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Thor's Hammer

Address: Sunset Trail near Queen's Garden, Bryce Canyon National Park, UT
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Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Owner description: A rock formation that looks like a sledgehammer.
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Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Owner description: A rock formation that looks like a sledgehammer.
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Salem, Oregon
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398 reviews 398 reviews
137 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This may be the biggest hammer looking rock, but there are so many other similar hoodoos that you keep seeing more of them everywhere.

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Singapore, Singapore
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I mean - you HAVE to stop and see it, and it's WORTH it to do so, but there are SOOO many hoodoos, and vistas, and hikes ... that are even BETTER! Don't get me wrong, for viewing from the road, and not requiring you to leave the path, it's excellent, and everyone will know where you took that photo.... More 

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LORAIN
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91 reviews 91 reviews
47 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The view of Thor's Hammer via the Navajo trail is truly amazing. You are so close to this gravity defying rock formation although I had to hug the back wall of the trail a little as height made me slightly squeamish. The entire Navajo Loop is worth the hike as one beautiful red rock vista opens after another.

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San Carlos, California
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173 reviews 173 reviews
99 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

There's no place like Bryce Canyon! The red and orange sandstone sculptures are natural works of art. Thor's Hammer along the Navajo Trail is one of the iconic rock formations that Bryce is known for, but it's not the best example by a long shot. There is SO much more at Bryce and I highly recommend you get a pair... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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97 reviews 97 reviews
32 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

One of the most photographed spots in Bryce. You have to hike about half a mile to reach it, but worth the trip. I recommend doing the entire Navajo Loop as Wall Street is equally spectacular.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
36 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Very neat Formation, worth stopping to look at. Easy trail. There were a lot of people on the trail when we went. Bring water.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Cool formation - like so many in Bryce. Loved this amazing place and be sure to hike the trails - the exceptional views are worth the inclines.

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Henderson, Nevada
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92 reviews 92 reviews
37 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

One of the most popular formations along the Navajo Trial. It a big hoodoo along the northern fork of the trail. You'll have to hike a third of the way down the trail for it to be most noticeable.

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Kanab, Utah
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77 reviews 77 reviews
41 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Ok, so honestly, it's a rock formation, but what I want to advise you not to miss is the amazing vista that this formation sits right in the middle of!

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Atlanta
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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

In my opinion Bryce Canyon in Utah is one of the most amazing places in US and on the Earth with unreal/ un-Earthy breath taken experience. No words can describe it, you need to experience it. We hiked Queens Gardens, Navajo Loop, Picaboo Loop, and rim. Thor's Hammer is one of the many most impressive formations and the part of... More 

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