Backroads of Utah

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Known for its canyons and breathtaking views, its whitewater rivers and Wild West outposts, its tranquil lakes and fantastic rock formations, Utah is one of the most beautiful and varied places on the planet. Backroads of Utah takes you to every corner of this spectacular state, from Dinosaur National Monument to Rainbow Bridge, from historic squares to outlaw hideaways, from the vaulting natural arches of Arches National Park to the exquisite formations in Timpanogos Cave.

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Overview

Known for its canyons and breathtaking views, its whitewater rivers and Wild West outposts, its tranquil lakes and fantastic rock formations, Utah is one of the most beautiful and varied places on the planet. Backroads of Utah takes you to every corner of this spectacular state, from Dinosaur National Monument to Rainbow Bridge, from historic squares to outlaw hideaways, from the vaulting natural arches of Arches National Park to the exquisite formations in Timpanogos Cave.

Utah, home to five national parks, seven national monuments, and six national forests (as well as forty state parks and an extensive system of scenic byways), has something for every traveler. And whether youre seeking adventure or the quiet contemplation of nature, an immersion in history or a taste of culture, the backroad adventures charted in this book will take you where you want to go.

Theresa Husariks inviting text and lovely color photographs offer a thorough overview of Utahs landscapes, its legacy, and its people. With detailed travel directions and maps, as well as entertaining sidelights from the states history, this handy guide to Utahs justly famous attractions and lesser-known gems makes a perfect companion for any traveler in the Beehive State.

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Utah wows us all. The Beehive State is the home to 5 national parks, 6 national forests, 7 national monuments, and 40 state parks, but even that roster hardly does justice to its breathtaking canyons, rock formations, and hideaways. Theresa Husarik's Backroads of Utah offers a dazzling overview of the state's natural wonders, complete with descriptions, detailed travel directions, maps, and photos. A valuable resource for tourists and residents alike.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760329566
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press
  • Publication date: 4/15/2008
  • Series: Backroads Of ... Series
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 10.98 (w) x 9.76 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Theresa A. Husarik is a writer, photographer, and Utah resident with a love of travel and the outdoors and nearly twenty years of experience exploring the nooks and crannies of her home state. Her images and articles have appeared in numerous publications worldwide, and since 1997, she has produced about.com's Salt Lake City web site (SaltLakeCity.about.com).

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Table of Contents

Contents

 

Introduction

 

Part I   The West Desert: Tumbleweeds and Prairie Dogs

            Wildlife and Beaches: Antelope Island

            The Old West Comes to Life: Old Pony Express Road

            Ghost Town Central: Rush Valley

Part II Northern Utah: Purple Mountain Majesty

            High Mountain Passes: Nebo Loop Road

            Photographer’s Dream: Provo Canyon to the Alpine Loop

            Skiing the Greatest Snow on Earth: Salt Lake City’s Wasatch Canyons

            Over the Mountain and through the Woods: Guardsman’s Pass to Cascade Springs

            Fisherman’s Paradise: Mirror Lake Highway

            Utah’s Earliest Settlements: Ogden Canyon

            Land of the Mountain Men: Logan Canyon to Bear Lake

Part III            Northcentral Utah: Fossil Fuels and Water Power

            The Energy Loop: Huntington to Eccles Canyon

            Fields of Gold: Indian Canyon and Nine Mile Canyon Loop

            Outlaw Hangouts and Dinosaur Bones: Dinosaur Diamond Section

            Utah’s First Scenic Byway: Flaming Gorge Country

Part IV                        Southwestern Utah: The Many Colors of the Desert

            Butch Cassidy Was Here: Beaver Canyon to I-70

Cedar Breaks Country: Cedar City to Panguitch to Parawan

Legacy Loop Highway: Utah Highway 18

Joshua Tree Forests and Desert Tortoise: Old St. George to Mesquite Highway

Zion Country: Mount Carmel Junction to Hurricane

Southernmost Highway 89: From the Arizona Border to Utah Highway 12

Part V  Southcentral Utah: Towering Canyon Walls to Sandy Deserts

            The All-American Road: Highway 12

            The Burr Trail Boulder to Lake Powell

            Capitol Reef Country: Torrey to Hanksville

            Mining through the Ages: San Rafael Swell Overview

Part VI                        Southeastern Utah: Land of Cowboys and Indians

            A Premiere Four-Wheel-Drive Route: The White Rim Trail

            Along the Mighty Colorado: Potash Road to Dead Horse Point

            Redrock Scenery at its Best: Scenic Byway 128 and the La Sal Mountain Loop

            Into Canyonlands: Indian Creek Corridor

            Cowboys and Indians, Both Past and Present: Trail of the Ancients Scenic Byway

            Bicentennial Highway: Highway 95

 

Suggested Reading

Index

About the Author

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Introduction

Introduction

It wasn't too long ago that most of Utah was a backroad. Even though tall buildings and freeways are sprouting up all over the state, there are still plenty of places off the beaten path, where the pace is a little slower, where the people still practice some of the old ways, and where a traveler is treated like an old friend.

To some, the highways and paved roads are merely an easier way to get to some of Utah's great treasures. To others, the journey is the experience, independent of the destination, despite the amazing destinations available in the diverse land contained between Utah's borders.

From rugged mountains to long expanses of open prairie, from dense green forests to dry desert landscapes, from meadows of wildflowers to snow-covered peaks, and from redrock canyon walls to reservoirs and rivers teeming with blue ribbon trout, Utah has it all. The thirty trips highlighted in this book will not only will show you everything that is great and scenic about Utah, but also highlight the rich history of the Native Americans, Mormon pioneers, mountain men, mining endeavors, and the movie business in the Beehive State.

Utah has a lot of official scenic byways, and several of these are profiled, but numerous other out-of-the-way attractions and backways are also noted and pictured. Most of the roads are accessible for passenger vehicles, but, like a lot of Utah, some will require a vehicle with four-wheel-drive capabilities.

This book will take you over the old Pony Express route, where you can imagine riding on horseback through harsh conditions. You will climb into several of Utah's mountainous areas, such as the Cottonwood Canyonsnear Salt Lake City or the colorful pinnacles of Cedar Breaks. You will visit lakes, reservoirs, and rivers such as Flaming Gorge and the mighty Colorado. And, of course, you will visit Utah's high desert with relics of the Old West, dinosaur remains, and magnificent red rock.

Each route's description is accompanied by a map, making it easier for the interested traveler to trace the same route. Several side jaunts or alternate return trips offer the opportunity to explore even further and experience sights to be shared and remembered for a lifetime.

This book is not meant to be an all-inclusive guidebook. Instead, it will give you the sense of a place by providing some interesting historical facts, several beautiful pictures, maps, and travel tips. After reading and viewing, you will want to get in your car and experience the area firsthand, and maybe even venture onto further backroads or even off road.

Whether aiding you in your travels, or sitting on your coffee table as a reminder of what is out there, this book hopefully will inspire your wanderlust.
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