"Thors Hammer" is probably the most famous hoodoo in Bryce Canyon National Park. The top of the hoodoo appears to be the head of a hammer, thus the name. Hoodoos are tall, thin spires of rock that protrude from the bottom of an arid drainage basin. Hoodoos generally consist of relatively soft rock topped by harder, less easily eroded stone that protects each column from the elements. They generally form within sedimentary rock and volcanic rock formations. They are generally found in the desert in dry, hot areas Bryce Canyon National Park is an American national park located in southwestern Utah. Bryce is actually not a canyon, but a collection of giant natural amphitheaters along the eastern side of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. It is home to the largest collection of hoodoos in the world. Tens of thousands of these structures are to be found in the various amphitheaters in Bryce. Bryce Canyon was name a U.S. National Park in 1928. It covers 35,835 acres and ranges in elevation from 8000 to 9000 feet. In 2018, Bryce hosted 2,679,478 visitors. Because of its remote location it receives substantially fewer visitors than some of the other nearby parks. However, it is a unique place and one that is not to be overlooked by travelers to the southwestern U.S.A.
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