Thor's Hammer

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  • Address: Sunset Trail near Queen's Garden Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah 84764 USA, United States
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +1-8004446689
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Geological Formation, Park, Nature

Thor's Hammer is a spectacular example of hoodoos that have formed with natural erosion and processes. It is also sometimes referred to as a tent rock or fairy chimney. These kind of hoodoos is formed mainly because of erosion processes and may be found in bad land areas when relatively hard rock overlays softer and more erodible rock basically like sandstone. Here the sandstone that is found is from the Claron Formation. The harder and the more resistant cap rock protects the softer underlying layers from frost, wind, rain, freezing and thawing so that the rate of erosion is slower than what it is supposed to be otherwise.

Thor's Hammer Travel Tips

  • Do not take the hike if you are physically unfit.
  • Carry water with you.
  • Carry wind-cheaters just in case it starts to rain.
  • Keep your cameras handy.

Entrance Ticket Details For Thor's Hammer

  • Only prices to the Bryce Canyon National Park apply.

Thor's Hammer Hours

  • Only hours to the Bryce Canyon National Park apply. For additional hours like for the trail and overnight visit, please contact the visitor centre.

How to Reach Thor's Hammer

  • Take the shuttle service to Bryce Canyon National Park.

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  • Thor's Hammer Address: Sunset Trail near Queen's Garden Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah 84764 USA, United States
  • Thor's Hammer Contact Number: +1-8004446689
  • Thor's Hammer Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Thor's Hammer(preferred time): 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Thor's Hammer: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 60.45% of people who visit Bryce Canyon National Park include Thor's Hammer in their plan

  • 61.7% of people start their Thor's Hammer visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Thor's Hammer

Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

92.11% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Thor's Hammer

People normally club together Sunrise Point and Inspiration Point while planning their visit to Thor's Hammer.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Thor's Hammer Reviews & Ratings

  • The area can be the start or the end of the hiking. It has a wonderful view around here. I recommend the Navajo trail by this area but it will be mildly strenuous.

  • Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah is one of the most scenic places on Earth. There are so many unique rock formations and colors that you must put this on your bucket list. The hoodoo shapes are truly unique and there are many trails and overlooks to stop at. Make sure to bring your camera and spend a couple of days here. This particular stop is known as Thors Hammer and you can see by the photograph how fitting it is.

  • Absolutely scenic beauty is this place. Wonderful mountains. Rocks of different shapes and sizes, some are really weird. Nice place for hangout or may be for weekend family picnics. Definitely one of the finest places.

  • Not as cool as I thought it’d be, given the name and hype

  • Le plus médiatisé A droite de sunset point il est visible depuis le belvédère. Mais il y a tellement de forme diverses de rochers dans ce parcs certains sont aussi caractéristiques. Enfin celui ci est l'emblème.

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