Bryce Canyon, which reaches over 9,000 feet in elevation, is ushering in crisp temps right about now. Seeing the beautifully scattered jumbles of hoodoos in their rich colors framed against a tempestuous sky as the American Southwest’s monsoon season winds to a close is a breathtaking sight you won’t soon forget. Visitors from around the world, numbering over 1.7 million in 2010, flock to Bryce Canyon. They come to hike, ride a horse, introduce their kids to nature, or just gaze at the awesome majesty of this natural amphitheater. Fall is an ideal time of year to go: the rock colors pop even more in the cool air, the crowds have thinned, and the light illuminates every view in magnificent manner.