Bryce Canyon Forest

The Grand Staircase – Upper Steps

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In our prior post about the Grand Staircase we addressed the steps in the staircase that begin with the Grand Canyon and then move north toward the Vermillion and White Cliffs.  In this post we talk about the northern upper steps of these geologic layers. 

These gray formations are found below the Aquarius Plateau and are called “The Blues”.

The Gray CliffsTraveling between Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National park only takes about an hour of driving but unveils

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Paunsaugunt Plateau

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Extending from the Sevier Plateau in the north to the Pink Cliffs in the south, and bordered by the Sunset Cliffs to the west and Bryce Canyon to the east, the Paunsaugunt Plateau offers some of the most breathtaking views in southern Utah.  The plateau features an elevation range of 7,000 to 9,300 feet.  It lies almost completely within the Dixie National Forest, landscaped by ancient bristlecone pine forests, alpine meadows, lakes and streams. The 25-mile by 10-mile area is

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