Capitol Reef History

April 6, 2011

Categories: Capitol Reef National Parks Utah National Parks

Formations in Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park is largely defined by the Waterpocket Fold, a 100-mile long classic monocline uplifted 7,000 feet on the west side. The rugged Waterpocket Fold prevented a barrier to widespread exploration until the mid-1800s, but was home to a Native American population dating back to around 700 A.D. As hunter/gatherers and farmers, the Fremont People occupied the flood plains and fertile land around the region’s perennial lakes and streams. This adaptive

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Bryce Canyon History

April 6, 2011

Categories: Bryce Canyon History Main Utah Utah National Parks

Hoodoos stand tall against the sky at Bryce Canyon National Park.

Most famous for the colorful hoodoos which rise from deep within its craggy amphitheaters, Bryce Canyon National Park also boasts a colorful past, rich in Native American lore and pioneer history. Dating back more than 10,000 years, the anthropologic history of Bryce Canyon National Park is as alluring as its distinct landscape.

Little is known about the earliest inhabitants, although archaeologists believe Paleo-Indians hunted about 10,000-15,000 years ago in

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Due West – In Concert

March 30, 2011

Categories: Entertainment Panguitch Utah

The band Due West will play in just over a week in Paguitch, Utah

The band Due West will perform in Panguitch, Utah on Friday, April 8, 2011.  Their recent hit “I get that all the time”, has been widely popular on radio and on music video and their recently release album has already received three stars by Country Weekly magazine.  The band had some difficulty signing a contract with a major record label so they released their own

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Devil’s Garden in Grand Staircase-Escalante

March 25, 2011

Categories: Escalante Utah Grand Staircase Hiking National Monuments Scenic Byway 12 Scenic Drives - Roads

With a name like Devil’s Garden, you would expect to see some strange things and that’s exactly what you will find. Devil’s Garden is a small series of formations that seem to pop up out of the desert floor for no apparent reason. This attraction is found just 10 miles down the Hole In The Rock road within the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.

There are so many different shapes that you can’t really characterize the Devil’s Garden in one or two

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Boulder Utah – All Points of the Compass

March 16, 2011

Categories: Boulder Mountains Boulder Utah Burr Trail Capitol Reef Dixie National Forest Grand Staircase Lake Powell Scenic Byway 12 Scenic Drives - Roads State Parks

Upper Calf Creek Falls – Near Boulder Utah

Located at the junction of Scenic Byway 12 and the Burr Trail, Boulder is conveniently situated for exploring scenic Bryce Canyon country. Boulder sits at the base of Boulder Mountain, surrounded by Dixie National Forest to the north and west, and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument to the south.

The Burr Trail about 10 miles east of Boulder Utah

A drive along Scenic Byway 12 leads to attractions

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Cedar Breaks National Monument

March 10, 2011

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Cedar Breaks National Monument on Scenic Byway 143

Several communities in Bryce Canyon Country offer close access to Cedar Breaks National Monument. From the town of Panguitch this attraction is just a 45-minute drive along Scenic Byway 143. This route will take you past Panguitch Lake, through forests of pine and ponderosa pines and past expansive fields of lava.

Cedar Breaks National Monument is a smaller version of Bryce Canyon, and

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Cannonville, Utah – Gateway to Grand Staircase

March 3, 2011

Categories: Bryce Canyon Cannonville Grand Staircase Kodachrome Basin National Parks State Parks Utah

Utah’s Kodachrome Basin State Park near Bryce Canyon National Park

Just a few miles southeast of Tropic on Scenic Byway 12, Cannonville sits amid breathtaking scenery.
Together with Tropic and Henrieville, Cannonville is part of the scenic Bryce Valley. The three ranching
communities lie along Scenic Byway 12, Utah’s first all-American Road. Cannonville borders Grand
Staircase Escalante National Monument and Dixie national Forest, and offers convenient access to the
intriguing hoodoos of Bryce Canyon National Park and Kodachrome Basin State Park’s colorful sandstone
formations.

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Kodachrome Basin State Park

February 23, 2011

Categories: Cannonville Grand Staircase Hiking Kodachrome Basin Mountain Biking Photography State Parks

Kodachrome Basin State Park – Utah

This is a lesser know, even secret, place to experience the scenic wonders of this region.  Kodachrome Basin State Park is an ideal place to relax, hike, mountain bike, enjoy a picnic, camp, horseback ride, shoot photographs or even paint a picture.   Kodachrome Basin was named by the National Geographic Society, and this state park contains many unique spires and chimneys that take on an ethereal glow at sunrise and sunset.

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Hole In The Rock Road – Better Mainenance

February 19, 2011

Categories: Escalante Utah Grand Staircase National Monuments Scenic Byway 12 Scenic Drives - Roads

This is the parking area at the end of Hole In the Rock Road, and the trail head to walk down the historic route of the Hole In The Rock expedition.

Garfield County, Utah has recently reached an agreement with neighboring Kane County to provide maintenance for the entire length of the famous Hole In The Rock road.  The road is accessed just north of Escalante, Utah and runs a southeast course from Scenic Byway 12, on a parallel

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