Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Beauty of Snow Canyon!

This past weekend, I enjoyed a road trip to southwestern Utah. One of my special finds was a little know state park called Snow Canyon  which is tucked away in the hills west of St George, Utah, close to the transition between the Color Country of southwest Utah and the rather more barren Basin and Range landscape that persists all the way across Nevada. To one side of the canyon lie the Red Mountains, while a few miles away are the White Hills, and eroded sandstone rocks of both colors make up the cliffs at either side of the valley, while an even greater contrast is provided by a large mass of black lava, which originated from a cluster of volcanoes just beyond. The lava, plus associated cinder cones and caves are the main points of interest of what is a particularly colorful, scenic and little-visited location.

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