Hoodoos are tall skinny spires of rock with variable thicknesses and are often described as having a "totem pole-shaped body." They are formed by erosion caused by the weathering process of "frost wedging" caused by freezing as well as monsoon rains. Hoodoos usually have fantastic shapes.
There are hoodoos in the Tucson area along the Catalina highway. They can be found near milepost 15 at “Hoodoo Vista Point.”
The National Park Service explains Hoodoos and their formation at Bryce Canyon National Park Hoodoos, opens a new window.
Who knew we had hoodoos near Tucson?, opens a new window. Arizona Daily Star, October 29, 2017, Doug Kreutz
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