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Devil's Slide

Interstate 84, Morgan, Utah 84050 USA

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“Interesting rock formation”

Why take your kids to an ordinary playground slide at the park, when you can go to the slide named after the Devil himself? Unfortunately for sliders, Devils Slide is not a real slide, but an unusual geologic feature found in northern Utah. Devils Slide is a classic example of how different rock layers, depending on their composition, are affected by weathering and erosion. The sides of the slide are hard, weather-resistant limestone layers about 40 feet high, 25 feet apart, and several hundred feet in length. In between these two hard layers is a shaly limestone that is slightly different in composition from the outer limestone layers. This middle layer is softer, which makes it more susceptible to weathering and erosion, thus forming the chute of the slide. Looking like a large playground slide fit only for the Devil, this site is a tilted remnant of sediments deposited in a sea that occupied Utah’s distant geologic past. Approximately 170 to 180 million years ago, a shallow sea originating from the north spread south and east over areas of what are now Montana, Wyoming, and Utah. This sea extended as far east as the present-day Colorado River and south into northern Arizona.

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Reviewed by
johnna.hinnrichs

  • 4 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
June 07, 2014

Nature is amazing. Great little stop if traveling through Morgan, Ut. Watch out for snakes durning warmer weather months. Had a snake cross my path, as I was walking the trail!

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Reviewed by
mcquillin

  • 1 Review
  • 2 Helpful
June 29, 2014

Really cool site, and a very convenient stop if traveling on I-84 in either direction - there's a pull off right on the highway.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Tess & Meljay C.

  • 8 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
June 07, 2020
Rated 4.0

Pleased to realize that this was RIGHT off the highway, since we had planned to stop but were in more of a rush by the time we got nearby. Fun to look at even just driving by on I-84, you get a great view from the road.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
amandab482

  • 22 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
August 23, 2017
Rated 5.0

If you're heading west there is a little pull off on the side of the highway. Worth the minute long stop! Nature is an odd and amazing thing!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
melissagille

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
October 18, 2021

Private road. Was closed on 10/18/21. Couldn’t access the site.

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nomadYaYa

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  • 0 Helpful
October 10, 2021
Rated 1.0

10/2021 there’s a gate to keep cars out. Ugh!

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Reviewed by
EricWheeler

  • 6 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
May 21, 2020
Rated 3.0

Worth a quick stop if coming East. Otherwise just slow down to see it from the car.

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BeccaPeachey

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
October 12, 2018
Rated 5.0

Quick stop and worth it.

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Reviewed by
jenniferschelly

  • 8 Reviews
  • 9 Helpful
September 04, 2018

Beautiful rock formation. Can be seen from the highway easily.

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Devil's Slide

Interstate 84
Morgan, Utah
84050 USA

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  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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