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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Utah's Canyon Country Is Like Another World


Our title above comes from this interesting article posted on canada.com. The author uses plenty of alien comparisons while describing a trip across southern Utah. In particular, the article mentions these attractions:
It also recommends Sorrel River Ranch and BoulderMountain Lodge/Hell's Backbone Grill.

Below are excerpts from the article:

...staring in bewildered astonishment is common in Utah canyon country. Not because you're lost, but because what you see strongly suggests that last bend in the trail somehow transported you to Mars.

And many of the canyons harbour natural wonders -- arches, bridges, alcoves, hoodoos, fins, pinnacles, domes, hamburger buns, mushrooms, flying saucers -- as if the rock had once been Play-Doh in the hands of an imaginative child... All look so improbable you'd expect to find them only in a book by Dr. Seuss or perhaps a documentary film about Planet Zenon.

You can of course sample the beauty and mystery of southern Utah without hiking. All the state's famous, national parks-Zion -- Bryce, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, Arches -- have paved roads and convenient viewpoints.

Why shoulder a pack and plod beyond? For the same reason Neil Armstrong didn't just peer out the window of his Apollo 11 lunar module once he'd landed on the moon. He came to experience, not just sightsee. So he went for a walk. You should too.

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