Paul Bunyan's Woodpile
This interesting formation is in the Tintic Mining District south of the town of Eureka, Utah. Drive south from Eureka on U.S. 50 and turn left at the sign onto a gravel road. At one time, when the author visited, it was possible to drive right up to the formation. Since the author's visit, some mines have re-opened, closing the earlier route. The author understands from a report on TV that it is now a one mile hike from a marked trailhead. The formation consists of prismatic lava which flowed from a fissure in the side of a hill- similar to the "Devil's Postpile" in California, except the prisms are more horizontal than vertical. The site is administered by the BLM. See Arch in Paul Bunyan's Woodpile.
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