Photos of The Devi's Garden in Utah
Site-Map

Photos of The Devil's Garden in Utah

What's New


Places:

Arches

Bryce Canyon

Buckskin Gulch

Canyonlands

Coyote Buttes North

Coyote Gulch

Desert Rose

Escalante (Page 1)

Escalante (Page 2)

Ivins

Red Cliffs

Scout Cave Trail

Snow Canyon (Page 1)

Snow Canyon (Page 2)

Snow Canyon (Page 3)

St. George Sculptures

The Toadstools

The Wave

Tukupetsi Petroglyphs

White Pockets

Zion (Page 1)

Zion (Page 2)

Zion (Page 3)

Zion (Page 4)

The Devil's Garden is a site near Escalante, Utah that has a collection of very interesting rock formations. It's not to be confused with other areas of the same name, e.g. in Arches National Park. This Devil's Garden is located about 8 miles south on the Hole-In-The-Rock Road, which is just east of Escalante, Utah. Point to any image for an enlargement (using the arrow keys to center) or use the Slideshow at the bottom of the page to see these photos of The Devil's Garden. See all TheWorldinLight has to offer at Destinations and Topics.


Slideshow



Point to any image for an enlargement

Guestbook

Use the arrow keys to center enlargements

photo of a tall red sandstone rock


in the Devil's Garden
Devil's Garden #4995
The Hole-in-the-Rock Road is about 50 miles long, with many side-roads leading to interesting backcountry destinations. The road becomes increasingly difficult to traverse as one travels further south.

photo of a sandstone arch 


in the Devil's Garden
Devil's Garden #4996
The Devil's Garden is located only about 8 miles south along the Hole-in-the-Rock Road, and so is quite easy to reach and does not require a 4WD vehicle.

photo of a closer view of 


a rock arch in the Devil's Garden in Utah
Devil's Garden #4997
Hiking through the Devil's Garden is quite easy, although there is a lot of sand.

photo of a natural bridge 


located in the Devil's Garden in Utah
Devil's Garden #5003
Since the Devil's Garden is quite easy to reach, it's a popular spot for both locals and vacationers to bring their kids. It can be a bit busy on weekends and holidays.

photo of rock formations and 


boulders in the Devil's Garden of Utah
Devil's Garden #5004
The rock formations of the Devil's Garden are scattered over an area that is perhaps up to one mile wide by two miles long.

photo of sandstone pillars


in the Devil's Garden of Utah
Devil's Garden #5006
Many of the most interesting rock formations are located near the parking lot. However, it's possible to spend up to a half a day exploring the area.

photo of the Devil's Garden in Utah
Devil's Garden #5009
The elevation of Devil's Garden is roughly 5800 feet. It can be considered to be high desert landscape. In the summer it is very hot and dry. And in the winter it can be very cold. It is not unusual for the nearby town of Escalante to get snow in early April.

Devil's Garden photo
Devil's Garden #5010
Other destinations along the Hole-in-the-rock Road include trailheads for Coyote Gulch - a popular multi-day backpacking area, Batty Caves, Peek-a-boo slot canyon, Dance Hall Rock, and at the far southern end of the road - the namesake Hole In The Rock.

photo of a stone pillar Utah's 


Devil's Garden
Devil's Garden #5012
The Hole-in-the-rock Road is roughly the route the Mormons used when migrating into Utah in the 1800's. Their wagon train hit an apparent deadend when they reached the sheer cliffs above Glen Canyon. Rather than turning back, the Mormons blasted and chipped away at the cliffside and ultimately embedded logs into the cliff face to make a road on sheer cliff upon which they brought their wagons and families down into the canyon to proceed on their journey.

photo of the scenery in the 


Devil's Garden near Escalante, Utah
Devil's Garden #5013
The name "Hole-in-the-rock" came from a naturally occuring crevice in the cliff wall. It was this crevice that the Mormons used to make their road.

photo of a dead Pinyon Pine in 


the Devil's Garden in Utah
Devil's Garden #5018
Although the Mormon road no longer exists on the cliffside, the Hole-in-the-rock is still used as one trailhead into Coyote Gulch - a scenic canyon containing beautiful red sandstone walls, rock arches and a natural bridge, and a yearlong supply of fresh water from natural springs.

photo of rock formations in 


the Devil's Garden in Utah.
Devil's Garden #5021
Many of the side roads off the Hole-in-the-rock road have deep sand and large boulders and require high clearance 4WD vehicles to navigate.

photo of a rock formation in the 


Devil's Garden of Utah
Devil's Garden #3528


photo of a rock formation in the 


Devil's Garden of Utah
Devil's Garden #5022
The Devil's Garden is well worth a visit when in the Escalante, UT area.

photo of a rock formation in the 


Devil's Garden of Utah
Devil's Garden #3545


Photos of Desert Rose

Ivins, UT Photos



Home page of TheWorldinLight

The Photography of:
Robert D. Stephens
TheWorldinLight Photographic Gallery
TheWorldinLight-at-aol-dot-com








Previous Slide



Next Slide

Previous Slide

Next Slide

Free DHTML scripts provided by
Dynamic Drive

Top


Flowers Landscapes People Temples Abstracts Flight Wildlife

About my gallery

FAQ

Site Map

All photographs are the property of Robert Stephens and TheWorldinLight Photographic Gallery. Unauthorized reproduction or use is prohibited by US copyright law.
/**************************************************** * DOM Image rollover v3.0: By Chris Poole http://chrispoole.com * Script featured on http://www.dynamicdrive.com * Keep this notice intact to use it :-) ****************************************************/