What Is A Hoodoo?



noun: hoodoo
  1. voodoo; witchcraft.
    • a run of bad luck associated with a person or activity.
      plural noun: hoodoos
      “when is this hoodoo going to end?”
    • a person or thing that brings or causes bad luck.
  2. North American
    a column or pinnacle of weathered rock.
    “a towering sandstone hoodoo”


verb: hoodoo; 3rd person present: hoodoos; past tense: hoodooed; past participle: hoodooed; gerund or present participle: hoodooing

  1. bewitch.

    “she’s hoodooed you”

I’m going to go with the #2 noun definition. After all, that’s what I saw early Saturday morning at Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

The hoodoos are the predominate sandstone feature at Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah







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  1. Never heard of a hoodoo, but I have seen them. It feels like I am looking at a city, tall castles built of sand. Stunning pics 🙂


  2. Bryce Canyon is a very unique place. I have very fond memories of our visit to this magical place in 2009. The light in Bryce makes magic. We were there in October which allowed us to it with snow which was also very special. Nice pics. (Suzanne)


  3. I love Bryce Canyon and your wonderful photos! Morning light is awesome there-great captures! I only hope I can get back there and hike back up from the bottom.


  4. I love your hoodoo photos. The lighting is wonderful. I can’t get enough of Bryce Canyon!


  5. Thanks for sharing your photos and reminding me how much I love Bryce Canyon and the Hoodoos. Got to get back there.

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  6. Great Bryce Canyon images! We have lots of hoodoos (the second definition) throughout the southwest. Bryce may have the highest concentration of them though.

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  7. I just spent today at Bryce! I hope some of my images turned out nicely, as yours certainly did.

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