Nineteenth-century Mormon settler Ebenezer Bryce, for whom the park is named, said it was “a hell of a place to lose a cow.” The canyon’s remarkable collection of whimsical hoodoo spires were believed by the early Paiute Indians to be people frozen in stone by the mischievous spirit Coyote. Early geologists feared the hoodoos would transform into humans. From nationalgeographic.com

john bryce

Photo John Baumann

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5 Responses to

  1. Barb Estinson says:

    Interesting. I have never been to Bryce, but would like to. John’s picture is neat.

  2. Di Anne Lewis says:

    Re early geologists fearing the hoodoos would transform into humans:
    Who or what will ever prove that they haven’t – – –

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