Canyonlands National Park - Southern Utah

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  1. Ted Richards

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    These two are my favorite features of Canyonlands National Park in southern Utah. I took these photos in 2004.

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    I was standing on the pavement looking straight don when I took this photo. The next photo is of the continuation of the dirt road shown above. I call it The Road to Nowhere.

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    If you look closely, you can spot tiny little cars on that road. My wife put her foot down, "We are not going on that road!"
     
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    Great pictures, @Ted Richards . I wonder where the road does go? It has to go somewhere. Every road leads to somewhere.
     
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    I'm speculating but I do know that uranium prospectors combed this are in the fifties and a number of small mines were developed then. I suspect this road may have been developed for that purpose.
     
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    They are beautiful pictures. I think the road may go where Thelma and Louise ended up.
     
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    Another vista in Canyonlands N.P. I like the contrasts of desert red rock, blue sky, water and greenery.
     
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    that is a fabulous Picture!!! ,, that last one.. I sure would not want to live there tho..
    Wonder if there are any Fish in that river or lake??
     
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    @Ted Richards Wow just gorgeous. The water in the desert. That picture is a total winner!
     
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    Awesome photos! Thanks!
     
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    Nice set of pictures - anyone driven down "that road" ?
     
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    I have long wanted to visit Canyonlands and Zion Parks. It is now past my doing but I have enjoyed these photos. Recently some members of my family vacationed there. I saw their comments regarding the good time they had visiting those parks on Facebook. Thanks for sharing @Ted Richards.
     
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    I my book, Utah is and always has been, since I happened to drive through it by chance on my honeymoon in July, 1965. We were headed from Chicago to visit my uncle outside L.A., in Sylmar. Just past Green River, UT, my map showed a definite "short cut" south and southwest, instead of staying on I-70. Most beautiful drive I had ever seen! Unearthly rock formations in "Goblin Valley", incredibly beautiful sheer cliffs of blood-red sandstone in Capitol Reef National Monument (now N. P.), following the Fremont River! Mormon-named towns, some Biblical-sounding, the area having been farmed by those folks: Toquerville, Bicknell, Panguitch, Parowan, Loa. Passing through a dusty little town called Hanksville, I was surprised to see large numbers of heavy earth-moving equipment everywhere, yet no sign of building activity.

    This "Chicago-Hick" was then yet totally unaware that a second huge dam had been constructed in addition to Hoover Dam 30 years earlier, to further impound the Colorado River. That dam, Gen Canyon Dam, was as we passed through Utah at the time, allowing the formation of a new lake, Lake Powell, which when "full" would rival the great Lake Mead with it's own 550-mile shoreline!

    The dam during construction, it is 700 feet high, made of concrete.
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    The lake (upstream) side of the dam, lake at capacity, 1980s, the water is 500+ feet deep!
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    Several views of L. Powell
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    One of my most favorite areas! I wanted to live I Utah, but, alas, wound up in Las Vegas, instead! Frank
     
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