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The area we are about to tour is often called the Grand Circle. It encompasses fourteen National Parks and several State Parks, within a circumference of roughly 1,500 miles (2,400 km.) They are located in southern Utah and northern Arizona. This ebook focuses on Zion and Bryce National Parks and Cedar Breaks National Monument. Many other areas of interest are featured totaling 21 tours across 221 pages of text and photographs. We have included Mormon pioneer information who arrived here by covered wagon in 1847 when this area was Mexico.
Zion excels in having a duet of deep canyons coupled with 2,000 foot (609 m) lofty, chiseled, vertical cliff walls. Therefore, its majestic scenery is seen by looking upward at those cliffs, that are further embellished by a vast palette of colors. All were created by one river and the wind. Zion annually hosts over 3,000,000 visitors each year surpassed by Grand Canyon.
Unlike Zion, Bryce’s scenery is below you. Rather than the cliffs of Zion, erosion has created a vast array of colorful sculptured soaring spires, displayed in fourteen wide sculptured amphitheaters that Indians named, stone red men. Bryce has about 1,000,000 visitors annually.
Cedar Breaks is far less visited, only because it is not on a main tour route. Scenery is equal and, in some facets, more dramatic than Bryce due to its eroded Pink Cliffs, coupled with contrasting brilliant white limestone pinnacles jutting out into its canyons. At an elevation of 10,000 feet (3,043 m), it is the highest park where 1,700 year old Bristlecone Pine tree thrive.
Our book is a driving tour book, with suggestions of what to visit, preferred walks and photographs, coupled with very detailed instructions of how to navigate there. This is accomplished by using a meticulous identification of mileposts (one every mile) found along every improved road. When those mile posts are not available, we use actual miles from a designated reference point. By providing a mile-by-mile description of your selected trip, you will always know your exact location. We’ve also included many Internet references allowing you to fully plan your trip at home. If your e-reader supports it, just click on that link for more touring information. Also, there are YouTube videos of hiking trails and driving experiences. Where applicable, Global Positioning data (GPS) is supplied, to complement walking tours in remote areas. Appendixes provide tour information from medical, history to area maps.
Book organization is simple. For example, Trip 1 is from St. George, Utah to Zion –mile by mile. Within that trip are many other tour opportunities, as shown in the Table of Contents below. Clicking on a Table of Contents subject quickly leaps you to that selected area of interest. Under 1.0 Information of that tour, there are hyperlinks to other sections within that tour.
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Trip 1 - To Zion from St. George, Utah
Tour 1-1 Historic Washington Cotton Mill
Tour 1-2 Silver Reef Ghost Town
Tour 1-3 Kolob Canyon (north Zion)
Tour 1-4 Mile Post Route to Zion
Tour 1-5 Kolob Terrace Road
Tour 1-6 Town of Hurricane
Tour 1-7 Pah Tempe Springs
Tour 1-8 Town of Touquerville
Tour 1-9 Petrified Forest
Tour 1-10 Grafton Ghost Town
Tour 1-11 Town of Springdale
Tour 1-12 Zion National Park
Tour 1-12-1 - East Zion Backcountry Trailheads
Trip 2.0 - To Bryce Canyon from Zion
Tour 2-1 Mt. Carmel History
Tour 2-2 Orderville United Order Society
Tour 2-3 Red Canyon Park
Tour 2-4 To Widstoe Ghost Town, Pine Lake & Powell Point
Tour 2-4-A To Powell Point
Tour 2-4-B To Town of Escalante
Tour 2-5 Bryce National Park
Tour 2-5-1 Utah Prairie Dogs
Tour 2-6 Town of Panguitch
Tour 2-7 Butch Cassidy’s Childhood Home
Trip 3 - To Cedar Breaks National Monument
Tour 3-1 Ice Cave, Cascade Falls and Navajo Lake
Tour 3-2 Cedar City
Tour 3-2-1 Parowan Gap Petroglyphs
Tour 3-3 Cedar Breaks National Monument
Tour 3-4 To Town of Panguitch Lake
Appendix - 2 Medical Precautions
Appendix - 3 National Public lands history.
Appendix - 4 Camping
Appendix - 5 Photography Hints
Appendix - 6 Mormon History
Appendix - 7 Foreign Visitor Guide