Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Awesome Arizona - Just Meandering

What looks like a giant sand painting is just a few miles from Mexican Hat. 
As awe-inspiring as the land is in Arizona, I think Utah's scenery may be just as jaw-dropping.  Although David and I didn't have time to explore the many places on our must-see list, the Valley of the Gods, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands and Zion, we were impressed just driving along Utah's roads.

We kept expecting to be charged admission because we could not believe such startling beauty could exist for free without someone putting a fence around it and trying to make a profit.  But, so far, this topography can be yours for the looking. 
This is the view 1000 feet down at Gooseneck State Park.  Admission is free but the view is worth a million!  In one and a half miles of space, over six miles (If you could straighten the river out) of San Juan River flow in what geologists call entrenched meanders.  It took nature millions of years to create this wonder, but it will only take you a half hour to drive there from Monument Valley

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