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17 miles down Hole in the Rock Road, a 57 mile dirt track traversing Grand Staircase Escalante
southeast from the town of Escalante to the Hole in the Rock at Lake Powell, is the Devil’s Garden.
Devil’s Garden is a 10 acre area of petrified sand dunes and unusually shaped hoodoos, arches,
and monoliths which offer one of the most interesting sights in the Grand Staircase Escalante.

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Grand Staircase Landscape and the Straight Cliffs of the Kaiparowits Plateau
looking northeast from Devil’s Garden off Hole in the Rock Road near Escalante.

Hole in the Rock Road is an occasionally maintained dirt track that penetrates the
Grand Staircase Escalante for 57 miles to the southeast from the town of Escalante.
One of few roads which enters the wilds of the Grand Staircase Escalante, it leads to
the Hole in the Rock, a narrow and very steep rocky crevice in the rim of Glen Canyon
which the Mormon Pioneers used to lower their wagons down the 1200 foot cliff to the
Colorado River. 17 miles down this washboard road is the turnoff to Devil’s Garden.
9 miles further is Dry Fork Wash of Coyote Gulch and Peek-a-Boo Slot Canyon.

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Just off Hole in the Rock Road is a parking area and picnic bench. A short walk beyond
and you approach the Devil’s Garden Amphitheater hoodoos from behind. The hoodoos
are resistant Gunsight Butte Member Entrada Sandstone standing atop petrified dunes
formed from enormous sand seas (called ergs) of the early to middle Jurassic period.

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The Devil’s Garden Amphitheater hoodoos from behind...

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... and the same formation from within the Amphitheater.

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Detail of the Amphitheater hoodoos from the rear, showing the Entrada Sandstone layers.

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The hoodoos stand atop petrified sand dunes left behind by the sand seas of the Jurassic.

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Mechanical and chemical weathering caused by rain and wind and frost wedging caused by ice erode the sandstone into complex shapes called hoodoos.

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Some of these hoodoos form whimsical shapes, such as goblins, mushrooms, trolls, Jay Leno and Ronald Reagan... let your imagination run wild in Devil’s Garden.

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Entrada Sandstone hoodoos atop petrified dunes in the Devil’s Garden Amohitheater.

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At the end of the Amphitheater are two ‘goblin’ heads.

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The goblin on the left has well-defined nostrils.

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The rear of the ‘two-faced goblin’ and his dune pedestal.

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A low angle shot of the goblin on the left.

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Two of the Devil’s Heads or ‘goblins’ at the end of the Devil’s Garden Amphitheater.

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Goblin head on the left, the Straight Cliffs in the background.

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This angle shows the goblin and the petrified dunes.

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The Devil’s Heads or ‘goblins’ atop petrified sand dunes.

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The Devil’s Garden Amphitheater hoodoos.

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The Devil’s Heads or ‘goblins’ and Devil’s Garden Amphitheater hoodoos atop petrified dunes.

The images on this page were taken on two separate visits to Devil’s Garden.

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Metate Arch is the most well-known feature of Devil’s Garden.

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Metate Arch forms a window on the distant Straight Cliffs.

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Looking up at the delicate span of Metate Arch.

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Metate Arch stands at the end of the Mushroom formation.

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These images were taken at mid-morning in September.

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This shot of Metate Arch was taken near noon in August.

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Metate Arch and the Straight Cliffs beyond.

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Metate Arch in Devil’s Garden, with the Amphitheater Goblin Head on the far right.

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A view of Metate Arch, the Devil’s Heads or ‘goblins’, and the Amphitheater Hoodoos
from atop the Mushroom formation to the left of Metate Arch, taken around noon in August.

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The back side of Mano Arch, beyond the Devil’s Garden Mushrooms and Metate Arch.

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The front side of Mano Arch. Mano Arch is more of a natural bridge,
with a straight horizontal lintel atop angled vertical abutments. It stands
100 feet from Metate Arch and the Mushroom formation in Devil’s Garden.

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The Mushroom formation, taken from atop Metate Arch at noon in late August.

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The Mushroom formation and the Amphitheater Hoodoos from Devil’s Garden Dry Wash.

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Inedible Mushrooms from the Devil’s Garden Dry Wash.

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The Mushroom formation from the inside.

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The Devil’s Garden Mushrooms framing a Gnarled Juniper across the Dry Wash.

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A Gnarled Juniper across Devil’s Garden Dry Wash.

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Tree Skeletons on the bank of the Devil’s Garden Dry Wash.

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Tree Skeletons in the Devil’s Garden Dry Wash.

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Devil’s Garden Dry Wash, with the Straight Cliffs in the distance beyond.

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Another angle of the Devil’s Garden Dry Wash, with the Straight Cliffs in the distance.

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Devil’s Garden Dry Wash.

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Hoodoos and shelves in Devil’s Garden Dry Wash.

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Balanced Rock Hoodoo in Devil’s Garden Dry Wash.

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Petrified Sand Dunes form hoodoos, shelves and walls in Devil’s Garden Dry Wash.

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A dome and hoodoo formed from petrified sand dunes in Devil’s Garden Dry Wash.

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Petrified sand dunes in Devil’s Garden Dry Wash.

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Sandstone Swirls in the petrified sand dunes of Devil’s Garden Dry Wash.

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Devil’s Garden Amphitheater Hoodoos.

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Intricately shaped Amphitheater Hoodoos atop petrified sand dunes in Devil’s Garden.

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Amphitheater Hoodoos from atop the Metate Arch Mushroom formation.

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Devil’s Garden Amphitheater Hoodoos from behind the side of the Amphitheater.

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Devil’s Garden Hoodoo from atop the Mushroom formation.

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Detail of a Hoodoo atop a petrified sand dune pedestal.

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Devil’s Garden Hoodoos at the end of the Dry Wash.

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The Devil’s Garden Hoodoos can exhibit fanciful shapes...

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... such as Ronald Reagan (lower left) and Jay Leno.

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Hoodoos in the Devil’s Garden and the Straight Cliffs in the distance.

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Amphitheater Hoodoos in the Devil’s Garden and the Straight Cliffs in the distance.

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