Wahweap Creek Hoodoos

Wahweap Creek Hoodoos

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The amazing hoodoos of Wahweap Creek

Wahweap Creek is a major tributary of Lake Powell in Southern Utah. Approximately 5 miles north of the small town of Big Water, Utah there are three coves along the western side of Wahweap Creek containing some of the most precarious and delicate hoodoos in the world. They are remnants of white Entrada sandstone capped sometimes with darker brownish red Dakota sandstone. Getting to the hoodoos requires fording Wahweap Creek at least a few times and hiking through the wide, sandy wash bottom of Wahweap Creek encountering lots of mud and some quicksand. I guess the remoteness of this place keeps most visitors away, preserving these geologic wonders.

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EricChu - Mar 25, 2010 5:11 pm - Voted 10/10

An absolutely amazing place!

And great photos of it, too!

Ed F

Ed F - Mar 25, 2010 8:04 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: An absolutely amazing place!

Thanks - It was one of the most amazing things I've ever seen.

Travis Atwood

Travis Atwood - Mar 25, 2010 10:17 pm - Hasn't voted


That is a crazy place! I'll have to plan a trip down there to check it out. Thanks for sharing your pics.

Ed F

Ed F - Mar 29, 2010 7:47 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Crazy

You should definitely check this place out. It's one of the most amazing things I've ever seen.

Ed F

Ed F - Apr 1, 2010 11:03 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow...

No, nothing to actually worry about. The hike in is annoying with higher springtime water levels, but on the other hand, it would be hotter than hot past April, so I guess it's a toss up. I went thigh-deep on two occasions into the quicksand and got super dirty, but I never felt like I was going into it cartoon-style. Since I know you like to take photos, make sure that you get there at mid-morning for the best light. Next time I go there I'm going to camp at the base of the hoodoos. I intended to get there at about 9am, but the water crossings, quicksand, and mud added about 3 hours.

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