Utah Favorites

  • March 2011
    March 2011
    by blueskyjohn
  • March 2011
    March 2011
    by blueskyjohn
  • March 2011
    March 2011
    by blueskyjohn

Utah Favorites

  • Mountain Views

    Salt Lake City Favorites

    Utah is one of the most beautiful places I have been... I am a sucker for a wintery mountain scene. Without the lure of a kickin' nightlife or other "big city" type of things, you get the chance to concentrate on the beauty of the nature surrounding you.

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  • Capitol

    Salt Lake City Favorites

    Excellent view of the city from the capitol!! It´s at the top of a hill. The building it´s nice and it´s possible to visit it. On workdays you can see the activity, politicians going around. Hours: 9 - 8 in summer 8 - 6 the rest of the year Season: Open year round Price: Free

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  • City & Co. Bdg

    Salt Lake City Favorites

    When we were driven back and forth from our course, we didn't get to see much of the city. I would walk up along the Convention Center to the Family History Center every day, and work until the building closed, but otherwise I didn't go anywhere. So one afternoon, one of the guys who lived in the area drove us around for a quick recon., and I took...

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  • Winter Olympics 2002

    Salt Lake City Favorites

    FREESTYLE SKIING - Fifth-place after his first jump, Aleš Valenta came back to win in the freestyle aerials. With a double full-double full-full that scored 129.98 points, Valenta defeated Joe Pack and Alexei Grichin for the gold, Aleš Valenta's first Olympic medal.

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  • Temple Square

    Salt Lake City Favorites

    The main Mormon´s headquater around the world. They prefer to be called as memebers of "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" instead of mormons. The architecture is great, the temple looks like a tale castle, isn´t it? Unfortunately you are not allow to enter inside, just mormons can enter.

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  • Tabernacle

    Salt Lake City Favorites

    You must see the Mormon Temple and Mormon Tabernacle. There are tons of trees and flowers and they're in a very nice setting within the city. To go inside the Tabernacle, you'll have to have a tour guide, which is a free thing, and they basically are all around the place looking for small groups that need a tour. So, there's no line.. just look for...

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  • Winter Sports

    Salt Lake City Favorites

    Deer Valley was the venue for the Women's Moguls event at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. This is a view from the slopes of the valley at the foot of the resort. Deer Valley is perhaps a bit over groomed, but most people visiting Deer Valley seem to like the steep groomed runs. It also has a few black diamond runs that are not groomed,...

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  • Genealogy

    Salt Lake City Favorites

    The LDS believe that only persons baptized in their faith will be saved. Since they want all their ancestors to be saved, one of the things that they concentrate on is finding the people from whom they are descended so that they can be baptized in retrospect. Each person in their faith has certain things that they have to do - they have to serve...

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  • Salt Lake

    Salt Lake City Favorites

    you must go to ANTELOPE ISLAND... a part of eden ! It's wonderful... first the bridge to go there sometimes with the wind some 'ecume' cross the road. The effect is great to see. The lake is very 'salt' funny to have a bath but after your skin will be white cover of salt :o) There are wonderful sightseeings ! I must admit... there is a big...

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  • RV travel

    Travelling by RV is fairly common and it should not restrict access to the most popular spots. There are some off the beaten track activities that you may not have access to because of clearance, but still there is so much you can see with just the RV. If you plan on camping with the RV in national park campsites you should reserve as soon as...

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  • Moab, A Town With You In Mind

    MoabMoab is a Utah town that is near Arches National Park and Canyon Lands National Park. This makes it a good place for stocking up on supplies, or having a night out. The town itself is geared to give tourists a good time, with a variety of local tours available, such as river trips (including whitewater rafting), mountain biking, 4X4 wheeler...

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  • ARCHES NATIONAL PARK

    Friday October 2, 2009I was unbelievably excited to see Arches National Park. I had seen and heard so many good things about it. We spent the most part of the day there, arriving 9:30 a.m. and leaving around 4:30 p.m. In hindsight, I would have planned to stay another day, as there was so much we missed, as many of the wonderful arches are only...

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  • MONUMENT VALLEY NAVAJO TRIBAL PARK

    Thursday, October 1, 2009Located on the southern border of Utah, MONUMENT VALLEY NAVAJO TRIBAL PARK is a region of the Colorado Plateau, characterized by a cluster of vast and iconic sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1,000 feet above the valley floor. The Valley lies within the Navajo Nation Reservation and is accessible from U.S. Highway...

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  • WILSON ARCH

    A beautiful, natural sandstone arch, WILSON ARCH is located adjacent to US Highway #191, 24 miles southeast of Moab. It has a span of 91 feet and height of 46 feet, making it quite impressive. It is visible from the road and there is parking opposite the Arch, so you can safely stop and take some pictures. The sign at the pulloff near the arch...

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  • CHURCH ROCK

    Located in southern Utah on Highway 191 between Blanding and Moab and near the entrance to the Needles district of Canyonlands National Park. CHURCH ROCK is a solitary column of sandstone and even from miles away, you can see the outline of a Church. In my photos, La Sal Mountains can be seen in the background.

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  • A BIT ABOUT UTAH

    With five National Parks, UTAH is America's National Parks capital: Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands and Capital Reef. In addition, there is Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park which straddles the Utah/Arizona border.Utah is a western State of the United States, and was named after the Native American "UTE" tribe and means people of the...

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  • there are still some sane people in the...

    It's funny how a day can make all the difference. Just twenty-four hours earlier I scrambled around madly trying to get the perfect photo of The Delicate Arch. I wasn't the only one doing it. There were another hundred odd people there waiting for sunset. Some where just as hung up if not more so about getting the “perfect picture.” Some might have...

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  • My first impressions of Utah

    I arrived in Utah the first time in the fall of 1994. I was on the tail end of a four month camping trip around the western US which had started the Rocky Mountains and made its way northwest, down the coast before heading into the southwest. It had been a great trip but time was running out on the weather. It was a gorgeous sunset on arrival in...

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  • A good road trip

    Driving through Utah? Here is a route option for a 10 day visit.Day 1) From Denver take I-70 through Colorado. I love the Colorado river gorge just before Glenwood Springs. If you don't want to drive all the way to Moab then stay either in Glenwood Springs which is kind of a resort feel, or Grand Junction. Near Grand Junction is Colorado Natl...

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  • Joshua Tree

    The Joshua Tree or Yucca brevifolia, is one of the outstanding features of the southwestern desert states in the US. Keep your eyes out for these beautiful plants. You can learn more about them at the website:http://www.desertusa.com/jtree/josh_month.html

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  • Mountains are Breathtaking

    Get up into the mountains. It's really refreshing and neat to just even look out over the valley and see the Great Salt Lake in the distance. The population is incredible and a bit daunting, which makes getting out of the city that much nicer. The traffic on the I-15 really sucks at times. There is construction all over for the Olympic games, so be...

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  • the mysterious shadow

    This mountain stood out to me and made me realize why American Indians consider so many things sacred. The way the cloud was hovering over it made it look very mysterious. It was intriguing enough that we had to drive toward it like it was magnetic.... one little house was next to it. There is one more pic of it on the main page.

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  • Flowers

    On most of the pictures Utah looks so very dry and dusty with all those red rocks. But when you take a closer look you can see some beautiful flowers as well. Take this series of cacti for instance. These are just 5 photos of the many flowers I saw. The flower itself is so delicate and vibrant in colour. Ranging from pink to orange and red and even...

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  • Bryce Canyon

    This tip is under construction. This tip is going to be about my visit to Brce Canyon, Utah. I will try to add more info to this tip as soon as I can.

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  • Monument Valley

    Monument Valley is one of those places that has made a huge impression on me. Looking at these pictures always makes me think back to the day that I stood there looking at those amazing rock formations.The landscape is flat and there is red dust everywhere, there are some little shrubs that cover the surface. But almost out of nothing there are...

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  • Rattlesnakes, scorpions and...

    There is lots to see besides dust and rocks in a desert. You only have to look a bit closer at things. There are a lot of lizards in the dessert, but they are more scared from you, that the other way round. When you are quiet and look carefully you will spot them. But do leave them in peace, and just enjoy looking at them.I don't know for sure but...

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  • Utah, a wonderful State!

    Utah is an amazing area in the USA, I've never seen something like it before. The landscape is weird, fascinating and breathtaking at the same time. In Utah you can find some of America's most beautiful National Parks like Zion, Bryce Canyon and Monument Valley. Every time I look at my photos I am amazed; I've really been here! I've done many...

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  • Desert varnish - most prominent coloring...

    During my travels in Southwest US, I often came across these funny vertical stripes on the walls. Looked as if someone had poured down varnish from the walltop.Later on, I learned that this indeed is called "desert varnish".I checked the web, and found the following infos:(for more details please check NPS.gov website, the Canyonlands' one):Desert...

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  • The Colorado Plateau

    Whole Southwest US is red rock wonderland. All is displayed due to the activity of Colorado River, who has carved it's way through the rocks since eons - and thus gives us magnificent insights of the single layers of Mother Earth in this part of the world.The map below is taken from the booklet "The Story behind the Scenery - Heart of the Colorado...

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  • Southwest US - Hiking Guide

    When looking through bookstores in Utah, I always felt like in heaven, as there are so many excellent books on all and everything.Consequently, I bought some (tons) of books on Southwest, usually hiking and geology books. The best hiking guide with excellent and precise little map drawings for me is:"Hiking the Southwest's Canyon Country"by Sandra...

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  • Head to Zion...

    Definately visit Zion Natinal Park, there are some brilliant hikes here, and some great rock structures. I miss the hiking in Utah, some of the best anywhere.

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  • Roads and scenery

    Highway 12 passes directly beneath a naturally occuring arch, which is similar to the one found in Bryce Canyon. Aftere Red Canyon, the road levels a bit and then dips into a valley. Another level stretch follows before the road climbs Boulder Mountain before ending near Torrey.This 120 mile drive could easily consume an entire day. This is one of...

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  • National Parks

    There are 5 national parks in Utah: Zion and Bryce in the south, the lesser known Capitol Reef which is east of Bryce and Arches and Canyonlands in the far eastern portion of the state. These parks are fascinating in their diverse scenery and varied recreational opportunities.

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  • When is the best time to go?

    When to go can be a challenging decision. In the summer you will find that many of the parks and monuments are unpleasantly hot, having very little shade to protect you as you hike the not to be missed trails. Carrying LOTS of water is a MUST if you are going to survive much hiking. In Arches National Park, for example, you can expect 90s and even...

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  • Highway 12 and canyon country

    Highway 12 is an east-west route which begins just south of Panguich and runs for approximately 150 miles. It is one of the most scenic drives in Utah. This route also has one of Utah's National Parks at either end- Bryce Canyon near the western beginning of the highway and Capitol Reef to its eastern terminuns. Heading west along this highway, the...

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  • National Forests

    Utah has many National Parks (6 in total), in addition to its National Forest Areas, National Monuments, state parks and other recreation areas. Large portions of the state consist of recreational playgrounds interspersed with scenic drives. This picture was taken at the entrance into Red Canyon along Hwy 12, one of Utah's most scenic highways,...

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  • Before you go...

    If you are going to the Four Corners area, get the AAA "Indian Country Guide Map." It has details of the national park and indian reservation landmarks that you won't find on the typical highway map. There is a lot of tape on the folds of our map - we found it invaluable.

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  • Desert

    Utah has a dry desert climate. Rainfall is minimal in much of the state. It can get cold in the winter, but summers are very hot and dry. Temperatures are often above 100 degees during the summer and no matter how many people call this a dry heat, its still very, very hot.

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  • Amazing formations

    Utah has some of the most amazing naturally occuring formations of any state. This is a view of Red Canyon, outside Bryce Canyon NP and the red rock formations.

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  • Family Center

    Visit the Family Center in Salt Lake and research your genealogy. The Mormoms are very family-oriented, and they have done much to help document genealogy (including helping with Ellis Island database).

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  • Dam 2

    Another one just like the other one, sorry, can't for the life of me remember the name of this dam, need your help.

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  • Dam 1

    Okay guys, here I need some help, I did not write down the name of this dam, can anybody help out here.I have always been impressed by the sheer size and power of a dam, the ability to control so much water behind a concrete wall.

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  • Awesome Beauty

    There are so many things to see that it is hard to choose just one "don't miss" site. Arches is unique and most sites are easy to get to. Bryce and Zion are totally unique parks and close enough to see both in a short time. Capitol Reef is relatively unknown and Canyonlands is undeveloped and rugged. In the summer of 2001 I finally took my...

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  • SALT LAKE CITY is a pleasant...

    SALT LAKE CITY is a pleasant town, surrounded by big mountains to the East. Since this city is the 'world' capital of the Mormons (religious, downtown you'll find their famous library and of course Temple Square which is worth a look, being the headquarters of this religious people. The State Capitol is of course one monument to see.West of SLC,...

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  • walk into Bryce Canyon. It is...

    walk into Bryce Canyon. It is great from the top but walking through the canyon is even more exciting.More info. National Park Service

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