It’s All About the Hoodoos

Real Estate Agent with GreatWest Realty DRE# 00827565

No journey of the amazing sites and adventures along Utah's Highway 12 would be complete without visiting Bryce Canyon National Park, with its array of naturally carved spires and Hoodoos.   

What is a Hoodoo, you ask?  There are several definitions provided for the term according to Merriam - Webster.  But a Native American Indian definition related to the Bryce Canyon formations is the stone formations are Hoodoos - and are dead men standing.  

While walking along trails, and photographing the Hoodoos from various perspectives, I enjoy the hauntingly beautiful flute music of Nakai's "Inner Voices" which provides delightful accompaniment.  And, if eyes are closed, it’s easy imagining the stone Hoodoos stepping down from their base stands, while swaying to the music provided! However, once eyes are opened, they all return to stone again. It’s a return to reality and time to move on to the next point of interest.

Along Highway 12, what other national and state parks provide in massive rock monoliths, Bryce Canyon is found to be more delicately carved.   But at Bryce - It's all about the Hoodoos!

I take pictures for the purpose of remembering fond times.  I do not impose copyright restrictions on these photos, so you may feel free to use, or distribute as you wish.  However, should you need a Real Estate Professional in the Greater Sacramento area, I hope that you will contact me by email or by visiting my website - Thank You!


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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow, thank you for these great pictures, I need to make this drive someday when I retire.


May 16, 2019 07:49 AM #11
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Bryce and Zion are high on my list of places I REALLY want to visit, just haven't made it yet.  Bill

May 16, 2019 01:47 PM #12
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Myrl others have said, I also did not know what Hoodoos were, so now I know.

May 16, 2019 03:34 PM #13
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Myrl- I too did not know about Hoodoos!! Your photographs are breathtaking!!!

May 16, 2019 07:34 PM #14
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

Been there and loved it Myrl Jeffcoat. Thank you for sharing your experience  

May 16, 2019 08:56 PM #15
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Friday morning, Myrl. 

Have a great day and an outstanding weekend.

May 17, 2019 06:49 AM #16
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224


                            Thank you, Myrl. 

May 18, 2019 06:59 PM #17
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Myrl. OMG, what a fabulous share this is. I wish I was with you.

May 19, 2019 06:10 AM #18
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Truely a magical, mystical place. Can you feel the timeless energy? You make me want to go back - soon! 


May 19, 2019 12:13 PM #19
Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Mryl, I love it. I had never heard that term before, but it makes perfectly good sense when you relate it to the canyon. 

May 19, 2019 02:04 PM #20
Marney Kirk
Cummings & Co. Realtors - Towson, MD
Towson, Maryland Real Estate

Wow, Myrl, those are GORGEOUS. And now I know about Hoodoos! Thanks for the beautiful views and education! :)

May 19, 2019 02:24 PM #21
John Henry
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

Hoodoo you love? Why, folks who post dazzling photos and teach us something! Thanks, Myrl!

May 19, 2019 02:41 PM #22
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Wow that's some incredible scenery in Utah... on my bucket list!  Geat pictures.

May 19, 2019 07:55 PM #23
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Myrl Jeffcoat,

I'm so glad that Kathy Streib featured your post in her "Ah-Ha" moments for the week! The photos are stunning and I've never heard the the term I learned something today!

May 20, 2019 05:31 AM #24
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I've never heard the term Hoodoo before. I learned something new today! Gorgeous photos!!!!

May 20, 2019 09:29 AM #25
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Myrl, what a beauty you are surrounded by! Beautiful photos!

May 20, 2019 09:11 PM #26
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

That's interesting. We have no hoodoos around here, yet we have HooDoo Valley and HooDoo Mountain.

May 21, 2019 09:00 AM #27
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Myrl,
Bryce is definitely one of the most fascinating and beautiful places I have ever visited. I was there as a teenager and was so amazed it was one of the places I made sure my husband and I went together. I have pictures somewhere. Thanks for sharing your photos and bringing back those memories.

May 22, 2019 05:20 AM #28
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Myrl:

Thank you, thank you for sharing these amazing photos. I've never heard of Hoodoos but I sure would like to see them in person some day. But til then I will enjoy your beautiful photography!


May 22, 2019 12:12 PM #29
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Myrl Jeffcoat - OMG if I were there I don't think I'd want to blink or go to sleep. So much surreal beauty and I'll bet that listening to the Native American Flute music could transcend you into another world. 

WOW!!! I want to go there and wish I could leave NOW!!!

May 22, 2019 05:56 PM #30
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