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Mule Canyon + House on Fire Ruin

Overview There is a small complex of restored Anasazi ruins along Hwy 95 at Mule Canyon, west of Blanding. They are interesting and worth looking at for a few minutes. The name of the ruin (House on Fire) comes from the swirly, striated patterns...

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

Sunset Crater is a cinder cone located north of Flagstaff in U.S. State of Arizona. The crater is within the Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument. Sunset Crater is the youngest in a string of volcanoes (the San Francisco volcanic field) that is related to...

Window Rock Arch

Known as Ni' Alnii' gi (center of the world) to the Navajo for centuries, Window Rock was established as the capital of the Navajo Nation in 1936. Navajo Code Talker - Navajo Tribal Park and Veterans Memorial, Window Rock, Arizona Located just...

Painted Desert

The Painted Desert is a United States desert of badlands in the Four Corners area running from near the east end of the Grand Canyon National Park southeast into the Petrified Forest National Park. It is most easily accessed in the north portion...

Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park is a United States national park in Navajo and Apache counties in northeastern Arizona. Named for its large deposits of petrified wood, the fee area of the park covers about 230 square miles (600 square kilometers), encompassing semi-desert...

Navajo National Monument

The prehistoric Puebloan Ancestors built Tsegi Phase villages within the natural sandstone alcoves of our canyons. The resilient Ancestral Puebloans paved the way for current Native American groups in the Southwest region. These villages, which date from AD 1250 to 1300,...

Alstrom Point

“You'll Wonder Why You're Doing This... Until You Get There”

Glen Canyon Dam

Glen Canyon Dam is a concrete arch-gravity dam on the Colorado River in northern Arizona, United States, near the town of Page. The 710-foot (220 m) high dam was built by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) from 1956 to 1966 and...

Grand Canyon National Park (South Rim)

The South Rim of the Grand Canyon attracts over 5 million visitors each year and by far is the most visited side of the Canyon. That's because it is the most accessible and provides the most amenities. As with all sides of the Canyon,...

Horseshoe Bend

Horseshoe Bend Arizona This bend in the Colorado River is getting plenty of attention from those looking for the Grand Canyon. It is located approximately 140 miles from both the South Rim and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon – but only 5 miles...

Four Corners Monument

The Four Corners Monument marks the quadripoint in the Southwestern United States where the states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah meet. It is the only point in the United States shared by four states, leading to the area being...

Shiprock

Governed by the Navajo Nation, the formation is in the Four Corners region and plays a significant role in Navajo religion, myth, and tradition. It is located in the center of the area occupied by the Ancient Pueblo People, a prehistoric...

Lower Calf Creek Falls

Named for its use as a natural pen for calves back in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, the creek remained relatively unknown as a tourist destination until the formation of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, under the Clinton administration. Walking between...

Zebra Slot Canyon

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Zebra Slot Canyon is a very short slot canyon, named for its striped canyon walls.   https://www.earthtrekkers.com/hike-zebra-slot-canyon-grand-staircase-escalante/

Citadel Ruins and Fallen Roof Ruin

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  http://www.evansoutdooradventures.com/?p=1747 http://cedarmesautah.blogspot.com/2009/05/citadel-ruins.html

Sheiks Canyon & The Green Mask

Sheiks, and adjacent Bullet canyons are two of the easiest-reached Grand Gulch tributaries, and both offer a good half day hike to several, intricate, well preserved ruins including pictographs in a variety of colors and styles, or alternatively a longer (14 mile) day...

Pecos National Historical Park

Pecos National Historical Park is a United States National Historical Park in San Miguel and Santa Fe Counties, New Mexico. The park, operated by the National Park Service, encompasses thousands of acres of landscape infused with historical elements from prehistoric archaeological ruins...

Wupatki National Monument

Nestled between the Painted Desert and ponderosa highlands of northern Arizona, Wupatki is a landscape of legacies. Ancient pueblos dot red-rock outcroppings across miles of prairie. Where food and water seem impossible to find, people built pueblos, raised families, farmed, traded, and thrived....

Walnut Canyon National Monument

Walnut Canyon National Monument (Hopi: Wupatupqa) is a United States National Monument located about 10 mi (16 km) southeast of downtown Flagstaff, Arizona, near Interstate 40. The canyon rim elevation is 6,690 ft (2,040 m); the canyon's floor is 350...

Montezuma Castle National Monument

Montezuma Castle National Monument protects a set of well-preserved dwellings located in Camp Verde, Arizona which were built and used by the Sinagua people, a pre-Columbian culture closely related to the Hohokam and other indigenous peoples of the southwestern United States, between...

Nine Mile Canyon

Nine Mile Canyon is a canyon, approximately 40 miles (60 km) long, located in the counties of Carbon and Duchesne in eastern Utah, in the Western United States. Promoted as "the world’s longest art gallery", the canyon is known for...

The Wave

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The Wave is a sandstone rock formation located in Arizona, United States near its northern border with Utah. The formation is situated on the slopes of the Coyote Buttes in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness of the Colorado Plateau. The area...

Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon is a slot canyon in the American Southwest. It is on Navajo land east of Page, Arizona. Antelope Canyon includes two separate, scenic slot canyon sections, referred to individually as "Upper Antelope Canyon" or "The Crack"; and "Antelope...

Coyote Gulch Natural Bridge

Located in the vast Grand Staircase-Escalante desert, Coyote Gulch is a winding, semi-narrow canyon that snakes its way down through incredible red rock country, and joins with the Escalante River just above Lake Powell. The hike is long, best suited...

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

The Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument is a remarkable outdoor laboratory, offering an opportunity to observe, study, and experience the geologic processes that shape natural landscapes. The National Monument, on the Pajarito Plateau in north-central New Mexico, includes a national recreation trail and ranges...

La Cieneguilla Petroglyphs

Hundreds of petroglyphs, dating from pre-contact time and the Spanish colonial era, can be found along this mesa above the Santa Fe River. Most of the petroglyphs were placed there by Keresan-speaking puebloan people living in the area between the 13th and...

Bandelier National Monument

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Bandelier National Monument is a 33,677-acre (13,629 ha) United States National Monument near Los Alamos in Sandoval and Los Alamos Counties, New Mexico. The monument preserves the homes and territory of the Ancestral Puebloans of a later era in...

Puye Cliffs National Historic Monument

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Between 900 and 1580, up to 1500 pueblo Indians lived in the area where they hunted game and cultivated food. Native peoples first settled in the area in the late 10th century of the Pueblo II Era, living in dispersed...

Montezuma Hot Springs

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SIX MILES NORTHWEST OF LAS VEGAS, THE WARM, HEALING, MINERAL-CHARGED POOLS OF MONTEZUMA HOT SPRINGS ARE ONE OF MOTHER NATURE’S MYRIAD BLESSINGS FOUND IN NORTHERN NEW MEXICO. Centuries ago native warriors healed their wounds in these springs after battle. It’s said that Jesse...

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument (the Monument) encompasses 176,000 acres of federal land administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The Monument is located in the Four Corners region of southwestern Colorado, about 50 miles west of Durango,...

Druid Arch

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Druid Arch is one of the most popular destinations in the Needles District. In addition to seeing a spectacular arch, however, hikers can experience much of the special environment of the Needles area on the trail to the arch. You can reach Druid...

Horseshoe Canyon

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Horseshoe Canyon contains some of the most significant rock art in North America. The Great Gallery, the best known panel in Horseshoe Canyon, includes well-preserved, life-sized figures with intricate designs. Other impressive sights include spring wildflowers, sheer sandstone walls and mature cottonwood groves along...

Goblin Valley State Park

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Its eminent feature is its thousands of hoodoos and hoodoo rocks, referred to locally as "goblins", which are formations of mushroom-shaped rock pinnacles, some as high as several meters. The distinct shapes of these rocks come from an erosion-resistant layer of rock atop softer...

Leprechaun Canyon

Short, nontechnical and free: Leprechaun Canyon is one of Utah’s accessible slot canyon hikes https://www.sltrib.com/artsliving/outdoors/2017/10/17/short-nontechnical-and-free-of-charge-leprechaun-canyon-is-one-of-utahs-accessible-slot-canyon-hikes/

River House Ruin

The River House Ruin is located near the San Juan River about 12 miles from Bluff, Utah on the west side of Comb Ridge. The ruin has multiple one and two story rooms, a kiva and an assortment of pictographs. Several hundred feet west...

Goosenecks State Park

Goosenecks State Park is a state park in the U.S. state of Utah, overlooking a deep meander of the San Juan River. The park is located near the southern border of the state a short distance from Mexican Hat, Utah. Millions of years ago,...

Sand Island Petroglyph Panel

Handprints, horned animals, hunters and a Kokopelli playing a flute are some of the extraordinary petroglyphs on display at Sand Island, a significant and easily accessible archaeological site located just outside of Bluff, Utah. If you are interested in learning...

Canyon De Chelly National Monument

People have lived in these canyons for nearly 5,000 years - longer than anyone has lived uninterrupted anywhere on the Colorado Plateau.  In the place called Tsegi, their homes and images tell us their stories. Today, Navajo families make their homes, raise livestock, and...
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Mule Canyon + House on Fire Ruin

Overview There is a small complex of restored Anasazi ruins along Hwy 95 at Mule Canyon, west of Blanding. They are interesting and worth...

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

Sunset Crater is a cinder cone located north of Flagstaff in U.S. State of Arizona. The crater is within the Sunset Crater Volcano...