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Hamburger Rocks

The seldom-visited Hamburger Rocks are the very last small remnants of the red silty Kayenta sandstone layer eroded away, with the surrounding white Navajo sandstone layer exposed underneath. The result of the staggered erosion is the signature “hamburger rocks”, which…
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Brimhall Bridges

The Brimhall Bridges are a unique double bridge formation on the Waterpocket Fold in Capitol Reef. The hike begins at Hall’s Creek Overlook, drops 1,200 feet into Hall’s Canyon, then leads into Brimhall Canyon, a tributary canyon of Hall’s Canyon….
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Angel’s Landing

  Angel’s Landing is arguably the best known hike in Zion National Park, a park full of legendary hikes. Although short in terms of distance, the elevation gain is substantial, as is the exposure to heights along “Walter’s Wiggles”, a…
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The Three Patriarchs

  The Three Patriarchs are names of these large Navajo sandstone cliffs within Zion Canyon. Isaac, Abraham and Jacob were the towering figures of the Old Testament of the Christian Bible, while these cliffs are three towering cliffs that rise…
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Coyote Gulch

Coyote Gulch is one of the most popular hiking destinations in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, given the multitude of options for access and the abundance of geological features along its course. While many of the hikes start in the…
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Steven’s Arch

  Stevens Arch is one of the largest arches in the entire world. Unofficially ranked at #4 in the world and #3 in the US, as well as #9 (world) and #6 (US) unofficially when including natural bridges. Having seen…
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Clay Canyon

Clay Canyon is the 1,000 foot deep creation of Bullfrog Creek draining the western flanks of the Henry Mountains towards the south, into Glen Canyon and eventually into Lake Powell, through thick stratum of vivid orange and red clays.

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The Little Rockies

The Henry Mountains were the last mountain range to be explored and mapped in the lower 48 United States. These volcanic laccoliths rise nearly a mile above the immediate surrounding area which includes Capitol Reef National Park, Canyonlands National Park,…
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Island In The Sky

  Island In The Sky is the name of the northeastern district of Canyonlands National Park. Given its proximity to Moab, Utah, this is the part of Canyonlands that most tourists see. Island in The Sky has a little bit…
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Upheaval Dome

  The origins of Upheaval Dome in the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park were unknown for a long time. It was theorized that the dome was either the result of a large salt plug forced up…
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