Lizzie's Heritage Inn - Best Country Inn - Utah 2018
Located in the idyllic town of Parowan in Utah, Lizzie's Heritage Inn is nestled in the original site first settled in southern Utah in 1851.
Crossing the International Bridge into Canada
Driving from Sault Ste Marie, Michigan across the International Bridge into Sault Ste Marie, Ontario.
Zion national park, Utah, United states 1
Zion national park, Utah, United States 1999 - squirrel
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Zion National Park is located in the Southwestern United States, near Springdale, Utah. A prominent feature of the 229-square-mile (590 km2) park is Zion Canyon, which is 15 miles (24 km) long and up to half a mile (800 m) deep, cut through the reddish and tan-colored Navajo Sandstone by the North Fork of the Virgin River. The lowest elevation is 3,666 ft (1,117 m) at Coalpits Wash and the highest elevation is 8,726 ft (2,660 m) at Horse Ranch Mountain. Located at the junction of the Colorado Plateau, Great Basin, and Mojave Desert regions, the park's unique geography and variety of life zones allow for unusual plant and animal diversity. Numerous plant species as well as 289 species of birds, 75 mammals (including 19 species of bat), and 32 reptiles inhabit the park's four life zones: desert, riparian, woodland, and coniferous forest. Zion National Park includes mountains, canyons, buttes, mesas, monoliths, rivers, slot canyons, and natural arches.
Human habitation of the area started about 8,000 years ago with small family groups of Native Americans; the semi-nomadic Basketmaker Anasazi (300 CE) stem from one of these groups. In turn, the Virgin Anasazi culture (500 CE) developed as the Basketmakers settled in permanent communities.A different group, the Parowan Fremont, lived in the area as well. Both groups moved away by 1300 and were replaced by the Parrusits and several other Southern Paiute subtribes. Mormons came into the area in 1858 and settled there in the early 1860s. In 1909 the President of the United States, William Howard Taft, named the area a National Monument to protect the canyon, under the name of Mukuntuweap National Monument. In 1918, however, the acting director of the newly created National Park Service changed the park's name to Zion, the name used by the Mormons. According to historian Hal Rothman: The name change played to a prevalent bias of the time. Many believed that Spanish and Indian names would deter visitors who, if they could not pronounce the name of a place, might not bother to visit it. The new name, Zion, had greater appeal to an ethnocentric audience. The United States Congress established the monument as a National Park on November 19, 1919. The Kolob section was proclaimed a separate Zion National Monument in 1937, but was incorporated into the park in 1956.
The geology of the Zion and Kolob canyons area includes 9 formations that together represent 150 million years of mostly Mesozoic-aged sedimentation. At various periods in that time warm, shallow seas, streams, ponds and lakes, vast deserts, and dry near-shore environments covered the area. Uplift associated with the creation of the Colorado Plateaus lifted the region 10,000 feet (3,000 m) starting 13 million years ago.
Zion national park Utah
Utah's Scenic Byway 143 is also known as the Patchwork Parkway and follows a course through the cities of Brian Head, Panguitch and Parowan and passes Cedar Breaks National Monument. This National Scenic Byway is close to Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park in southwestern Utah.
Time Lapse: West Yellowstone, Wyoming through the Rocky Mountains to Spokane, Washington
July 15, 2016 - Go west, young man! And lo, I did. In my penultimate day of my trip, I make the long journey from West Yellowstone, Wyoming, at the western edge of the park with the same name, through the Rocky Mountains of Montana and Idaho to the inland metropolis of Spokane, Washington.
Along the way I pass by many mountains, rivers, and lakes, including two major mountain passes on the I-90: Homestake Pass over the Continental Divide, and Lookout Pass over the Idaho/Montana state line.
St.George, Utah- Trip Advisors #1 travel hotspot for 2009
Highlights of the St. George, Utah area - TripAdvisor's number 1 travel hotspot for 2009. Visit AtoZion.com for more info.
Town and City Video Tours - Salina, Utah
Driving towards Las Vegas from Colorado can be a tiring drive through Utah (Until you hit St. George etc on the west side). We decided to stop at the first populated area after miles of travelling! This area was called Salina, UT... Check it out!
Salina (/səˈlaɪnə/ sə-ly-nə) is a city in Sevier County, Utah, United States. The population was 2,393 at the 2000 census.
In 1866 troubles with Indians who used the area as their hunting ground (the Black Hawk War (Utah)) forced the white settlers to retreat to the Manti area. They returned to Salina in 1871, organized a militia, and constructed a fort and buildings for a school and a church. At that time they discovered coal deposits in almost inexhaustible quantities in the canyon east of the settlement.
A creek north of the settlement was tapped to provide water for irrigation, domestic purposes, and to power various enterprises such as sawmills, grist mills, salt refineries and generation of electricity. The Sevier River was tapped in 1874, and by 1908 the area west of the settlement was being fully cultivated.
In June 1891 the settlement was connected to the state's railroad system, and that year the central area was incorporated as a town. It soon became the shipping terminal between the area settlements and the rest of the state. In 1913 the town was re-incorporated as a city.
During World War II, Salina contained a POW camp, housing 250 German prisoners both of the Wehrmacht and the Waffen-SS. On the night of July 8, 1945, Private Clarence Bertucci climbed one of the guard towers and took aim at the tents where the prisoners were sleeping. He fired 250 rounds from a light machine gun and managed to hit some thirty tents in his fifteen-second rampage. By the time a corporal managed to disarm Bertucci, six prisoners were dead and an additional twenty-two were wounded (three would later die of their wounds).
This incident was called the Salina Massacre. Bertucci, who was from New Orleans, was declared insane and spent the remainder of his life in an institution.
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Las Vegas to Mesquite, Nevada on Interstate 15 Dashcam
The drive out of Las Vegas, headed north, is one of my favorite desert landscapes, probably because if I'm there, I'm usually just starting on some great vacation. And that's exactly what I was doing when I recorded this video, on I-15 headed north, from Vegas to Mesquite near the Arizona state line. Enjoy the drive!
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Pictures from Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park
Tour of Utah Towns 2005
A video tribute highlighting the towns of Utah with an accompaning filk of Kokomo.