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Little Egypt - Utha's Scenic Hoodoos

The hoodoos of Little Egypt in Utah

Little Egypt is a smaller and less crowded version of Goblin Valley State Park, but free and always open. The best light is in the morning lighting the goblins and the formations directly to the west with warm glowing light.

Its goblins and hoodoos, apparently made people think of Egypt hence its name. There is also a good selection of wildflowers in the spring time to contrast with the rocks.
Little Egypt has a better background than Goblin Valley for photography
The background at Little Egypt is much more photogenic than Goblin Valley’s and some of Little Egypt’s hoodoos have an interesting distinctly white layer running through them.
Getting there
  • From Hanksville head south on UT-95 for 20 miles. 
  • Turn right off UT-95 at ( 38.097175, -110.621594 ) heading west, you will immediately pass the Bull Creek Pass ATV staging parking area on your right, and soon the road with curved sharply to the south. 
  • After roughly 1 1/2 miles, a spur track appears on the right, leading to a large car park overlooking the site at the foot of the cliff. Look for the signed “Little Egypt Geologic Area”.
  • A dirt lot at ( 38.080290, -110.627693 )
  • A second parking area further south is at ( 38.073597, -110.630340 )
Photo notes
  • Side lighting helps define the shapes and bring out the colors
  • The mountains to the west will block the sunset light, but the sunrise will fully illuminate everything.
The goblins run north to south with the most photogenic ones with white bands running through them are in an area just south of the north parking area.

One of the single hoodoos

Wall of Hoodoos
North on highway 95 a few minutes sitting out in a fieldAn abandoned RV just north of Little Egypt

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