill your camera with hundreds of pictures. Named after local Mormon pioneer Ebenezer Bryce, Bryce Canyon is not actually a canyon, but an amphitheater. The signature hoodoo formations were thought by Paiute natives to be “Legend People” who were turned into stone because of bad deeds. The geological history is just as intriguing… the hoodoos and amphitheater are actually an eroded ancient lake bed that existed before the tectonic rise of the Colorado Plateau, but now sits at over 8,000 feet of elevation.