Double Hoodoo in De-Na-Zin Wilderness

August 17, 2023



Photographer: Stan Wagon

Summary Author: Stan Wagon

Featured above is a view of a “double hoodoo” in the De-Na-Zin Wilderness of New Mexico. Hoodoos result from centuries of erosion and weathering, when harder strata (the caprocks) protect softer, less resistant geologic layers from the effects of wind, rain, and ice. Here, the caprock at top as well as the "sandwiched" darker colored caprock is hardened sandstone. Note that the stem of this hoodoo (bottom-most layer) is from the San Juan Formation. Photo taken on April 18, 2023.


De-Na-Zin Wilderness, New Mexico Coordinates: 36.2921, -108.1298

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