Welcome to Utah – the land of immense beauty and strange liquor laws.
We spent a week touring the National Parks in 2015 – they are all amazing, as well as the other scenery in the state.
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Salt Lake City – The capital and largest city in Utah, Salt Lake City is the center of the commercial aspect of the state.
The State Capitol is your typical building. It was completed in 1916, 20 years after Utah became a state. (photos from Wikupedia)
The State Bird is a California Gull! They are credited with saving the crops in 1848 by eating the crickets that were eating the crops. (photos from statesymbols.org)
State Cooking Pot – Dutch Oven
Golden Spike – The point where the Transcontinental Railroad was completed in 1869.
Hovenweep – A well maintained early Puebloan village in far southeastern Utah.
1953 – Arches 1958 – Bryce 1963 Zion – Virgin River 1967 – Canyonlands – Angel Arch 1972 – Zion 1974 – Canyonlands Angel Arch 1979 – Bryce – Aqua Canyon 1995 – Bryce 2011 – Canyonlands
Zion National Park
Bryce National Park
Capital Reef National Park
Arches National Park
Canyonlands National Park
Natural Bridges National Monument (one step down from a National Park)
1964 – Big Cottonwood Canyon 1965 – Lake Powell Rainbow Bridge 1970 Calf Creek Lower Falls 1971 – Monument Valley 1977 Manti-La Sal Forest 1986 – Eagle Canyon 2000 – Unidentified 2007 – Dirt Devil River Slot Canyon
Escalante & Devil’s Garden
Mexican Hat in Far Southeastern Utah. The great dirt road is Moki Dugway, dropping 1100′ in 3 miles of a dirt road. It was fantastic!