Say Hello to a Hoodoo

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Say Hello to a Hoodoo

Say Hello to a Hoodoo

Those tall, skinny spires standing watch over an arid plateau region? Those are called hoodoos. Utah's Bryce Canyon National Park has given birth to a large population of the rock formations, some of which match your height and others that climb as high as a 10-story building. Winds and rains in the region continuously carve the canyon rock. The same process also destroys them. But don't worry, you have plenty of time to get there; the rate of erosion is estimated at two to four feet every 100 years.

Head down to the canyon floor on the 2.9-mile Navajo Loop and Queen's Garden Trail for an up-close view of the hoodoos. The path includes about 600 feet of descending and a similar return ascent.

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