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Bryce is best known for its spectacular sandstone spires, called hoodoos, located deep within a natural sandstone amphitheater. Numerous trails descend to the bottom of the amphitheater and transport you into a fantastic city of stone. Because Bryce transcends 2000 feet (650 m) of elevation, the park exists in three distinct climatic zones: spruce/fir forest, Ponderosa Pine forest, and Pinyon Pine/juniper forest. This diversity of habitat allows you to enjoy over 100 species of birds, dozens of mammals, and more than a thousand plant species.