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Hoodoos


Hoodoos are tall thin spires of rock that protrude from the bottom of aid basins and badlands. They are composed of soft sedimentary rock, and are topped by a piece of harder, less easily-eroded stone that protects the column from the elements. Hoodoos are most commonly found in the High Plateaus region of the Colorado Plateau . While hoodoos are scattered throughout this area, nowhere in the world are they as abundant as in the northern section of Bryce Canyon National Park. Hoodoos range in size from that of an average human to heights exceeding a 10-story building. Formed in sedimentary rock, hoodoo shapes are affected by the erosional patterns of alternating hard and softer rock layers. Minerals deposited within different rock types cause hoodoos to have different colors throughout their height. [Wikipedia]

BRYCE CANYON HOODOOS



Sunrise glow : Queen's Garden,
Bryce Canyon





Bryce Canyon - Sunrise from Bryce Point




Bryce Canyon - hoodoo detail


WHITE HOODOOS of WHAWEAP WASH



RIMROCK HOODOOS



DEVIL'S GARDEN



UPPER WHITE ROCKS



VERMILLION CLIFFS NATIONAL MONUMENT

last updated 04/06/2009 - new hoodoos from Rimrocks and White Rocks

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