Fantasy Canyon

(nr Bonanza UT)
The next point of interest was rumored to be closed because of vandalism. To be sure, and before driving all the way there, I called the BLM that verified it was still open to visitors.

Fantasy Canyon

Fantasy Canyon had surprising and eerie rock formations. They’re said to be the result of an ancient riverbed that deposited sediments which solidified, then over millions of years, were eroded by water and wind.

Eerie Rock Formation
Path into the Canyon
Strange Pile-up

There were a great variety of forms, from smooth and rounded, to spiny protrusions, and stacked slabs. Some of the fantastical rocks had names like ‘witches head’ and ‘prowling coyote’. What an amazing grouping!

What is It?
Smooth and Rounded Rocks
More Strange Formations

The natives had an equally fantastical legend about how the formations came to be.  All I know is, it was a feast for the eyes and imagination. I’m so glad I got to see them.

Another Rock Pile
Creepy Wall
Something Watching

I thought this was to be my last adventure in that area of eastern Utah. However, I learned of another place I wanted to see before moving on.

Camp: BLM-McCoy Flat boondock
Scene: Rock formations

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4 Responses to Fantasy Canyon

  1. OFM August 18, 2022 at 3:58 pm #

    WOW Those are really great formations to see. Thank you for the report.

    • Pleinguy August 18, 2022 at 4:03 pm #

      It truly was like a fantasy world. So-o-o amazing!

  2. Nan August 19, 2022 at 6:45 am #

    Those are amazing. Very other-worldly.

    • Pleinguy August 19, 2022 at 9:42 am #

      That they are. Glad you liked seeing them. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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