8 Utah Rock Formations That Wow
Utah puts the ART in Earth. These incredible rock formations will leave you wondering, "How is this possible?"
The Red Canyon Overlook of the Flaming Gorge is breathtaking. Absolutely breathtaking. If you're into fishing, you'll want to head back down to the water as the Flaming Gorge is also home to record-breaking trout.
2. Thor's Hammer
Bryce Canyon National Park has an abundance of a rock formation called hoodoos. Hoodoos are tall skinny spires of rock that protrude from the ground. One of the more famous hoodoos is a totem-pole like formation called Thor's Hammer.
3. Angel Arch and Molar Rock
Canyonlands National Park is gorgeous in all its natural glory. To preserve the delicate formations, the park is not as easily accessible as some other national parks. If you're able to do some backpacking or take a bumpy 4x4 tour deep into the park, you'll see amazing formations such as the Angel Arch and Molar Rock.
4. Mesa Arch
This iconic arch perfectly frames the rugged and vast landscape beyond. You could easily snap a picture of the famous Mesa Arch. The hike is only 0.6 miles, round trip.
5. Delicate Arch
Arches National Park has the densest concentration of natural stone arches. There are more than 2,000 in the park, including Delicate Arch. Delicate Arch is often used as a symbol for Utah, but you can't appreciate its majestic wonder until you see it, study it, wonder at it.
6. Temples of the Sun and Moon
Within the Capitol Reef National Park you can drive through the Cathedral Valley (if weather permits) to view the striking Temples of the Sun and Moon. These monolithic wonders are mesmerizing.
7. The Narrows
One of the most popular hikes in Zion National Park, the Narrows route can be adjusted to fit any ability level. Casual hikers start from the bottom and go as far as they chose and return. Serious backpackers can start from the top and complete a 16-mile trek. Plan to spend about half of the hike in ankle-to-knee-deep water, but there are a few spots where it gets deeper.
8. Owachomo Bridge
Natural Bridges National Monument is composed of three natural bridges. The Owachomo Bridge is the smallest, most fragile, and most elegant of the three. All three bridges are remarkable examples of the power of erosion.