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Stud Horse - Arizona
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.
Small but very interesting site, very photogenic in late afternoon. It contains hoodoos. These "mushrooms" have white foot and brown hat. You'll need a car with high clearance to comme here.
Tip : for e better light, it's best to be there in late afternoon.
There is no hiking to do since parking is, at best, near the site entrance and at worst 0.6 mile (see access below). You just walk between the hoodoos, however respecting these fragile formations. From Stud Horse, we can see in the distance, Lake Powell.
Access : from the Glen Canyon Dam, take US89 northward for 5.5 miles. Take left a road / track for 0.8 mile. Turn left again for 1.5 miles. You reach a fork. Take left. Continue straight for 0.7 mile and take the right track for 0.75 mile. So far, the track does not present difficulties for a conventional SUV. But from here 2 options are available depending on your vehicle and your skills in driving a 4WD. Indeed, the track becomes very sandy and the risk of being blocked in sand is real. The first option is to park here and finish on foot. Access to Stud Horse is only 0.6 mile away. The second option 2 is to take the track that descends to the right. You then arrive at a fence. Open the gate, close it and you drive uphill on that sandy portion of a few tens of meters, to the parking. We adopted Option 1 after trying the second and realized that our car would not pass!
The accommodations, although abundant in Page, are however insufficient and very expensive. It becomes very difficult to find accommodation in Page. We strongly advise you to book in advance. Otherwise, you may not find accommodation or pay very expensive. We have tested :
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