I love taking big hikes out to see waterfalls, overlooks or scenic views. But here in Kentucky, we don’t get to enjoy rock formations like those you find when you travel out west. Michelle from A Local Wander has been inspiring me to visit the state of Utah. Take a look at this place called Devils Kitchen. Doesn’t this make you want to go exploring?
Devils Kitchen – Utah
Walk a few minutes down the smooth asphalt trail, though, and prepare for your mouth to gape wide open! Buried in the middle of this section of the Wasatch mountain range are red-rock spires you’d only expect to see in southern Utah. With a fenced outlook at the end of the trail it’s easy to stand still and take in the bewildering 360-degree view. And the view truly is bewildering!
Read more of Michelle’s Review of Devils Kitchen here.
Length: 1/2 mile out and back
The Devils Kitchen is a scenic red rock “break” off the Nebo Scenic Loop. It offers pillars and other interesting rock formations. It somewhat resembles a miniature Bryce Canyon.
The trail is short, well-maintained and easy to hike. It runs through a beautiful forest to a observation platform on the edge of the red rock area.
The Devils Kitchen is an amazing site, with red rock and red dirt on top of a mountain in the middle of a beautiful forest. The entire Nebo Loop is a very scenic mountain drive, particular during the fall when colors are changing. If you are driving the Loop, the Devils Kitchen is a must-see attraction, well worth the few minutes required to hike to the overlook.
Interested in more Utah Vacation Ideas? Take a look at Michelle’s site: A Local Wander!
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