The Wine Glass is one of many landmarks that can be experienced along Hatch Point Road in the Canyon Rims Recreation Area. The Wine Glass is located just north of the Hatch Point Campground access point on Hatch Point Road. Hatch Point Road is a very long dirt road that is usually well maintained, so a higher than average ground clearance passenger car can do the trip. There is only one small roadside sign marking the Wine Glass, so be sure to keep the eyes peeled, because this landmark is not easy to see upon first glance!
The red sandstone Wine Glass landmark stands alone because of its unique shape. This landmark actually does look like a tall stem wine glass! Just like with many animated rock formations, the Wine Glass does look best from just a few viewing angles and one of the best vantage points can be found next to the dirt road. Hiking to the Wine Glass is easy to do, but this landmark does not look quite as dramatic when standing close by.
Hatch Point Road ends at the Kane Creek Anticline Overlook, which offers one of the most intriguing scenic views in the entire west. There are a few other interesting Canyonlands overlooks to check out along the way too. What this all adds up to is about 30 miles of bumpy dirt road driving, so taking a break to check out the roadside landmarks will help. Be sure to bring a good camera, because the Wine Glass is one of the most photogenic rock formations in the west!
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