• Bryce Canyon Amphitheater

    Bryce Canyon

    National Park Utah

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  • Bryce Point to Peekaboo Connector Trail Closure

    Due to a large rockslide, the connecting trail from Bryce Point to Peekaboo Loop is closed. Trail will be reopened once repairs are made. The Peekaboo Loop is open, but must be accessed from Sunset or Sunrise Point.

  • Backcountry Campsite Closures

    Due to bear activity at select campsites in Bryce Canyon's backcountry, multiple backcountry campsites have been closed until further notice: Sheep Creek, Swamp Canyon, Natural Bridge, Iron Spring, Corral Hollow, Riggs Spring and Yovimpa Pass.

Quetza Azteca

Quetza Azteca flying gracefully through the sky with clouds in the background
Name: Quetza Azteca
Genus: Quetzalcoatlus
Size: 40 ft. wingspan, 9 ft tall
Age: 22
Gender: female
Weight: 250 lbs.
Diet: fish and carrion
Habitat: coastal & open water
Skills: navigation & interviewing
Education: finishing degrees in Geography, Geology, Journalism
Expertise: Land Forms
Hobbies: travel and meeting new creatures
 
Aquarius Plateau and questa
Look what I did during my vacation!
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hoodoos
Able to traverse vast distances, Quetza traveled all over the American southwest during her summer vacation. Passing by Powell Point of the Aquarius Plateau she had a beautiful view of Bryce Canyon National Park and also Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. She found the thermal updrafts over the hot dry landscape easy to ride.
 
glen canyon

Near Grand Canyon National Park, she stopped over at a small historic fort, Pipe Spring National Monument, on the Arizona strip. Later she circled over Glen Canyon National Recreation Area where she found plenty of fish to eat.
 
North Cascades - looking across a meadow and lake.

After a long vacation in the heat of the southwest she made her way to the northwest and spent some time in the wide U-shaped valleys of North Cascades National Park.

 

Did You Know?

Bryce Canyon Paintbrush

The Bryce Canyon Paintbrush was discovered June 24, 1965 at Inspiration Point in Bryce Canyon National Park. This rare wildflower is only found in southwestern Utah. More...