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Fantasy Canyon, Vernal

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Fantasy Canyon is a Bureau of Land Management-managed area located about 27 miles (43 km) south of Vernal, in Uintah County, Utah. Even though the area is only about 10 acres (40,000 m2) in size, it contains some of the most unusual geologic features in the world. The site was officially documented by early explorer and paleontologist Earl Douglass, who recorded the area by other names such as “The Devil’s Playground” and “Hades Pit.” He published photographs of this area in a 1909 publication called “The Columbian Magazine.”

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  • Worth the drive down. One of the most interesting geological areas I have seen. We enjoyed the dirt road driving in the middle of nowhere. Very quiet and peaceful.  more »
  • We did a little scouting trip for my Mandalorian costuming club. We've been looking for a place to do a photo shoot. This would be the place. It's a bit hard to find, but worth the drive.  more »
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  • Such an odd place in the middle of know where. Make sure to google maps the parking spot then follow the signs and you should be fine getting there. Definitely a dirt road with some bumps so don’t take the low ride Honda Civic out there. Awesome background story at the info board. Cool little adventure if you have the time and want to save some money.
  • Awesome place to bring the kids! The rock formations are incredibly interesting. Great way to kill some time on an afternoon.

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