Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park

Geology Festival Coming To Bryce Canyon

July 19, 2010, 9:17 am

On July 30-31, Bryce Canyon National Park will be celebrating its most stunning resource--geology. Known for its colorful and oddly shaped hoodoos (rock spires), the area was established as a national park in 1928. Each year over a million visitors from all over the world come to the park to marvel at its beautiful scenery and delicate formations, unique on planet earth.

The Geology Festival will offer daily ranger-guided walks and talks in the canyon and on the rim, children’s activities on geology, guided bus tours through the park and illustrated programs. A schedule of activities is available here.

Featured speakers include:

  • Wayne Ranney is a geologic interpreter and author, has served as a backcountry ranger in the Grand Canyon and has traveled over the world as a renowned speaker. He is an adjunct faculty member at Yavapai College in Sedona and has authored Ancient Landscapes of the Colorado Plateau and Carving Grand Canyon and Sedona Through Time.
  • Dave Gillette has an endowed chair position at the Museum of Northern Arizona and is the former Utah State Paleontologist. He is responsible for some of the most significant paleontological discoveries in the Grand Staircase.

To learn more about the park's geology through interactive games and an Electronic Field Trip broadcast produced by the National Park Foundation, visit