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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area - in Utah

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Lake Powell National Recreation Area, Utah

May 26, 2008
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 thumbnail - The Lake Powell Ferry at Halls Crossing

The Lake Powell Ferry at Halls Crossing

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah

June 1, 2000
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Halls Crossing

 thumbnail - The boat launch ramps at Stateline on Lake Powell

The boat launch ramps at Stateline on Lake Powell

Lake Powell National Recreation Area, Utah

May 29, 2000
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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area - in Arizona

 thumbnail - Pterodactyl statue at the Carl Hayden Visitor Center

In reference to the Jurassic age of the predominant red rock at Lake Powell, the visitor center has a statue of the Pterodactyl flying dinosaur, though no such fossils have been found here. The visitor center offers great views of both dam and bridge, and abundant federal water project propaganda.

Glen Canyon Dam, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Arizona

June 6, 2014
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 thumbnail - Glen Canyon Dam from the bridge

Glen Canyon Bridge was built in 1959, just before the dam, as a construction necessity. It is a steel arch span anchored into sheer cliffs on either side, 700 feet (210 meters) above river level.

Glen Canyon Dam, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Arizona

June 6, 2014
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 thumbnail - People on the cliff edge at Horsehoe Bend

The Colorado River here, in the part of Glen Canyon below the dam, makes a 270 degree curve.

Horseshoe Bend Scenic Overlook, south of Page, Arizona

June 6, 2014
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Glen Canyon below the dam

 thumbnail - The old Mormon Fort at Lees Ferry

Fearing Indian attack, the Mormon ferry operator John D. Lee built a strong stone fort at the ferry site on the Colorado River. In 1877 Lee was executed for his role in the Mountain Meadows Massacre of 1857.

Lees Ferry, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Arizona

June 5, 2014
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 thumbnail - Loading rafts for the trip down the Grand Canyon

Lees Ferry is the departure point for all float trips down the Grand Canyon. Rafts and dories are loaded here with one to three weeks supplies, including generous amounts of beer.

Lees Ferry, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Arizona

June 5, 2014
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 thumbnail - On the old Navajo Bridge over the Colorado River

The Navajo Bridge(s) cross Marble Canyon level with its top, 467 feet (142 meters) above the Colorado River. The old bridge's deck is 18 feet wide, the new one is 44 feet. The old bridge is now closed to vehicle traffic and is used for bungee jumping.

Marble Canyon, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Arizona

June 5, 2014
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Navajo Bridges over Marble Canyon

Golden Spike National Historic Site

 thumbnail - Directly over the Golden Spike, between the locomotives

Directly over the Golden Spike, between the locomotives

Golden Spike National Historic Site, Utah

June 30, 2007
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 thumbnail - The Central Pacific alignment just east of the Golden Spike site

The Central Pacific alignment just east of the Golden Spike site

Golden Spike National Historic Site, Utah

June 30, 2007
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Hovenweep National Monument

 thumbnail - Hovenweep Castle in the afternoon

The Hovenweep Castle ruin consists of two D-shaped buildings with thick walls. Analysis of a roof beam indicates a date of 1277 AD. There is a reliable spring in the canyon just below, probably the reason the pueblos were built here.

Hovenweep National Monument, Utah

June 8, 2014
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 thumbnail - The Cajon Unit of Hovenweep, a few miles from the main site

The Cajon Unit of Hovenweep, a few miles from the main site

Hovenweep National Monument, Utah

May 20, 2006
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Hovenweep Cajon Unit

Natural Bridges National Monument

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Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah

May 27, 2008
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Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah

May 27, 2008
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Kachina Bridge

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Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah

May 27, 2008
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Owachomo Bridge

Rainbow Bridge National Monument

 thumbnail - On the boat tour to Rainbow Bridge

On the boat tour to Rainbow Bridge

Lake Powell National Recreation Area, Utah

May 19, 2006
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 thumbnail - On the floating dock in Bridge Canyon

On the floating dock in Bridge Canyon

Rainbow Bridge National Monument, Utah

May 19, 2006
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Rainbow Bridge National Monument

 thumbnail - Just upstream from Rainbow Bridge

Just upstream from Rainbow Bridge

Rainbow Bridge National Monument, Utah

May 19, 2006
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Rainbow Bridge National Monument

Timpanogos Cave National Monument

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