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“Wonderful discovery!”

Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos
Ranked #2 of 16 things to do in Big Water
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Owner description: 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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“Wonderful discovery!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

Found this trail on the drive from Zion to Page. It is a very friendly and easy to navigate hike. The views are pretty impressive and the terrain is unique.

Visited July 2014
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Buckeye, Arizona
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“Interesting to see”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014

There is a small parking lot near mile marker 20 on 89 that marks the start of the trail. The hike there can be a little hard to follow, but if you follow the wash, you'll find it no problem. There is one spot where you have to walk up a hill, but you'll be able to see the path. The toadstool formations are very interesting to see. We didn't get to stay there as long as I wanted to because we were trying to make it to Horseshoe bend before sunset. Definitely fun to go and see these formations.

Visited June 2014
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

Family of four. Two girls 13 and 10. Loved lower antelope, but this was disappointing. Poorly marked trail. Got lost a couple of times, which was disconcerting with younger kids. Rocks were cool, but not what we expected.

Visited June 2014
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Utah
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129 reviews
65 attraction reviews
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“Amazing Formations”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014

I love taking people to The Toadstools - not just because of the great hoodoos in the area, but because the more time you spend wandering as far as you can get in every direction, the more beautiful little places you discover. I think a lot of people just hike straight back to the main hoodoos and then turn around, but there is so much more to see in this area. There are so many little alcoves around this place, full of beautiful surprises. Take the time to really explore the area - you will not regret it!

Visited January 2014
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Happy Jack, Arizona
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“Visit the Hoodoos!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

There are several locations along the Wahweap Creek north and slightly west of Big Water Utah (its actually a wash most of the year). This is where you can find these strange and amazing gypsum formations. The coordinates where my attached pictures are taken from are 37.162 N, 111.710 W. Start at Hwy 89 at the Cottonwood Canyon Road (37.105N, 111.847W). Warning: There are a number of trails in this area, and they are not well marked. A good map, GPS, etc is recommended - but basically you just want to continue East until you hit the wash. Also, stock SUV's can generally navigate the trail, but all bets are off if the washes are running. You will follow the trail for approximately 12 miles until you get to 37.178N, 111.714W where the trail ends at the edge of the wash. Take plenty of water, and start hiking South. It is approximately 1-1/4 miles to the hoodoos. As several other posters have commented, the hike is quite easy.

Visited November 2012
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