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'Tricolor Rock'
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Three completely distinct rock types and colors are intermixed in the landscape

Fishlake National Forest
'Fryingpan Fog, '
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Near Fryingpan Campground between Fish Lake Johnson Valley Reservoir. Fishlake National Forest, UT

Bryce Canyon National Park
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Bryce Canyon National Park
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Canyonlands National Park
'Monitor and Merrimac'
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Looking north from the road into Canyonlands National Park towards two Buttes on the entrance way.

Kodachrome Basin State Park
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Arches National Park
'Night In Arches NP'
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Long exposure.

Kodachrome Basin State Park
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Utah's Southern Region Parks


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Arches National Park
Arches National Park preserves over two thousand natural sandstone arches, including the world-famous Delicate Arch, in addition to a variety of unique geological resources and formations. In some areas, faulting has exposed millions of years of geologic history.The extraordinary features of the park, ........more >
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Bryce Canyon National Park
At Bryce Canyon National Park, erosion has shaped colorful Claron limestones, sandstones, and mudstones into thousands of spires, fins, pinnacles, and mazes. Collectively called hoodoos, these colorful and whimsical formations stand in horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters along the eastern edge of the Paunsaugunt ........more >
Canyonlands National Park
Canyonlands National Park preserves a colorful landscape of sedimentary sandstones eroded into countless canyons, mesas and buttes by the Colorado River and its tributaries. Located in southeast Utah, the park sits in the heart of a vast basin bordered by sheer cliffs of Wingate Sandstone. The Colorado ........more >
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Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Reserve
Rippling arcs of rust-colored sand welcome you as you enter Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. Contrasted by blue skies, juniper and pinion pines, and steep red cliffs, the park is a wonderful place for camping, photography, off-highway vehicle riding, and playing in the sand. As the only major sand ........more >
Dead Horse Point State Park
Dead Horse Point is perhaps Utahs most spectacular state park. Towering 2,000 feet directly above the Colorado River, Dead Horse Point provides a breathtaking panorama of Canyonlands sculptured pinnacles and buttes. Dead Horse Point is on State Route 313, 18 miles off Highway 191 near Moab. The visitor ........more >
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Dixie National Forest
Three National Parks and two National Monuments are adjacent to the Forest. The scenic beauty for which these areas were set aside prevails over much of the Forest. Red sandstone formations of Red Canyon rival those of Bryce Canyon National Park. Hellaposs Backbone Bridge and the view into Death Hollow ........more >
Edge of the Cedars State Park
Edge of The Cedars State Park is the site of a pre-Colombian Pueblo Indian ruin and a modern museum, which is the regional archaeological repository for southeast Utah. Remains of the Ancestral Pueblo Indian Village with its unique architectural structures is a testament to the Indian civilization that ........more >
Escalante Petrified Forest State Park
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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
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Goosenecks State Park
Visitors experience profound solitude at Goosenecks State Park as they look down 1,000 feet into an entrenched meander created by the silt-laden San Juan River. It weaves back and forth, flowing more than five miles while progressing only one linear mile toward the Colorado River and Lake Powell. Experience ........more >
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Gunlock State Park
In scenic red rock country, 15 miles northwest of sunny St. George lies the 240-acre Gunlock Reservoir where year-round boating, water sports and quality fishing for bass and catfish attract visitors. Facilities include boat launching ramp and pit privies.........more >
Iron Mission State Park
The Iron Mission museum tells the story of development in Iron County when, in the 1850s, Brigham Young sent Mormon missionaries there to mine iron. Museum displays include horse-drawn vehicles used from 1850 to 1920 and a collection of pioneer artifacts.ltPgtThe museum is in Cedar City. A picnic area ........more >
Kodachrome Basin State Park
Kodachrome Basin is a spectacle of massive sandstone chimneys, ever-changing from gray and white to shades of red with the dayaposs mood. Numerous rocks and coves offer solitude, quiet and unique desert beauty. Nearby attractions include Bryce Canyon National Park, Grosvenor Arch, Paria Canyon, movie ........more >
Manti-La Sal National Forest - La Sal Division
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Minersville State Park
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Monument Valley State Park
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Quail Creek State Park
Quail Creek State Park provides excellent year-round camping, picnicking, boating, and trout and bass fishing in sunny southwest Utah. The park is three miles east of the Interstate 15 Hurricane exit on State Route 9. Facilities include 23 campsites, most of which will accomodate 2 small tents or 1 ........more >
Skyline National Recreation Trail
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Snow Canyon State Park
Red Navajo sandstone, capped by an overlay of black lava rock, makes photography, hiking, biking and camping in Snow Canyon a double treat. Early spring and fall use of the park is especially appealing due to southern Utahaposs moderate winter climate. Two recent volcanic cones are found near the head ........more >
Zion National Park
Zion is an ancient Hebrew word meaning a place of refuge or sanctuary. Protected within the park's 229 square miles is a dramatic landscape of sculptured canyons and soaring cliffs. Zion is located at the junction of the Colorado Plateau, Great Basin and Mojave Desert provinces. This unique geography ........more >
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