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Do not attempt to drive to Fantasy Canyon if in a 2-wheel drive vehicle and it has recently rained. The mud can be deep and impassable. Further, the BLM office advises folks of the presence of pygmy rattlesnakes (although it's hard to believe many critters live in the area to support a rattler population) and that it's buggy in the summertime.
Fantasy Canyon was formed by the erosion of clay and mud, leaving behind bizarre sandstone formations that look like melted wax.
While there is a suggested loop hike, any trail was difficult to follow perhaps because recent rains had washed it out. So, in lieu of sticking to a trail, we wandered about, took pictures, and gave goofy names to the various pillars, arches, and projections. Please note that the sandstone is, in fact, quite fragile, brittle and crumbly. So please take care not to touch it or lean on it.
All in all, Fantasy Canyon is interesting, but don't expect the wonders of Goblin Valley State Park or Bisti De Na Zin.
None. Bring all that you'll need. There is zero shade.
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