Arches National Park
P.O. Box 907
Moab, UT 84532-0907
This park contains extraordinary products of erosion in the form of some 2,000 arches, windows, pinnacles, and pedestals.
Bryce Canyon National Park
P.O. Box 170001
Bryce Canyon, UT 84717-0001
Innumerable highly colored and picturesque pinnacles, walls, and spires stand in horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters along the edge of the high plateau country in southern Utah.
Canyonlands National Park
2282 S.West Resource Blvd.
Moab, UT 84532
In this geological wonderland, rocks, spires, and mesas dominate the heart of the Colorado Plateau, cut by canyons of the Green and Colorado rivers. Prehistoric American Indian rock art and ruins dot the redrock landscape.
Capitol Reef National Park
HC 70, Box 15
Torrey, UT 84775-9602
Capitol Reef preserves the 100-mile-long Waterpocket Fold, an uplift of sandstone cliffs with highly colored sedimentary layers. Dome-shaped white-cap rock accounts for the name. Preserved also is rock art of the Fremont Culture and a historic Mormon settlement.
Cedar Breaks National Monument
2390 W. Hwy. 56 #11
Cedar City, UT 84720-4151
A huge natural amphitheater has eroded into the variegated Pink Cliffs, 2,000 feet thick at this point.
Dinosaur National Monument
4545 E. Highway 40
Dinosaur, CO 81610-9724
The quarry here is the single most important Jurassic dinosaur paleontological site to be found anywhere. The monument also has a nearly complete stratigraphic geologic record.
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
P.O. Box 1507
Page, AZ 86040-1507
The area encompasses more than a million acres of the nation's most rugged canyon country on the Colorado Plateau. Lake Powell stretches 186 miles behind Glen Canyon Dam; its 1,960 miles of shoreline provide a variety of water-recreation activities.
Golden Spike National Historic Site
P.O. Box 897
Brigham City, UT 84302-0897
The first transcontinental railroad in the United States was completed here on May 10, 1869, after the Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads built 1,776 miles of hand-made line.
Hovenweep National Monument
Cortez, CO 81321-8901
Pre-Columbian Indians built these six groups of towers, pueblos, and cliff dwellings.
Natural Bridges National Monument
HC 60, P.O. Box 1
Lake Powell, UT 84533-0101
Three natural bridges carved out of sandstone, including the second and third largest in the world, are protected here. Also present are Ancestral Puebloan rock art and remains of structures.