Bryce Canyon National Park is one of the most beautiful places on earth. There is a magnificent canyon with strange rock formations called "hoodoos," and stunning views across the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah, where you can see for over 100 miles into Arizona and New Mexico. The main activity here aside from gawking at the incredible views is hiking, and there are many trails for hikers of different levels of experience throughout the park. There are also trail rides on horse or mule down into the Bryce "amphitheatre." I stayed at Bryce Canyon Lodge, which is the only lodging inside the park, and which is located about 100 yards from the edge of canyon between "Sunrise" and "Sunset" points. Since the view of the canyon from there is a bit east-southeast, it's really more of a sunrise view. I did go out and watch the sun rise and it was jaw-droppingly beautiful as the subtly changing light played off the strange formations. There is a main lodge building with 70 or so rooms, and 40 cabins containing 2 rooms each. I stayed in a cabin, which was lovely with high beamed ceilings, a gas fireplace, full bath and extra sink in the closet area. The exterior was classic rustic log cabin and was really cool, and there was a porch with log bench which was visited often by adorable chipmunks. As with all National Park lodges, you have to make reservations up to a year in advance (but call anytime as they do have cancellations). There is a dining room serving breakfast, lunch and dinner that is okay, but not great. There is a nice curio shop, and a nearby "general store" with campers supplies (there is a campground in the park for tents and RV's).