Photograph The Rimrock Hoodoos

Utah Rimrock Hoodoos Trailhead

Added by Phill Monson

  • Solitude
  • Incredible geologic formations
  • Easy access, though not many know of this place

The Rimrock area of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument offers a playground to any level of landscape photographer. While off the beaten path, the short 3/4 mile hike off Highway 89 about 30 min past Kanab allows for a quick hike to a secluded and not often photographed area. Summer Monsoon storms offer the most unique opportunities, but any season works to visit this interesting geologic area. While the photos show the "main" hoodoos, the Rimrocks area has many hoodoo collections to explore and photograph. This is an easy place to fit in while on your way to Page to shoot the Antelope Slot Canyons or Lake Powell. Drive to the location on the map and hike on an unmarked trail heading north off Hwy 89. This will lead you the toadstools seen in the above photos.

Tip: Assuming you go in summer - it is HOT. There is no shade, and the sun can be relentless. Bring LOTS of water and good clothing. I have heard and seen rattlers out here, so be careful where you step.

Pack List

  • DSLR
  • Wide angle lens works best for this landscape
  • Remote cable release
  • Tripod
  • New pair of underpants as you'll probably piss yourself in excitement seeing this place
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4 months ago

Amazing Place

This place is a short hike - about a mile from the road and well worth the hike. Can get very hot in the summer so bring plenty of water. There are multiple sections with great views so spend time looking around.

4 months ago

8 months ago

serene place

You will experience solitude here for sure. The amazing rock formations are a must-see

8 months ago

10 months ago

There are so many amazing places in the area and this is one of the easiest to get to. The formations are fragile so please don't climb on them.

10 months ago

12 months ago

Fun place to explore and photograph!

12 months ago

Added by Phill Monson

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