Utah - Nature and Scientific Wonders

Utah - Nature and Scientific Wonders


Arches National Park
Arches National Park contains the world's largest concentration of natural stone arches. This National Park is a red, arid desert, punctuated with oddly eroded sandstone forms such as fins, pinnacles, spires, balanced rocks, and arches. The 73,000-acre region has over 2,000 of these "miracles of nature."

Bryce Canyon
Bryce Canyon is filled with incredible red rock formations. From brilliant red sandstone hoodoos and mazes to open amphitheaters and lush green forests, Bryce Canyon National Park inspires awe and appreciation for one of Mother Nature's greatest miracles. The wonder of Bryce can be experienced by horseback ride, guided tour or a solitary hike.

In Canyonlands National Park, you can view thousands of feet down to the Green and Colorado Rivers, or thousands of feet up to red rock pinnacles, cliffs and spires. Whichever direction you look, you're sure to notice the incredible beauty of Utah's Canyonlands National Park. As Utah's largest national park, Canyonlands has been naturally sliced into three distinctive districts: The Island in the Sky, The Needles, and The Maze.

Capitol Reef
Capitol Reef National Park offers marvelous scenery, hiking trails, historic sites including a deserted pioneer town, and unique geology and plant life. You can also find amazing rock art from the ancient Fremont Indian culture.

Castle Country
Native American petroglyphs and Indian writing at Nine Mile Canyon are only a part of the many attractions in the Price area. Price sits at the top of the San Rafael Swell, which is home to vast deserts, yawning canyons and fascinating rock formations. Goblin Valley State Park and the Cleveland Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry are nearby destinations popular for nature enthusiasts, off-road riders and rock hounding.

Central Utah
The Central Utah region is a goldmine of Utah heritage and outdoor recreation. Visitors here will find historic Bed & Breakfast inns located in picturesque small communities. US Highway 89, dubbed the Heritage Highway, and the popular Paiute and Arapeen off-highway trail systems are located here.

Sportsmen will find a variety of streams, lakes and reservoirs, along with state parks and public lands for family recreation.

Davis County
Davis County, located just north of Salt Lake City, is a great alternative close to but outside of the busy city.

This area offers some of northern Utah's most popular attractions, including the Great Salt Lake, Lagoon Amusement Park, Cherry Hill Campground and Waterpark, and direct access to Antelope Island State Park.

Grand Staircase/Escalante
Grand Staircase/Escalante National Monument includes land with a wide variety of topographical features. This multi-hued landscape can be divided into three regions: The Canyons of Escalante, The Grand Staircase and the Kaiparowits Plateau. Recreational opportunities abound within the vast area included in the monument.

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