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Overview

Created by local writers and photographers, Compass American Guides are the ultimate insider's guides, providing in-depth coverage of the history, culture and character of America's most spectacular destinations. Covering everything there is to see and do as well as choice lodging and dining, these gorgeous full-color guides are perfect for new and longtime residents as well as vacationers who want a deep understanding of the region they're visiting.

∑ Outstanding color photography, plus a wealth of archival images
∑ Topical essays and literary extracts
∑ Detailed color maps
∑ Great ideas for things to see and do
∑ Capsule reviews of hotels and restaurants
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781878867094
  • Publisher: Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/22/1992
  • Series: Compass American Guides
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 370

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STORIES IN STONE

There are many ways to contemplate the geological forces which have shaped Utah. Hike to the top of an alpine peak overlooking the Great Salt Lake Valley and look down on the sprawling metropolitan area. Drive across the desolate Bonneville Salt Flats, where mirages of floating mountains and disappearing lakes shimmer across the glistening, salt-encrusted surface. Listen to the roar of the rapids on a raft trip through Cataract Canyon and watch the colors and shapes of steep sandstone ledges change dramatically along the way. Then fly back over the same country and look out over the
convoluted canyons, stately fins, windblown arches, and rock bridges formed by erosion. Wander down a remote, narrow canyon in Zion National Park. Examine the texture of the sandstone closely; feel the warm, red rock with your hands. Ascend an almost vertical cliff. Lie on a hard, smooth rock surface, and study the countless hues.

Nowhere in the world, perhaps, have the elements of earth, wind, and water come together with such drama. Underground forces have heaved and pushed massive plateaus and mountain ranges up more than a mile above sea level. Erosion continues to cut and gouge plateaus into spectacular pinnacles and canyons.

The Colorado Plateau

The Colorado Plateau covers all of southeastern Utah. It also extends into adjacent areas drained by the Colorado River in Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. This sparsely vegetated landscape of plateaus, mesas, deep canyons, sloping foothills, imposing vertical cliffs, and barren badlands contains some of the world's most unusual scenery. "Here," wrote William Lee Stokes, "is akingdom of rocks, an arena where the elemental forces of time and weather meet the raw stuff of the earth with nothing to soften or hide the scars of battle."

On the western edge of the Colorado Plateau are eight plateaus ranging in elevation from 8,000 to 11,000 feet (2,425-3,330 m). These run southerly from near the center of the state, with the drainage about equally divided between the Great Basin and the Colorado River. Brian Head Ski Resort, south of Parowan, sits atop such a plateau. Nearby are Bryce Canyon National Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument, and Escalante Grand Staircase National Monument.

In fact, since all of Utah's five national parks are found on the Colorado Plateau, visiting any will help you understand the forces that form this unique and beautiful part of the world. Geological guides are sold at each park visitor center, and there are also interpretive signs along the roads.

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Table of Contents

CONTENTS
OVERVIEW
STORIES IN STONE: UTAH'S GEOLOGY
The Colorado Plateau
Basin and Range
Middle Rocky Mountain Province
Prehistoric Life
THE FIRST UTAHNS
The Ancestral Puebloans
The Fremont Indians
Finding Indian Sites
The Fate of the Ancient Ones
The Later Tribes
Meeting Contemporary Indians
THE EARLY EXPLORERS
The Spanish Explorers
Mountain Men
Jedediah Smith
John Wesley Powell
THE MORMON PIONEERS
The Founding of the Mormon Church
Persecution
Exodus to Utah
Establishing Zion
End of Isolation
Growth of Zion
Entrance to the Union
The Mormons Today
SALT LAKE CITY
Salt Lake City Old and New
Temple Square
Other Faiths
Exploring the City
Along the Eastern Bench
The University of Utah
The Salt Lake Stage
Salt Lake Music
Salt Lake Dance
THE WASATCH FRONT
The Mountains
Provo and Utah County
South of Provo
Ogden
Cache County
NORTHEASTERN UTAH: MOUNTAINS AND DINOSAURS
The High Uintas
Reservoir Recreation
Flaming Gorge
Brown's Park
Dinosaur National Monument
Towns Around the Uintas
Price Area
GREAT BASIN
The Pony Express
The Railroad
Booms and Busts
Island Ranges, Inland Sea
Lakeside Resorts
The Bonneville Speedway
SOUTHERN UTAH
South to Cedar City
Cedar City
Cedar Breaks National Monument
Zion National Park
St. George — Utah's Dixie
Bryce Canyon
Kodachrome Basin
Grand Staircase — Escalante Natural Monument
Capitol Reef National Park
The San Rafael Swell
Green River
Goblin Valley
Lake Powell
Moab
ArchesNational Park
Canyonlands Country
Mountain Escapes
The Grand Circle
SKIING UTAH: THE GREATEST SNOW ON EARTH
History of Skiing in Utah
Little Cottonwood Canyon
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Park City Ski Areas
Sundance
Ogden Valley Resorts
Northern Utah
Southern Utah Resorts
Cross-Country Skiing
Snowmobiling
2002 Winter Olympic Games
PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Finding Your Way Around Utah Cities
Climate
About Utah Lodging
About Utah Restaurants
Utah Liquor Laws
Lodging and Restaurants
Festivals and Events
Utah's Public Lands
Professional Sports Teams
General Information Resources
RECOMMENDED READING
Description and Travel
History
Hiking, Bicycling, Skiing, and Climbing
River-Running
Archaeology
Natural Sciences
Reference
Miscellaneous
INDEX
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    The Beauty of Utah Comes Alive

    Utah may arguably be called one of the most misunderstood states. When people think of Utah, oftentimes they think of such things as the Great Salt Lake and it's seemingly never-ending desert, or perhaps they think of the great exodus of the Mormons into Utah, or perhaps the scandal of polygamy that continues to plague Utah. Tom Till, however, presents another side of Utah. This side is one of unparralled beauty, richness, and incredible colors. With 144 oversized pages, 'Utah' not only captures the beauty of Utah through Till's photography, but with Brooke Williams' text, the rich cultural history of Utah comes to life. The way the artwork is presented leads the imagination through a wild adventurous tour of Utah. On one page, the stark beauty of the desert is presented, on the next, a waterfall springs to life, alongside rich flowers and plant life. 'Utah' is a must-have not only for residents of Utah, but those who long for Utah, or anyone who loves nature photography. Till's artwork and Williams' text shine in this inspiring celebration of Utah's landscapes.

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