Sunday Special – Utah, USA

Happy New Year! I hope it has started well for everyone. Welcome back to the next Sunday Special. We are close the end of the alphabet, at the letter “U”. So today we’ll take a look at the American state of Utah

One of the the “Four Corners” states where Utah, Colorado, Idaho, and New Mexico’s borders converge, Utah is recognized for its varied landscape and natural beauty.  It is made up of different geological regions of the Rocky Mountains, the Colorado Plateau, and the Great Basin. The result is a terrain filled with diversity such as mountains with lush valleys, arid regions filled with deserts, salt lakes and flats, and sandstone territories filled with incredible bluffs, striking canyons and arches.

With such a variety in natural beauty this state has plenty to offer with 5 national parks: Canyonlands, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, and Capital Reef. Winter activities of skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and more are in abundance particularly near Salt Lake City. Head into the Moab area for some challenging mountain bike trails. It seems Utah has much to offer. 

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San Rafael Swell in Utah, USA – Photo credit: http://www.cgpgrey.comSan Rafael Swell 4892804322CC BY 2.0
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Hoodoos in Utah’s Bryce National Park, USA – Photo credit: James Marvin PhelpsHoodoos from the Peekaboo Loop Trail – Bryce Canyon National ParkCC BY 2.0
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Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, Utah, USA – Photo is Public Domain

 

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