Hiking Trails – Toadstool Hoodoos Trail

Trail Name: Toadstool Hoodoos Trail
Location: near Kanab, Utah
Distance: 1.8 mile (out & back)
Elevation Gain: 100 ft
Point of Interest: Sandstone Hoodoos (Mushroom rock formations)
Alert: Flashfloods are quite common and keep an eye out on the instant weather change
Permit: Not required
Wheelchair Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes but got to be on leash
Rating: Easy

Nature is beautiful! This post is about our hike to this iconic location where a natural phenomenon that occurred 30 million years ago. The Toadstool Hoodoos are located in the southern end of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument near Kanab, Utah.

The 1.8 mile hike takes you to a group of thin spires holding the huge mushroom shaped rocks on their crown which were formed about 30 million years ago. These unique formations are created due to Dakota Sandstone boulders perching on top of Entrada Sandstone pedestals, and as the softer Entrada Sandstone erodes, the Dakota Sandstone forms a cap, like a mushroom, on top.

Happy Hiking & Exploring!