Geologic Formations

Rim Trail near Sunset at sunrise Point B. Roanhorse BBR 21 Jan 2016
The Bryce Amphitheater is home to the greatest concentration of "hoodoos" on Earth.

Brian Roanhorse/NPS


The geologic features of Bryce Canyon known as “hoodoos” attract millions of visitors every year. Our park is famous for the largest collection of hoodoos in the world. While the patterns and clusters of hoodoos are aesthetically appealing and visually striking, the story of how they came to be is equally as intriguing. Click the links below to learn how the hoodoos are created, their location within the Grand Staircase, and how to protect the hoodoos. You can also read more in depth information on the park's geology or learn about geology across all national parks.

Last updated: January 27, 2021

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