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Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos

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Address: US Hwy 89, Big Water, UT 84741
Phone Number: 435-644-5923
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Description: The Paria Rimrocks are an amazing collection of hoodoos, badlands, and...
The Paria Rimrocks are an amazing collection of hoodoos, badlands, and other interesting rock formations found in the area located between the Cockscomb Fault and the southern section of Cottonwood Canyon Road just north of US 89.
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Short, easy hike to very cool rock formations

The cliffs and alcoves around the "toadstools" are beautiful and interesting too. It's a good hike for kids who can climb all over the rock formations. The off- trail exploring... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Mendota Heights, Minnesota
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This makes a great little "pull over and walk a bit" attraction. The walk into the rock formations is easy, and wandering around the area simple. The area was not crowded like other canyon areas and made for some fun photos. All in all, I would say that if you need to get out and stretch your legs this a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The cliffs and alcoves around the "toadstools" are beautiful and interesting too. It's a good hike for kids who can climb all over the rock formations. The off- trail exploring in the nearby washes is also fun and rewarding. We saw many wildflowers in April.

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Scottsdale, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The walk to the toadstools is challenging in parts, but well worth the effort. Amazing large formations.

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Victoria, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Easy access, short hike, interesting formations if you haven't seen a lot of this kind of thing. We were in Utah previously at other places where the formations were similar so it didn't stand out in that sense - although this was very easy to get to. Kids could do this hike no problem

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We thought this was kind of our hidden treasure... guess the world has found out about this place. It is one of the most unique places we have been to. The hoodoos or toadstools are geologic miracles - sandstone pillars capped with a hard sandstone concretion. Just take a look at the pictures - they are awesome, but seeing these... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

From a well marked parking lot just off the highway this is an easy short hike to great scenery. The trail is well marked, although you really can't get lost. Stay on the trail to prevent damage to fragile vegetation please.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Located adjacent to Highway 89, the parking area is easy to access and the trailhead is plainly marked. This is a fairly easy hike into the Toadstool Hoodoos and is both beautiful and remarkable in their structure. Some of the hike is in soft sand along a creek bottom, but the real fun begins when you do some exploring. Be... More 

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Upland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is a great spot to explore and photograph....hoodoos, beautifully eroded soil, and striking red and white color contrasts. If you walk to the left when reaching the hoodoo area, you will come to a hill with lots of boulders...kind of a small barrier. Continue over/through this and there are more hoodoos and a great view down into a valley... More 

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New York City, New York
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

This place deserves more attention. I drove by it twice without ever noticing it. There's a tiny sign that says it's there, but at 70 mphs, it looks like a brown stain on the space-time continuum. I learned about it from someone that told me. It's about a 20 minute hike from to parking lot to the hoodoos, an excellent... More 

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Elizabeth, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I wanted a place that I could take my dog to and the blm suggested this hike. It is an easy hike and takes you to some otherworldly rock formations.

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