Bryce Canyon National Park

The red rock of Utah dramatically changed to a bright coral hue when I approached Bryce Canyon National Park. Traveling from park to park, I was continually reminded that where I was standing had been under water. Was Bryce a dense starfish habitat?
I didn’t get to hike in Bryce, but I could see trails below the overlooks. Where Lassen National Park looked like the moon (minus water), Bryce looked like Mars. I could imagine hiking on a trail with Mars rover nearby.