Utah National Parks
Magnificent Bryce Canyon, just an hour away, will leave you staring in utter amazement into its vast, spectacular panorama of multi-colored stone spires. Dappled in pastel shades of red, orange, cream and gold, the gigantic horseshoe shaped amphitheaters of the Canyon are the dramatic result of millions of years of erosion along the edge of the 9000 ft. high Paunsauguant Plateau.
Less than an hour's drive from Pinewoods you can find yourself winding through magnificent Zion National Park -- the oldest National Park in Utah and the most visited. Like a Yosemite made of sandstone, Zion's massive stone towers rise precipitously from the richly forested canyon floor and the sparkling Virgin River.
Superlatives truly fail when trying to describe the views from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, which lies just two hours south of Pinewoods. Created over millions of years of time by the slow, steady carving of the Colorado River and it tributaries, Grand Canyon is one of the world's renowned spectacles with its unmatched winding canyons, spectrum of colors, and unique geological panoramas. The Grand Canyon North Rim is 1200 feet higher than the South Rim, it's 10 miles across the glorious abyss and over 1 mile straight down from the rim to the meandering thin blue line of the Colorado River.
Capitol Reef presents unique reef-like sandstone cliffs capped in white domes of stone, which early explorers likened to the U.S. Capitol-thus the name of this park. This hundred-mile-long national park contains the dramatic Waterpocket Fold, which graphically depicts how the earth's surface was layered, folded and then eroded creating numerous "pockets" or basins which during the winter and spring become seasonal ponds.
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