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What are the Hoodoos?!?

On our road trip in USA in 2014, David and I got to see incredible natural wonders we did not know existed! The Hoodoos were one of the unknown things for us. So what are they…hoodoos? The hoodoos are rocks that are strangely shaped like mushrooms.

 

David needs a hug!

They are cute right?

These kind of hoodoos we saw are called the Toadstool Hoodoos and can easily be found on highway 89 between Kanab and Page just west of Big Water near Cottonwood Canyon Road. From the small car park starts the easy hike to the Toadstools. The hike is 2.5km/1.5 miles round trip. If only we were not lazy that day we would have walked the Wahweap Hoodos 15km/9miles trail round trip, to see other kind of Hoodoos!

The beautiful surrounding! 

One thing afterwards I really regret is not having visit this place on late afternoon around the sunset because it has to be even more magical with the warm colors! Imagine it!

So next time  (I promise your there will be a next time) we will visit this place by sunset and do the Wahweap trail!

Here is an illustration of how these rock formation got created. I just love mother nature!Picture here

Have you guys seen anything like this in your country? I just recently learn that we have some toadstool here in Switzerland aswell. We just haven’t been able to get there yet….

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28 Comments

  1. I would’ve never thought of ANYTHING like this. It’s simply amazing and breathtaking. Love your pictures by the way. Pretty amazing!!!

  2. Interesting phenomenon by the nature, never knew that rocks do exist in teh form of Mushrooms and their name is very unique.. Hoodoos. Definitely would be a great capture while the differemt colours are being spread while sunset. Great photos:)

  3. How cool and beautiful! I’ve never heard of HooDoos but now I want to go see them 🙂

  4. Whoa I had no idea this was in America. I totally thought you were in Cappadocia Turkey!! These formations are popular there.

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