|White Hoodoo of the Towers of Silence Cove|
|The Tower of Silence White Hoodoo|
|Driving to Big Water|
The Hoodoos Of The Towers Of Silence – Mother Nature’s Wonder Work In Southwest, USA - MessageToEagle.com
The hoodoos of the Towers of Silence are one of the most recognized geological formations of the American Southwest.
They can be found in lower reaches of Wahweap Creek of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah and northern Arizona, around the Lake Powell region.
|Trail Sign at Parking Area|
|The Fence without a Hiker Gate|
|Sun Rising on the Wahweap Creek Wash|
|It has been dry here!|
The word Wahweap means “bitter water” in Paiute, referring to alkaline seeps that can be found along the canyon. Early settlers used the name Sentinel Rock Creek, likely in reference to the hoodoos.
The Wahweap Hoodoos – usually described as three separate groupings (or ‘coves’) – the White Hoodoo, Hoodoo Central, and the Towers of Silence – are separated by just a few miles. (sic)
The first cove, also known as “Riverside Cove,” looms immediately above the floor of the wash. It contains some of the largest and most robust hoodoos.
|Riverside Cove of White Hoodoos|
|Skinny Hoodoo in Riverside Cove|
|Rita on Riverside Cove Trail|
So, Rita and I left Kanab very early in the morning ... 6am ... and drove east on US Hwy 89 to Big Water. Left into Big Water. Right on the Glen Canyon NRA Road. And, left onto the worn dirt road to the Fish Hatchery. This road leads down the hill along the wide Wahweap Creek wash. There is a small trailhead parking lot for cars that don't want to cross the wash just before the crossing. Then, we crossed the wash (with only inches of water running through) and parked at the last trailhead parking lot half a mile further marked with the Trailhead sign.
|Kay on Riverside Cove Trail|
|Leaving Riverside Cove|
|Welcoming Hoodoo in Hoodoo Central|
|Sentinels at Hoodoo Central|
|Gathering at Hoodoo Central|
|Towers of Silence Cove|
|Towers of Silence Hoodoos|
|Talking Hoodoo in Towers of Silence - Shhh!|
|Towers of Silence Cove|
9.2 miles; 450 feet elevation gain; 5 hours; average moving speed 1.7 mph
|Returning to the Fence without a Hiker Gate|
|Trail Signs lead down to the Wash|
|The Road Wash Crossing|
Toadstool Hoodoos (Part II of 11/11/19)
|The First and Largest of the Toadstool Hoodoos|
|A Few nearby Toadstools|
|The Wash Trail|
1.5 miles; 140 feet elevation gain; 45 minutes; average moving speed 1.7 mph
|A Choice of either the Wash or the Raised Trail|
|A Fat Toadstool|
|The Largest Toadstool Hoodoo|