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Little Finland - Nevada
What to do if you have little time : The journey to get there can be long, so you need time to visit Stud Horse. So if you have little time you won't go.
Little Finland is one of those fantastic places, very remote, uncrowded, but extremely fragile. The rock formations are like stacks of plates, ready to break at the slightest shock. Many people who have gone there prefer to silence the exact place of this marvel to avoid excessive attendance that could irremediably degrades this site. This is not our case for a very simple reason: access can be so complicated that it forms a natural filter for most tourists. We went there twice in September 2013 and once in 2017. The first time we saw only one car and the two other times, none. This means that, in any case, Little Finland is not visited very much.
What about the rock formations? We have already said, but we must repeat, they are extremely fragile. Their forms sometimes evoke an elephant, sometimes a dragon, a unicorn, a mask, a horse ... imagination is limitless. As the hours go by and the sun goes down, the colors turn to the most beautiful orange. The last hour of the day is certainly the best time for photographers. As for the morning, Little Finland is in the shade but the colors are softer. The site is not very large. It extends about 0,6 mile long and 400 feet wide. Anyway, you can spend hours looking for strange shapes.
Access : this is the least enjoyable part of the visit. First, a 4WD is mandatory. From I15, take exit 112 and follow signs for Riverside, Mesquite. Continue on the 170 for 3,4 miles and turn right at the New Gold Butte Road, just after crossing the Virgin River. Drive on the New Gold Butte Road for 25 miles to GPS point 36.475385, -114.164188 (+ 36 ° 28 '31.39 ", -114 ° 9' 51.08"). From there, you have 2 options:
It is possible to continue by car farther than this enclosure but the track becomes even more difficult and more sandy. We tried in September 2017 and remained stuck in the sand.
Once parked at the enclosure, head north on foot after passing the cattle yard.
You must then walk about 0,3 mile to reach the first rock formations. On this short trip you will crosqs a fence with barbed wire.
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