Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park

The first view of Bryce Canyon is dramatic. Thousands of delicately carved spires rise in brilliant color from the amphitheaters of stone. Millions of years of wind, water, and geologic mayhem have shaped and etched the pink cliffs at Bryce, which isn’t actually...
Lake Powell

Lake Powell

Lake Powell is the second largest man-made lake in the United States and sees nearly three million visitors annually. Glen Canyon Nation Recreation Area, established by Congress in 1972, is the home of Lake Powell. The lake is 186 miles long and has more than 1,960...
Coral Pink Sand Dunes

Coral Pink Sand Dunes

Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park encompasses 3,730 acres of southwestern Utah where a dazzling, coral-colored dunes are surrounded by red sandstone cliffs, blue skies and juniper/pinyon forests. The park was established in 1963. At an elevation of 6,000 feet, and 12...
Lee’s Ferry

Lee’s Ferry

History of Lee’s Ferry In 1871 Mormon settler John D. Lee was directed by the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to establish a ferry on the Colorado River. The location had earlier been scouted by the Mormon explorer Jacob Hamblin. With financing...
Pipe Spring National Monument

Pipe Spring National Monument

History of Pipe Spring Pipe Spring National Monument is rich with American Indian, early explorer and Mormon pioneer history. The water of Pipe Spring has made it possible for plants, animals, and people to live in this dry, desert region. In the 1860s Mormon pioneers...
Marble Canyon

Marble Canyon

The Colorado River starts its journey through Grand Canyon by slicing into the earth downstream of Lee’s Ferry, at the northeastern tip of the park. While the walls gradually rise, the river cuts downward, forming the narrow, steep-walled Marble Canyon. About 80...

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