Bryce is the land of the hoodoos, tall skinny spires of rock that protrude from the bottom of arid basins and "broken" lands. The hoodoos in Bryce are isolated towering blocks of pink rock supported on narrow columns of pastel hued broken sandstone; the blocks act like umbrellas supporting their own pedestals. Hiking in Bryce involves dropping from the ponderosa pine-covered rim of the Paunsaugunt Plateau down into hoodoo land. The Navajo, Peekaboo, and Fairyland loops all present surreal topography amongst the balanced features, while rim walks offer fantastic views into the eroding walls of the Plateau and out over the entire Grand Staircase — a series of plateaus descending from the height of the Aquarius at over 11,000 ft. to the Kaibab and the north rim of the Grand Canyon — a swath of thousands of square miles. Be prepared with hiking poles and plenty of water. Because because Bryce’s rim is over 9000 feet above sea level, you can expect cooler weather.