Vermilion Cliffs National Monument And Grand Canyon: North Rim, Coyote Buttes, Pink Sand Dunes, Escalante, Staircase, Kanab
This is Book 3, of four books, that tours the Grand Circle Adventure parks in southern Utah and northern Arizona. The town of Kanab serves this entire area providing all tourist services. The areas covered in this book are shown in the front cover and the Table of Contents. The e-Book has full color photographs. All books are available at: www.southutahparks.com This book is a combination of drivi...
Paperback: 268 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 2, 2018)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 1174541
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I have traveled extensively in this country and the world and was curious about this remote region of Utah. This book revealed many landmarks and monuments that were not known to me previously. They are now in my bucket list. I have had this Kindle...
mountain-biking and other tours. Where applicable, valuable specific history of that area is included from ancient Indian to modern pioneer evolution. There are suggestions of what to see and do for each tour. Your exact location is known by using a meticulous identification of MPs (mile posts along the road indicating mileage) located at each mile (1.6 km) on every improved road. Where those MPs are not available, we use actual miles from a designated reference point. Where applicable, Global Positioning data (GPS) is supplied to complement walking tours in remote areas. Using this collection of information, you will always know your exact location. Book Navigation Book organization starts with the Table of Contents. Under each major Trip there are many individual Tours. Within each Tour, there are other sections: 1.0 Information, 2-Visitor Center; 3-Services; 4-Lodging; 5-Camping, 6-Hiking; 7-Other Tours (Biking, Horse, Rafting, etc.) and 8-Driving Tours. Vermilion Cliffs National Monument is an exceptionally unique and seldom visited natural landscape area. It is adjacent to the southern border of Escalante Grand Staircase. Buckskin Slot Canyon is the largest slot in the U.S. Coyote Buttes hosts the world famous The Wave formation. White Pockets is an area of geological chaos composed of brilliant colors from white to red hues dramatized during sunrise and sunset. Grand Canyon National Park, North Rim, is preferred from the South Rim as it is not crowded. The western end of the park is Tuweep, that has the most dramatic view of the Colorado River carving its way to the Gulf of California in Mexico. This overlook is 3,000 feet (914 m) above the river where the furious Lava Falls are seen and heard. There is a trail to those falls. Kaibab Forest is the westerly extension of the National Park’s overlooks. Unlike National Park trails, Kaibab Forest has a multitude of uncrowded hikes down to the river. Ancient Indian rock art (petroglyphs and pictographs) are abundant. As a national forest, free camping is available everywhere. Arizona Strip is the most isolated area within the continental U.S. almost void of human penetration. About 4,000 miles (6,436 km) of remote barren roads challenge exploration within an area that is slightly larger than the state of Massachusetts or one-half the size of Switzerland. Within that vast area there are two driving tours to Tuweep. The other tour is Lees Ferry Colorado River crossing. Pink Sand Dunes State Park is a vast area of red tinted natural sand dunes. This area is popular for ATVs. There are many ancient Indian petroglyphs and petroglyphs dramatized by a South Fork Indian panel pictograph displaying its multitude of face images. Best Friends Sanctuary is a private no-kill pet organization that rescues most all animals and provides an adoption center for those pets. Normally there are about 300 cats. Dog-town has almost an equal quantity of puppies and adult dogs waiting for a home. Many people volunteer their entire vacation to care for these orphaned animals. There is a small campground here – reservations required. Wupatki National Monument and Sunset Crater –About 8,000 Indians farmed this area leaving behind almost 2.700+ ruins. The largest village was constructed from 1120 to 1210 A.D. It is located behind the Visitor Center. Sunset Crater volcano erupted in 1064 AD and intermittently until about 1250 A.D. The ash covered 800-square miles (2,071 sq. km) creating fertile farming land.