Grand Staircase Escalante - Wahweap Hoodoos

If you didn't bring a 4WD the trail begins near the town of Big Water. It's a 4 mile hike through a dry wash. Bring a headlamp , flashlight or full moon if you want to be at the hoodoos for sunrise. The first direct light will illuminate the hoodoos about 30 minutes after sunrise.

Please be very careful with these fragile formations; I want to take some more pictures on my next visits ;-)


Furry sandstone

Golden light on "White ghosts"

Blue ghost

Some people call these formations the "White ghosts" due to their spooky appearance.
Once the sun is up the white rock will reflect the blue sky. Hence the blue color in the shadows.
Even ghosts get the blues.


© 2006    Christian Voigt.