"How Bryce Canyon got its name" Top 5 Page for this destination Bryce Canyon National Park Local Custom Tip by goingsolo


In the late 1800's, mormon settler Ebenzer Bryce and his wife Mary moved to the area. The park is named after Bryce, who left and moved to Arizona after an unsuccessful attempt to raise cattle in the area. In addition to having the park named after him, Bryce is quoted as describing the canyon as "a helluva place to lose a cow."

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