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Wahwheap Hoodoos

  The Wahwheap Hoodoos are located in the extreme southern portion of Escalante-Grand Staircase, somewhat near the town of Big Water, Utah. These hoodoos are formed by the erosion of the soft clay underlayer and the mass of the higher,…
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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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Badlands

  Badlands are a type of dry terrain where softer sedimentary rocks and clay-rich soils have been extensively eroded by wind and water. They are characterized by steep slopes, minimal vegetation, loose, brittle soils and high drainage density. Canyons, ravines,…
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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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The Henrys

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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The Maze

The Maze District of Canyonlands National Park is literally in the middle of the least inhabited area of the lower 48 United States. Situated on the western side of the mighty Colorado and Green River canyons, the Maze is exactly…
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Delicate Arch

The particular arch shown here is Delicate Arch, an iconic symbol of the Western U.S. This world-famous arch is reached by a popular 1.5 mile (one-way) trail. Don’t expect much solitude here, the natural wonder is simply too beautiful and…
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