Utah Attractions January 04, 2016
These 11 Strange Spots in Utah Will Make You Stop and Look…Twice
While many of Utah’s attractions are simply beautiful, some spots here are a little bit strange. Here are a few of the strangest.
1. Devil’s Garden
You’ll find Devil’s Garden in Arches National Park. The strange rock fins created by erosion are other-wordly.
2. Metaphor: The Tree of Utah
Metaphor: The Tree of Utah was created by Karl Komen in the 1980s. It’s definitely odd, but also pretty cool. See it along I-80 near the Bonneville Salt Flats.
3. Goblin Valley State Park
The hoodoos and rock pinnacles of Goblin Valley were carved from layers of sandstone by erosion. The park is located in the San Rafael desert, a few miles off SR-24.
4. Summum Pyramid
The Summum Pyramid is located at 707 Genesee Avenue in Salt Lake City. It was created in 1975 as a temple and sanctuary for the organization of Summum.
5. Church Rock
Church Rock sits all alone near Monticello. The 200-foot, dome-shaped rock is definitely an oddity.
6. Gilgal Sculpture Garden
Filled with sculptures created by mason Thomas Child, the Gilgal Sculpture Garden certainly is weird. The Sphinx feature Joseph Smith’s head is just one of many strange creations. Visit the garden to see the sculptures up close. 749 East 500 South, Salt Lake City.
7. Fantasy Canyon
Created by sediment from the Eocene Epoch-era Lake Uinta, Fantasy Canyon is at least 38 million years old. It's about 30 miles southeast of Vernal.
8. Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Utah
Salt Lake City has been home to this Masonic lodge since 1872. It’s located at 650 E. South Temple in Salt Lake City.
9. Copper Mine
Also known as Kennecott Copper Mine, it’s one of the largest open-pit mines in the world. Production began in 1906. Today, the mine is over .6 miles deep and spans 1,900 acres.
10. Sun Tunnels
Artist Nancy Holt’s Sun Tunnels might look like simple concrete storm drains, but they’re actually designed and placed to challenge your perception of space. During the solstices, they line up perfectly to frame the sun. Find them in Lucin.
11. Devil's Slide
Devil's Slide looks like it must be man-made, but it's really just a set of weird rock formations on the side of the mountain in Weber Canyon.
What other strange spots are in Utah?
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