Far out in Utah’s west desert, 25 miles from the Nevada border, is a solitary cluster of hills called The Honeycombs, also known as the Honeycomb Hills. Rising just a few hundred feet above the surrounding landscape, the humble Honeycombs are overshadowed by neighboring Great Basin mountain ranges.
The hills barely draw notice, until examined up close. Their rough and craggy rocks—mostly gray but also red, orange, lavender, and pink—are permeated with hollows ranging from pea-sized pits to alcoves large enough to shelter a horse and rider. The pattern of the hollows and the thin walls that separate them resemble the hexagonal cellular structures of beehives that give The Honeycombs their name.