Bryce Canyon is, in fact, not a canyon, but rather the naturally carved thousand-foot edges of a plateau. The Paunsaugunt Plateau, to be specific. The rock formations lie in a region of the Great Basin Desert, which gets just enough rain, snow and ice to have shaped this magnificent vista in just tens of millions years. This wall of granite will one day be a line of hoodoos itself, and later will be a pile of rocks on the ground. Such is the evolution of the Bryce Canyon landscape.