Bryce Canyon

One of Utah's 'Mighty Five', Bryce is a truly surreal landscape – if you can ignore the tourist hordes.

★★★★★

Wow factor

★★★★

Overall rating

Difficulty (overlooks)

★★★★★

Trailhead access

★★★★★

Crowds

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Some call it a forest of stone. Cooler in summer due to its high elevation, there are a wealth of opportunities here, from roadside viewpoints to trails that delve deep into this geological quirk. My advice: get there early! If the crowds are too much, head off for Cedar Breaks National Monument.