|Wire Pass Teepee Formations|
Wire Pass Tee Pees Utah Rock Staircase Pass Wave Trail in 360 DegreesWe stumbled upon this delightful area by accident. Our destination was White Pocket, but we were momentarily scared away and told it was too dangerous. We decided to try Wire Pass, but with my hubby trying to mend a broken heal bone, we decided to not attempt the 8 foot drop. Click here to see the Wire Pass Hike for as far as we got.
|Cool Rock that looks like Dobby from Harry Potter I found on the Wire Pass Hike.|
As we were just wandering around on the way back, we took a side path and shockingly the most gorgeous Tee Pee structures were just hidden just barely off the main trail. The park ranger told us that it is often called just the pass by the rangers here. I think it is also labeled Utah Rock Staircase Pass Wave Trail, for as we continued on we found the path into the Wave very close by. This section does not require a permit to wander around, but I will show you the area that past this point requires a permit later on.
360 Trail around the first set of Tee Pee structures.
Life is More Interesting and Beautiful with Others Close ByI noticed that these cool Tee Pee like structures always came in clusters. We found 3 sets of them here, and it was never a single Tee Pee, but a cluster of them. There are more of these Tee Pee like structures all around this area and every picture I have seen they are always a cute little cluster of these interesting formations, and the cluster of them always made it more beautiful and more interesting. We can learn great things from these Tee Pees. We are better when we link ourselves with others. When we put ourselves out there to make friends and be close to others we also make our lives more beautiful and more interesting.
|Pretty hills in the backdrop of beautiful Cactus surrounded by snow.|
360 Ariel Shot Around the Tee Pees
INFORMATION ABOUT THIS HIKEWe took House Rock Valley Road road that turns right off US-89. US-89 turns, and House Rock Valley Road goes straight. The road says impassible when wet. We braved going even though there was water, and we had to cross a river. You need a 4 wheel drive vehicle for driving into this area, at least when there is any water. We parked at the Wire Pass Parking Lot. I always download my Google maps when I am going in back roads, and then I have an external GPS unit to help me so we don;t have any issues getting lost.
I found it interesting to see all these green mounds of moss on the snow covered ground. I even found one that was shaped in a perfect letter C.
|Cool Green Moss growing in the Winter on this Dark Red Rocks - Cool Contrast|
|Tee Pees or Beehive shaped structures between the Wire Pass and Wave Trail head.|
360 Trail around the Tee Pee like Structures just off from the Wire Pass Trail
Info from Visit Utah on Wire Pass
Visit Utah's link to this area and BuckSkin Gulch
|Beautiful White Flower Seed on Wire Pass Trail|
|This was the second set of Tee Pees we found between Wire Pass and the Wave Trail in and area referred to as just the Pass.|
|Pretty Tee Pee with a Cluster of Tee Pees in the Background.|
A 360 Trail at another set of Tee Pees
WAVE BORDER - IF YOU STAY IN FRONT OF YOU DON'T NEED A PERMIT.
Footprints Leading to the Wave Trail Ahead - Wishing we had a Permit!
Around these Tee Pees off in the Distance is a Cliff Wall that is Gorgeous. I kept trying to capture its beauty in the pictures, but it just didn't do it justice. You can see it in both the above and below pictures. You cal also notice a set of what looks like another Cluster of Tee Pees on the bottom right of the image above.
If you are liking this area, and you have a 4x4 vehicle, then pairing these Tee Pees with White Pocket and Wire Pass is a perfect combination.
just down the road from the Tee Pees
White pocket is a shocking area that is so unique that it is Jaw Dropping. I have never seen formations like I found here. Many say that it is just as interesting as the Wave, and you don't have to battle for the permit.
NORTH WHITE POCKET
Also check out the Stacked Cars in Catstair Canyon Paria on your journey here. They are worth the stop.
Also the Wah Weap Hoo Doos are not a far drive from the Wire Pass area.
Also an amazing hike, but an all day one.
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