Map of Little Egypt
Little Egypt is reached by driving just over a mile along a good quality, unpaved track forking west off Hwy 95, 20 miles south of Hanksville
and 5.7 miles north of the Hwy 276 junction. Just opposite is a lesser track, leading to the narrows of Poison Spring Canyon
. The main track is not signed to Little Egypt, instead to the Bull Ranches, several miles away in the foothills of the Henry Mountains
; it is also the northernmost section of the 68 mile Bull Creek Pass Backcountry Byway
, the south end of which is near the Trachyte Creek crossing of Hwy 276. The road descends to a clayish area near the foot of thin-layered cliffs, then turns south, reaching a sign for the Little Egypt parking area after 1.5 miles - on a little plateau just above a stony wash, with the cliffs and hoodoos stretching out ahead, to the west. This is near the north end of the formations, which extend about one mile south then southwest, and the far end may be accessed by an unsigned turn-off further along the track (2 miles), just before a wash crossing. Much of the limited traffic on the track is for the ranches rather than to Little Egypt.
The area is relatively quick to explore going to the narrowness of the eroded formations. In a few places the mesa edge is cut by short ravines but mostly the cliffs are straight and unbroken. The lower rocks are fairly homogenous in texture, all red apart from the white bands, while those above are a little more varied, generally less eroded but containing a few interesting formations including the biggest hoodoo in the area, this at the head of a little ravine 0.3 miles west of the main parking area though out-of-sight from it. The best area, with the isolated hoodoos, is between the two parking areas. Despite the generally dry, exposed surroundings, the place has a good selection of wildflowers
in spring, including a few species endemic to the Colorado Plateau. There are plenty of good, free primitive camping spots in the vicinity.