Bryce Canyon National Park
The park boasts unusual spindly hoodoo rock formations and yellow and lavender canyons. For a grand tour, make the 18-mile drive to Rainbow Point, stopping at the park’s 13 spectacular viewpoints along the way back. Serious hikers: take the 23-mile Under-the-Rim Trail between Bryce and Rainbow Point, with eight backcountry campsites (you’ll need a permit).
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