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Oct 8, 2019 09:44:04   #
jederick (a regular here)
 
On the way home from Rocky Mountain N.P., we did a quick side trip to Fantasy Canyon (FC). FC is located about 45 miles south of Vernal, Utah is approximately 10 acres in size and is administered by the BLM. This site is remote in the sense that it is in the middle of nowhere and amenities are a vault pit toilet and vague trails. There is good roadside signage directions to FC and only the last 5 miles are on dirt roads. Also, there is a BLM office in Vernal where a FC brochure and directions are available. I would only recommend going here in good weather as I can image a muddy mess otherwise.

See Wikipedia for more information and history on FC...The rocks are composed of quartzose sandstone and were deposited during the Eocene Epoch...we all remember those days, right!! These photos were taken late afternoon after a passing storm to the west. The stand-alone "whodo's" in the photo are 6-8 feet tall! My camera battery died right at sunset or I would have stayed longer.


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Oct 8, 2019 09:53:41   #
FL Streetrodder
 
Certainly offers a look into our planet's early history, one can only imagine what the landscape looked like in order to create these remnant features! Great set!

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Oct 8, 2019 09:55:51   #
jederick (a regular here)
 
FL Streetrodder wrote:
Certainly offers a look into our planet's early history, one can only imagine what the landscape looked like in order to create these remnant features! Great set!


Many thanks, FL...I also wonder what the creatures that roamed this area looked like...wouldn't want to meet them face-to-face!!

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Oct 8, 2019 10:01:19   #
Earnest Botello (a regular here)
 
WOW!!! Jederick, the most unusual rock formations I have ever seen, crazy, great shots.

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Oct 8, 2019 10:17:44   #
PixelStan77 (a regular here)
 
jederick wrote:
On the way home from Rocky Mountain N.P., we did a quick side trip to Fantasy Canyon (FC). FC is located about 45 miles south of Vernal, Utah is approximately 10 acres in size and is administered by the BLM. This site is remote in the sense that it is in the middle of nowhere and amenities are a vault pit toilet and vague trails. There is good roadside signage directions to FC and only the last 5 miles are on dirt roads. Also, there is a BLM office in Vernal where a FC brochure and directions are available. I would only recommend going here in good weather as I can image a muddy mess otherwise.

See Wikipedia for more information and history on FC...The rocks are composed of quartzose sandstone and were deposited during the Eocene Epoch...we all remember those days, right!! These photos were taken late afternoon after a passing storm to the west. The stand-alone "whodo's" in the photo are 6-8 feet tall! My camera battery died right at sunset or I would have stayed longer.
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Very interesting images of FC. Thanks for sharing. Your fish image on the left side looks like an elephants trunk?

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Oct 8, 2019 10:21:33   #
angler (a regular here)
 
Another excellent set Jederick.

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Oct 8, 2019 10:22:16   #
GreyOwl40 (a regular here)
 
Jim, Wow, a most interesting set of photos that depict a Utah so different from that which usually comes to mind! Buy more batteries, Jim!

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Oct 8, 2019 10:23:16   #
Katydid (a regular here)
 
Wow, fun tour! Thanks.

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Oct 8, 2019 10:39:29   #
jederick (a regular here)
 
Earnest Botello wrote:
WOW!!! Jederick, the most unusual rock formations I have ever seen, crazy, great shots.


Many thanks Earnest...I'm gonna have to go back again at some point. There was a lot to photograph but with darkness coming and a dead battery, I missed the opportunity to finish our visit.

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Oct 8, 2019 10:40:40   #
jederick (a regular here)
 
PixelStan77 wrote:
Very interesting images of FC. Thanks for sharing. Your fish image on the left side looks like an elephants trunk?


Thanks and your welcome Stan...I agree, it does look like an elephants trunk!!

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Oct 8, 2019 10:41:20   #
jederick (a regular here)
 
angler wrote:
Another excellent set Jederick.


Many thanks, Jim...glad you enjoyed our time at FC!!

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Oct 8, 2019 10:42:38   #
jederick (a regular here)
 
GreyOwl40 wrote:
Jim, Wow, a most interesting set of photos that depict a Utah so different from that which usually comes to mind! Buy more batteries, Jim!


Many thanks, John...you would almost think you were having a bad dream walking into this site!! Had more batteries...in the car

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Oct 8, 2019 10:45:02   #
jederick (a regular here)
 
Katydid wrote:
Wow, fun tour! Thanks.


Thank you Katydid. It was a fun time exploring this unusual location and you need more time than I had to really enjoy the sights. We got there late after too many previous photo stops that day.

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Oct 8, 2019 11:00:02   #
kpmac (a regular here)
 
What an interesting place. Nicely done, jederick.

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Oct 8, 2019 12:14:22   #
NMGal (a regular here)
 
That canyon is well named. Great captures.

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