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Toadstool Hoodoos

This is not where the flintstones live , but it sure looks like it.

The Toadstool Hoodoos is a group of highly eroded sandstone formations found in Southern Utah just off Highway 89. This area close to the BLM ranger station is also known as Paria because is close to a river name like that. Hoodoos are tall thin spires of rock that are composed of soft sedimentary rock, and are topped by a piece of harder, less eroded stone that protects the base. The best time to photograph these Hoodoos is before noon and right before the sunset, so that the harsh light of the west does not wash the spectacular colors of the hoodoos away.

Around the Paria area there are many other weird formations, but this place is the most accessible and there is no charge or fee to visit. There’s a parking lot right next to the Highway and the hike is only about 20 minutes. This is a really nice place to visit because you feel like you are in another planet, or maybe in the Flintstones world. If you are planning to visit this area I highly recommend stopping by it. Don’t forget your favorite cam , the hoodoos are very photogenic.

written by day3hugger

3 comments

  1. ilovemydiana

    ilovemydiana

    this area is so amazing #3 looks like a lizard. i would name it lizard king rock.

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  2. stouf

    stouf

    This location rocks ! Ahaha a bit too easy... ; )

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  3. day3hugger

    day3hugger

    ups!! i sent it twice because i had sent it like two months ago and it never got published , now it got published twice ohh well

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  • The Toadstool Hoodoos

    The perfect short hike to photograph some curious rock formations. Felt like in a different planet.