In Photos: Explore the 'Dr. Seuss' World of Bryce Canyon

Dr. Seuss land

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(Image credit: Linda & Dr. Dick Buscher.)

The special, Dr. Seuss-like rock world of Bryce Canyon was designated a national park of the United States in 1928. Over 1.5 million visitors from around the world make their way to this remote part of Utah to hike, bike, horseback ride and photograph this geological wonder. Visitors also come here to experience the exceptional, dark night sky where on a moonless night even Venus and Jupiter are said to be bright enough to cast a shadow. There are those who claim the nighttime sky of Bryce Canyon is the last grand sanctuary of natural darkness.

Grand Staircase

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(Image credit: Linda & Dr. Dick Buscher.)

Bryce Canyon is on the northern extreme of a massive geological area of sedimentary rock known as the Grand Staircase. Beginning at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, the Grand Staircase extends northward to the beautiful Bryce Canyon area. The sedimentary rock of the Grand Staircase preserves over than 600-million years of continuous Earth history – more than any other place on Earth.

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