Paria Bluff is located in Northern Arizona near Page and close to the border with Utah. The hoodoos are tall, narrow columns of rock that protrude from the bottom of an arid drainage basin. They are usually formed by erosion of their sandstone structure, which is a relatively soft rock. They’re topped by a harder, less easily eroded stone that protects each column from the elements. They’re found mostly in desert areas and range in height from a few feet to hundreds of feet. Hoodoo shapes are created by the erosional patterns of alternating hard and soft rock layers. Minerals within the rock cause the hoodoos to have different colored layers throughout their height. And “hoodoos” is such a great name for them as it is as unique as their appearance.
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