Category Archives: Utah

Rare and Endangered Animal Species of Zion National Park Utah

Zion National Park is home to many rare and endangered animal species. With the spread of humans into what once was undisturbed wilderness, national parks provide a safe haven for many animals that would otherwise be facing extinction. Zion Snail: While not endangered, this species is definitely rare. So rare that it is found in

The Weather of Arches National Park

Arches National park is located in southeast Utah which is part of the Colorado Plateau. Classified as a “high desert” region, The park is open year around and roads are well maintained. In the spring, April through May, and the Fall, mid-September through October high temperatures average 60 – 80 F, and lows average 30

Birds of Arches National Park

Birds are the most visible animals in Arches. This park may not be considered a must see destination for many bird enthusiasts, but with 273 separate species in the park, there are enough to keep any bird watcher occupied. Arches National Park is bordered on the south by the Courthouse Wash and the Colorado River,

Guide to Zion National Park Utah

Zion National Park is a 229 square mile park that is located in the Southwestern United States in the state of Utah. During the spring the weather in the park is sunny, warm, stormy and wet. Thousands of beautiful wilfd lowers bloom from April to June. In the fall, the weather is clear and mild

How Arches National Park was Formed

The Arches National Park just outside Moab in Utah is one of the natural world’s most spectacular sights, full of more than 2,000 towering sandstone arches, columns and spires within the park’s 75,000 or so acres. The Delicate Arch, the most famous of all, is one of Utah’s most recognised state symbols in the US and around

Canyonlands or Bust

Canyonlands National Park is a unique look at the high desert terrain cut out by the Colorado River and its tributaries. The colors of the stone are varied, with plenty of pinks and reds for dramatic and picturesque landscape. Camping in the park is an excellent way to stay close for hiking and other activities.

The History of Zion National Park Ut

Located in southwest Utah, Zion National Park encompasses an area of 220 square miles.The Park contains spectacular rock formations, two rivers and a variety of wildlife. Many of each its geologic features were given biblical names by the early Mormon settlers. Notable features include the Great White Throne, the Three Patriarchs and the Kolob Arch.

The History of Arches National Park Utah

The magnificent rock formations in Arches National Park, Utah currently attract visitors from all over the world, just as they have for thousands of years. About 10,000 years ago hunter-gatherers moved into the area probably attracted by the deposits of chert and chalcedony found there. These two forms of quartz were commonly used to make

History of Arches National Park

The area of present-day Arches National Park has been filled with beautiful rock formations for thousands of years.  The first people to wander into Utah were hunter-gatherers who came over from Asia.  In the park area these people would find and use chert and chalcedony, two kinds of quartz that were useful for making stone

Bryce Canyon

As you look down into the canyon from one of the many viewing areas you can’t help but think that the rock formations below are straight from Dr. Seuss’ imagination. The fantastical rock spires, known as hoodoos, rise up from the floor of the canyon, resembling distorted human forms. The tiny crevices and canyons between