The Toadstools in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument are easily accessible with a trailhead right on Route 89. It’s a quick 1.5 mile hike to check out the hoodoos and balanced rocks. They form when a layer of softer rock is topped by a layer of harder rock. The softer rock erodes more quickly than the harder rock, so you end up with a larger rock on top, which then protects the lower column from the elements. Because the hike was short, we didn’t leave ourselves much time for it. I could have easily spent another hour or two exploring the formations.