Along the Edge: Bryce Canyon National Park, September 2001 Just barely visible in the distance is Navajo Mountain which is about 90 miles away. Bryce Canyon lies along the edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau, which forms the western, higher part of the park. The plateau falls away into the Paria Valley, which lies between the Paunsaugunt and Aquarius Plateaus. At one time these two plateaus were joined together, but time and geologic forces have eroded the land away, creating the beautiful rock formations found at Bryce. (via Robby Edwards’ Photos)