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Utah’s Arches and Canyonlands National Parks; side trip to Grand Canyon North Rim

A couple tales in the other-worldly view of Canyonlands, with the Green and Colorado Rivers in distance.

Author and spouse Susan pose in front of Landscape Arch, spanning well over 300 feet with its delicate arch. Arches Park visitors trek fo Sand Dune Arch on short, flat trail through slot canyon. Our Horsethief Campground, maintained by the BLM just outside Canyonlands, was scene of several evocative sunsets.  John Wesley Powell pioneered the [...]

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Utah’s Capitol Reef, Canyonlands and Arches National Parks are wondrous destinations!

We were nearing the end of a three week tour to see seven western national parks (Great Basin in Nevada, Utah’s five, Arizona’s Grand Canyon), and had already enjoyed Nevada’s Great Basin and Utah’s Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks. After a pleasant week’s respite in a Park City timeshare with old friends, we resumed [...]

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