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nc" A #ord About Hikin """ Hikin is b$ %ar the &ost 'o'ular acti(it$ in state and national 'arks" Most o% the hikin in(ol(es %ollowin clearl$ &arked trails" )%%*trail tra(el +co&&onl$ re%erred to as bushwhackin , is 'racticed b$ the &ore ad(enturous hikers - es'eciall$ in the clearer, less*'o'ulated areas o% the 'arks" .rails in &an$ state 'arks ha(e been rated accordin to distance and de ree o% di%%icult$" !% $ou are not sure which trails are a''ro'riate %or $ou and $our %a&il$, talk to a 'ark ran er" !% $ou do not exercise re ularl$, start on be inner trails and increase $our distances raduall$" .rail &a's are usuall$ a(ailable either at the trailhead or at the ran er station" #hile trail &arkin s (ar$ widel$, there are a %ew co&&on indicators that e(er$one should be %a&iliar with" Periodic 'aint blazes on trees or rocks are clearl$ the &ost 'o'ular ðod o% &arkin a trail" Plastic &arkers are o%ten nailed to trees or &etal si ns are &ounted on their own wooden 'osts" #here there are no trees, trails &a$ be &arked with 'iles o% rocks" !% $ou want to o bushwhackin , be care%ul" Make $our %irst atte&'ts in o'en areas with li&ited under rowth, such as a desert area where the terrain is a little easier to tackle" Bushwhackin throu h areas o% dense (e etation is %or the &ore ex'erienced hiker and should onl$ be atte&'ted with &a', water and co&'ass in hand" #hether $ou are bushwhackin or %ollowin desi nated trails, set a 'ace that will &ake the ex'erience en/o$able %or $ou" 0ou are not in a race and can better take in the surroundin s i% $ou are walkin at a co&%ortable s'eed" 1e&e&ber that oin too %ast can ruin all the %un and burn $ou out" Stu&blin or tri''in is a clear si n that $ou need to slow down" .ake %re2uent rest sto's" 3on4t wait %or %ati ue to tell $ou it4s ti&e to slow down" A 56* to 57*&inute sto' e(er$ hour or so is a ood idea to be in with" A%ter a while $ou will know what is best %or $ou" 3on4t s'eed o(er the rou h areas o% a trail" #atch out %or tree roots and old lo s that &a$ be da&' and sli''er$" !% $ou are uncertain as to $our %ootin it is wise to crouch8 lowerin $our center o% ra(it$ will reduce the likelihood o% %allin " Stee' trails ha(e caused &ore than one hiker to lose their balance and take a tu&ble" 3escendin tends to be &ore hazardous than ascendin and re2uires a little &ore attention" Hold on to s&all trees or rocks to balance $oursel%" #hen in doubt, sittin and easin $our wa$ down on $our rear &i ht /ust be the wa$ to o" !t is i&'ortant to choose a trail that is co&%ortable %or e(er$one" 0oun er children should be introduced to hikin with short walks" !t is &ore %un and educational i% the$ can be in(ol(ed in 'lannin the hike" 9hecklist %or a 3a$ Hike : 'airs o% hikin socks Hikin boots ;iner socks 3a$ 'ack ;on 'ants
#ater bottle ;on *slee(ed shirt #ater'roo% 'oncho Shell 'arka or windbreaker <xtra sweater .oilet Pa'er Snack %oods Plastic litter ba Ma' .rail uidebook 9o&'ass =irst aid kit =lashli ht Pocket kni%e Matches !n war& weather add: !n cold weather add: .*shirt Additional la$ers Shorts 9a' or hat <xtra water .her&al underwear Bu re'ellent Sunscreen Sun hat Hikin Sa%et$ Hike with a %riend" .ake 'lent$ o% drinkin water" ;et so&eone at the ca&' or at ho&e know where $ou are oin and when $ou 'lan to return" 3on4t take shortcuts on switchback trails"
Arizona State Parks Arizona State Parks s$ste& has :> natural, cultural and recreational 'arks currentl$ o'en to the 'ublic" .wo 'arks, ?artchner 9a(erns and )racle, are bein de(elo'ed and will not be o'en %or a %ew $ears" .he natural and recreational 'arks are o'en $ear*round, while the historic 'arks ha(e nor&al business hours and are closed on 9hrist&as 3a$" Mc=arland is closed on .uesda$ and #ednesda$" Slide 1ock, .onto National Brid e and 1ed 1ock ha(e no ca&'in %acilities" 9a&'in & Hikin Most o% Arizona4s natural and cultural 'arks are dotted with ca&'sites and laced b$ trails" .he roads leadin to the 'arks usuall$ ha(e a co&&ercial ca&'site %or 1@s, co&'lete with cable .@" A word to the wise: Be sure to reach $our ca&' round earl$, es'eciall$ durin the late s'rin and %all &onths" Sites are a(ailable %or a s&all %ee on a %irst*co&e, %irst*ser(ed basis" 3e(elo'ed sites usuall$ include runnin water, restroo&s, and 1@ hook*u's"
Hikers can choose %ro& trails that wind throu h desert, head o(er &ountains, (enture dee' into %orests or &eander around cit$ 'eri&eters" .here are &an$ &iles o% &arked 'aths challen in e(en the &ost ex'erienced hiker" )n the trail, be sure to carr$ 'lent$ o% water" Note that backcountr$ hikers &i ht &eet 'oisonous snakes %ace to %ace" Be alertA 9heck with the local o(ernin a enc$ to see whether %ires are 'er&itted in the area $ou are 'lannin to (isit" Ne(er (enture out without a ood &a', which $ou can 'ick u' at the 'ark o%%ice" 1ead the Hikin section at the be innin o% this book %or 'ro'er conduct, sa%et$ ti's, and eneral rules to be obser(ed while in the backcountr$" Bikin 3es'ite the hot Arizona sun, bic$clin is a 'o'ular s'ort throu hout the state" 3esert trails, &ountain 'asses and the o'en road call c$clists to the challen e" <x'erts will caution $ou to be in $our tri' with 'lent$ o% water, cool clothin , 'lent$ o% sun screen and, o% course, a li htwei ht tourin bike" =or s'eci%ic in%or&ation on bike 'aths in the Phoenix area, contact the Marico'a 9ount$ Parks 1ecreation 3e'art&ent" tel" +B6:, :C:* DDC5" =ishin 3on4t be sur'rised as %ish /u&' out o% cool &ountain strea&s and &an*&ade lakes Arizona is a %isher&an4s drea&" 1ainbow, brown, brook, and cut*throat trout test the skills o% an lers, alon with cat%ish, cra''ie, bass, 'ike and blue ill" .i': Hunt %or a s'ot on San 9arlos ;ake %or the best bass %ishin " Huntin .ake $our choice %ro& elk, deer, bear, &ountain lion, bu%%alo, turke$, 2uail, antelo'e, oose and rabbit" Make sure to obtain the re2uired 'er&its %ro& the Arizona Ga&e and =ish 3e'art&ent at :::5 # Greenwa$ 1oad, Phoenix, AE D76:F, tel" +B6:, G>:*F666" .he$ will also i(e $ou in%or&ation about huntin seasons and a &a' o% 'er&itted areas" 1i(er 1a%tin 1a%tin and ka$akin tri's down the 9olorado 1i(er and throu h 'arts o% the Grand 9an$on are 'o'ular with (isitors and locals alike" 9hallen in one*da$ to two*week tri's are o%%ered durin the su&&er" .he Arizona 3e't" o% .ouris& has a current list o% o'erators +see below," 9anoein .he &ost 'o'ular canoe tri' that 'ro(ides swi%t currents without the dan ers o% ra'ids is the da$*lon .o'ock Gor e excursion on the 9olorado 1i(er" Be innin at .o'ock, canoeists tra(el throu h a 'ictures2ue wildli%e re%u e to 9astle 1ock at the to' end o% ;ake Ha(asu" 9anoe rentals are readil$ a(ailable" #ant to ?now MoreH !% $ou need &ore in%or&ation on an$ o% the 'arks throu hout the state, contact: Arizona State Parks D66 # #ashin ton Phoenix, AE D766C +B6:, 7>:*>5C> Ala&o ;ake State Park ;ocation: Northwest o% #ickenbur , near #endon, o%% Hi hwa$ B6"Access is (ia FD &iles o% 'a(ed road"
An oasis %or an lers and nature lo(ers, Ala&o ;ake State Park o%%ers classic Sonoran 3esert scener$ and the 'ro&ise o% uncrowded (iews" Princi'all$ a %lood control reser(oir, the 'ark is located on the Bill #illia&s 1i(er, about F6 &iles be%ore it enters the 9olorado 1i(er" !t sits in the heart o% one o% Arizona4s wide*o'en s'aces: the uns'oiled Bill #illia&s 1i(er @alle$" Althou h the lake4s water le(el %luctuates si ni%icantl$, the water tee&s with lar e&outh bass and cat%ish" An abundance o% outdoor acti(ities includes wildli%e watchin and hikin a ainst a backdro' o% the 'ictures2ue 1awhide and Buckskin &ountains" =or those who want to et awa$ %ro& it all, Ala&o ;ake State Park o%%ers un'aralleled ad(anta es in relaxation, clean air and 2uiet" )(erni ht uests ha(e a choice o% unde(elo'ed or de(elo'ed ca&'sites, or co&'lete hooku's with water, sewer, and electricit$" Showers, a du&' station, and boat launchin %acilities are also a(ailable" A store in the 'ark o%%ers %ishin tackle, li(e bait, lures, rental boats, ice, and ca&'in su''lies +no asoline or 'ro'ane," =or nature lo(ers, there are 'lent$ o% wild%lowers in the s'rin , and &an$ s'ecies o% birds to ad&ire, includin water%owl" .he bald and olden ea le are %re2uentl$ seen around the lake" )ther wildli%e %re2uentl$ seen in the area includes %ox, co$ote, &ule and deer" .he 'ark is also known %or its resident wild burro" Ala&o ;ake was %or&ed b$ the construction o% a da& on the Bill #illia&s 1i(er b$ the US Ar&$ 9or's o% <n ineers" 9onstruction o% the da& be an in 5GB> and was co&'leted in 5GBD" .he 'ark and recreational %acilities were dedicated in No(e&ber, 5GBG" .he Bill #illia&s 1i(er is %or&ed where the Santa Maria 1i(er and the Bi Sand$ 1i(er co&e to ether at the u''er end o% the lake" .hese ri(ers ha(e a draina e area o% >,CC6 s2uare &iles" Hea($ run*o%% %ro& rain stor&s in the draina e area has caused the lake to rise as &uch as 566 %eet - 55 %eet ha(e been ained o(erni ht" .he &aintained recreation 'ool o% F,666 to >,666 sur%ace acres has created one o% the best war&*water %isheries in the Southwest %or bass, blue ill, and cat%ish" A word o% caution: .he desert can be harsh and dan erous, but it is also (er$ %ra ile" Hel' 'rotect it, and $oursel%, b$ ca&'in in desi nated areas, and b$ kee'in $our (ehicles on &aintained roadwa$s"
=or %urther in%or&ation contact the Park Su'erintendent, Ala&o ;ake State Park, P) Box FD, #enden, AE D7F7C" tel" +B6:, BBG*:6DD" Bo$ce .ho&'son Southwestern Arboretu& ;ocation: <ast o% Phoenix, F &iles west o% Su'erior alon Hi hwa$ B6" .he arboretu& is coo'erati(el$ &ana ed b$ the Uni(ersit$ o% Arizona and the Bo$ce .ho&'son Arboretu& Board" !t was established in the earl$ 5G:64s b$ botanical enthusiast #illia& Bo$ce .ho&'son" #hile rowin into a &a/or center %or 'lant research, it has also blosso&ed into a lush desert arden" Arid*re ion 'lants and trees %ro& around the world line scenic walks throu h the arden4s F7 acres" .he arboretu&4s shaded 'icnic area is ideal %or a leisurel$ lunch"
@isit an$ti&e and &an$ ti&es" .here is alwa$s soðin new to see, to learn, and to en/o$" #alk the shaded 'aths in su&&er" !n %all, see red and olden autu&n lea(es, color%ul %ruits and berries" #ar& winter sun brin s bloo&s to &an$ o% the stran e and &ar(elous succulent 'lants %ro& other lands" S'rin bursts in with a 'ro%usion o% cacti and %lowers in the ardens and reenhouses" .he 'lants are studied in &an$ wa$s: %or drou ht*tolerance, use%ulness to &an, landsca'in 'otential, and their 'lace in the ecos$ste&" Be in $our (isit at the @isitor 9enter" )n the National 1e ister o% Historic Sites, this 'ictures2ue buildin houses dis'la$s, an in%or&ation center, and the Arboretu& i%t sho', containin a %ine bookstore" Nu&erous s'ecies o% unusual cacti, succulents and water* e%%icient trees and shrubs are %or sale" .wo ad/acent lass houses erected in 5G:> exhibit collections o% cacti and other succulents" Nature trails wind throu h F7 acres o% rounds, sa&'lin the &an$ lo(el$ 'lantin s and (istas" #ildli%e abounds" A shaded 'icnic area in(ites leisurel$ lunchin " Arboretu& s'ecial e(ents, inter'reti(e dis'la$s, lecture series and worksho's are scheduled throu hout the $ear"
<x'erience a $ear*round arden o% &an$ deli hts" See a (eritable Noah4s Ark o% desert 'lants" #alk beneath &a/estic shade trees and between soarin can$on walls" ;isten to the &ur&ur o% Iueen 9reek and the son s o% &an$ birds" S&ell the clean air, the %ra rant %lowers, dr$ lea(es under %oot" 1elax" <sca'e" <n/o$A =or %urther in%or&ation contact the Su'erintendent, Bo$ce .ho&'son Southwestern Arboretu&, FCB57 <" Hi hwa$ B6, Su'erior, AE D7:CF" tel" +B6:, BDG*:D55" Buckskin Mountain State Park ;ocation: .he 'ark and its associated 1i(er !sland Unit are a''roxi&atel$55 &iles north o% Parker o%% Hi hwa$ G7" Nestled a ainst the Buckskin Mountain ran e and situated alon the lower 9olorado 1i(er at an ele(ation o% B>6 %eet, Buckskin Mountain State Park is located in a dra&aticall$ scenic re ion o% the Moha(e 3esert" .he Buckskin ran e is ho&e to the reclusi(e desert bi horn shee'" Hikers are enticed to ex'lore the area (ia three de(elo'ed trails that ascend stee' blu%%s to 'anora&ic o(erlooks" .he ri(er attracts boaters, water skiers, and swi&&ers to this recreation area" An lers (ie %or lar e&outh bass, cra''ie, channel cat%ish, and blue ill" A le(el %ishin 'ad is 'ro(ided %or wheelchair access" .he see&in l$ desolate landsca'e hosts an abundance o% li%e %or&s ada'ted to extre&e heat, includin such 'lant li%e as cholla, sa uaro, barrel cacti, 'alo (erde and creosote" A short*li(ed s'rin bursts %orth with a dazzlin dis'la$ o% desert wild%lowers, includin old and oran e 9ali%ornia 'o''ies, be%ore 2uickl$ %adin to searin su&&er" 9o$otes and /ack rabbits en a e in an a e*old con%lict where sur(i(al is the 'rize" .he 'ark ca&' round 'ro(ides lawn and shade, beach areas, and other a&enities, o%%erin a welco&e contrast to the surroundin en(iron&ent" A &ild winter cli&ate brin s &$riad recreational o''ortunities %or (isitors, includin ca&'in , hikin , %ishin , and birdwatchin " 3urin the su&&er &onths, water s'orts rei n8 waterskiin , tubin , %ishin , and boatin on the 9olorado 1i(er" 3a$ tri's to the ;ondon Brid e, 9olorado 1i(er !ndian .ribe Museu&, and Parker 3a& &a$ be en/o$ed $ear*round" Buckskin Mountain Scenic .rail +: &iles,, ;i htnin Bolt .rail +a hal%*&ile,, and #ed e Hill .rail +a 2uarter*&ile at the 1i(er !sland Unit, 'ro(ide 'anora&ic (iews o% the 9olorado 1i(er @alle$" Hikers will see desert habitat and old 'ros'ectin clai&s" ?ee' in &ind: .e&'eratures can be extre&e, o%ten exceedin 556= in su&&er" A(oid o(erexertion and o(erex'osure to the sun" 9arr$ a&'le water and tra(el with a co&'anion" 1h$olite rock cli%%s are unstable and not sa%e to cli&b" Swi& at $our own risk8 no li%e uards are on dut$" )bser(e laws 'ertainin to water acti(ities, and use ood sa%et$ sense" 1an ers will ladl$ answer 2uestions" Buckskin Point includes BC ca&'sites with water and electricit$8 :5 cabana units with electricit$8 sanitar$ du&' station8 shower and restroo& %acilities8 boat launch area8 children4s 'la$ round8 (olle$ball and basketball courts8 Buckskin Market + roceries, be(era es, tackle, swi&wear,8 as dock8 Buckskin @isitor 9enter" 1i(er !sland Unit has :: ca&'sites with water8 5F tent sites without hooku's8 shower and restroo& %acilities8 sanitar$ du&' station8 boat launch area8 rou' use area with %ire 'it8 shaded ra&ada %or rou' use8 1i(er !sland Market + roceries, tackle, %ishin licenses, swi&wear," 9ontact the Buckskin Mtn" State Park, 7>C75 Hi hwa$ G7, Parker, AE D7F>>" tel" +B6:, BBC*F:F58 1i(er !sland Unit, tel" +B6:, BBC*FFDB"
9atalina State Park ;ocation: Northeast o% .ucson, o%% Hi hwa$ DG" At the base o% the Santa 9atalina Mountains near .ucson, 9atalina co(ers o(er 7,766 acres" A (ast arra$ o% desert 'lants and wildli%e inhabit the %oothills, can$ons, and strea&s o% this hi h desert 'ark" .he landsca'e in(ites ca&'in , 'icnickin , and birdwatchin &ore than 576 s'ecies o% birds call the 'ark ho&e" An e2uestrian center 'ro(ides a sta in area %or trail riders and 'lent$ o% trailer 'arkin too" Miles o% e2uestrian, birdin , and hikin trails wind throu h the 'ark and the 9oronado National =orest" 9attail 9o(e State Park ;ocation: 57 &iles south o% ;ake Ha(asu 9it$, o%% Hi hwa$ G7" 9attail 9o(e State Park 'ro(ides the con(enience o% ca&'in and the solitude o% a ca&'site accessible onl$ b$ boat" .his 'o'ular s'ot and the nearb$ Sand'oint 1esort and Marina o%%er (isitors the co&%ort o% ho&e and the beaut$ o% ;ake Ha(asu" 0ear*round water recreation has been raised to an art %or& her" 9attail 9o(e has &odern lakeside ca&'in %acilities" !t is an exce'tional 'ark" A uni2ue %eature here is that $ou can tra(el to o(er 5>6 boat*access*onl$ ca&'sites alon the shore o% ;ake Ha(asu between 9attail 9o(e and #indsor Beach" #rite: P) Box 5GG6, ;ake Ha(asu, AE DB>67, tel" +7:6, D77*5::F" 3ead Horse 1anch State Park ;ocation: !n 9ottonwood, o%% 56th Street"
3on4t be alar&ed b$ its na&e8 this state 'ark is next to the co&&unit$ o% 9ottonwood in the scenic @erde @alle$ and is ali(e with ani&al and hu&an acti(it$" Perha's best known as a JnestK %or birdwatchers, the 'ark is also %a(ored %or 'icnickin , ca&'in , canoein , horseback ridin , and strea& and 'ond %ishin " #alkin trails &eander alon the shad$ banks o% the @erde 1i(er" .he 'ark, with its %ull*%acilit$ ca&' round, is also a ood base %or ex'lorin other attractions in and around the @erde @alle$"
3ead Horse 1anch State Park 'ro(ides an o''ortunit$ to en/o$ the scenic attractions o% central Arizona" 9a&'in , 'icnickin , %ishin , hikin , and birdwatchin are /ust a %ew o% the 'ursuits o'en to 'ark (isitors" )(er 566 bird s'ecies and F76 nati(e 'lant s'ecies ha(e been identi%ied within the 'ark" A &a/or 'ortion o% the 'ark4s F:7 acres borders the @erde 1i(er, allowin (isitors to en/o$ both desert and ri'arian (e etation and scener$" 9a&'in : >7 ca&'sites +run on a %irst*co&e, %irst*ser(ed basis, with tables, rills, electricit$, water, and a restroo& area with showers" A sanitar$ du&' station is near the entrance to the 'ark" Picnickin : 9onsistin o% :B sites, the shaded 'icnic area includes tables, rills, water, and restroo&s" .rails be in at the 'icnic area and wind alon the banks o% the ri(er" .his is an excellent 'lace to s'ot area wildli%e, or to cool o%% in the water" =ishin : .he @erde 1i(er and the Park ;a oon 'ro(ide reat %ishin o''ortunities" .he %our*acre la oon is stocked with 'an%ish, cat%ish, bass and, in winter &onths, trout" An Arizona %ishin license is re2uired at this and all state 'arks where %ishin is 'er&itted +see J#ant to ?now More"""K section at the be innin o% this cha'ter," Sorr$, no swi&&in allowed in the la oon" =acilities a(ailable b$ reser(ation: A rou' ca&' round acco&&odatin u' to 76 sel%* contained recreational (ehicles" A rou' ra&ada %or 'icnickin is a(ailable %or rou's o% u' to 76 'eo'le" =or %urther in%or&ation, contact the Park Su'erintendent, 3ead Horse 1anch State Park, P) Box 5>>, 9ottonwood, AE DBF:B" tel" +B6:, BF>*7:DF" =ort @erde State Historic Park ;ocation: !n 9a&' @erde, o%% Hi hwa$ :B6" =ort @erde State Historic Park was a &a/or base %or General Geor e 9rook4s scouts, soldiers and 'ack &ules durin the !ndian ca&'ai ns o% the 5DC64s" .he scouts and soldiers were char ed with s2uelchin A'ache and 0a(a'ai !ndian u'risin s in the late 5D664s" .he ho&es on J)%%icer4s 1owK re%lect the li(es o% %rontier &ilitar$ 'ersonnel" .he o%%icers4 2uarters are o'en to (isitors and de'ict what li%e was like on the %rontier" .he %ort itsel% is a &useu&, located in the old head2uarters buildin s" !t dis'la$s arti%acts that ex'lain the histor$ and ðods o% %rontier soldierin " Militar$ occu'ation o% the @erde @alle$ be an in 5DB7 at the re2uest o% settlers who had established %ar&s near the @erde 1i(er at #est 9lear 9reek /unction, %i(e &iles south o% the 'resent 9a&' @erde" .here the$ built a crude da& and di(erted water to irri ate cro's which 'ro&ised to brin hi h 'rices in su''l$*short Prescott +then Arizona4s territorial ca'ital, and its hun r$ &inin ca&'s in the nearb$ hills" .he in%lux o% An lo and Mexican &iners se(erel$ disru'ted the huntin and atherin ðods o% the .onto A'ache and 0a(a'ai !ndians" #hen !ndians raided @erde @alle$ %ields %or corn, settlers called on the Ar&$ %or 'rotection" .he late 5DB64s and earl$ 5DC64s saw &a/or con%licts" .he %irst &ilitar$ 'ost +5DB7, o(erlooked the %ar&s at #est 9lear 9reek" .he next 'ost, 9a&' ;incoln, was a &ile north o% the 'resent site and was used %ro& 5DBB to 5DC5" .he current 'ost was built in 5DC5*5DCF" !t contained &ore than :6 buildin s arran ed around a 'arade round" ;ike other 'osts o% the 'eriod, it ne(er had a wall around it and was ne(er attacked" !t ser(ed as a sta in base %or &ilitar$ o'erations in the surroundin countr$side"
.wo co&'anies o% ca(alr$ and two o% in%antr$ were stationed at this 'ost" .he in%antr$ built a wa on road west to =ort #hi''le near Prescott and east to =ort A'ache" ;ater called the 9rook 1oad, a%ter General Geor e 9rook, it s'eeded troo's and su''lies alon the Mo ollon 1i&" Between 5DCF and 5DC7 nearl$ 5,766 !ndians %ro& (arious bands were 'laced on an D66* s2uare*&ile reser(ation with head2uarters near the 'resent town o% 9ottonwood" .hese !ndians built an irri ation ditch and had 7B acres under culti(ation in 5DC>" .he entire 'o'ulation was, howe(er, u'rooted and &o(ed to the San 9arlow A enc$ near Globe" .he 56*da$ trek in the cold o% late =ebruar$, 5DC7, resulted in death %or so&e o% the !ndians %ro& ex'osure, insu%%icient %ood, and a %actional %i ht" So&e o% the 'eo'le returned to the @erde @alle$ a%ter 5G66, but the %or&er reser(ation had been o'ened to &iners and settlers in 5DCC" A%ter 5DC7, the Ar&$4s &ain concern was to kee' !ndians on the San 9arlos and =ort A'ache reser(ations" 1ene ades were hunted down b$ !ndian scouts let b$ Al Sieber" An u'risin in 5DD: led to the last &a/or battle with A'aches in Arizona" .he insur ents were trailed to a can$on FC &iles east o% =ort @erde" .he ensuin Bi 3r$ #ash %i ht resulted in the death or return to reser(ations o% all rene ades in(ol(ed" 9a&' @erde had been rena&ed =ort @erde in 5DCG to si ni%$ 'er&anence but, with the cessations o% raids in 5DD:, the 'ost beca&e less i&'ortant" !t was abandoned in 5DG5 to the 3e'art&ent o% the !nterior, who sold it at 'ublic auction in 5DGG" ;ocal citizens be an a &useu& in the ad&inistration buildin in 5G7B, and donated se(eral buildin s to create =ort @erde State Historic Park in 5GC6" .he site was 'laced on the National 1e ister o% Historic Places in 5GC5" .he 56 acres include three o%%icers4 2uarters, the %oundations o% two others, the ad&inistration buildin , and a 'ortion o% the 'arade round" =or %urther in%or&ation contact the Park Su'erintendent, =ort @erde State Historic Park, P) Box FGC, 9a&' @erde, AE DBF::" tel" +B6:, 7BC*F:C7" Ho&olo(i 1uins State Park ;ocation: F &iles northeast o% #inslow, Arizona" .ake !nterstate >6 to <xit :7C8 then o 5"F &iles north on Hi hwa$ DC" .he Ho'i elders tell o% the &i ration o% their ancestors, the Hisat4sino&, who &o(ed %ro& 'lace to 'lace to &ark the boundaries o% their ho&eland" =ollowin the instructions o% Masau, who in Ho'i tradition owns this world and a(e 'er&ission %or hu&ankind to li(e here, the 'eo'le built their ho&es and 'lanted their %ields" .he ruined walls and scattered, broken 'otter$ are elo2uent testi&on$ o% the 'eo'le that once li(ed in this 'lace" .he Ho&olo(i 'ueblos, alon with other 'rehistoric sites in northern Arizona, are still sacred to the Ho'i 'eo'le" 9lan elders %ro& the Ho'i &esas u' to B7 &iles north o% the 'ark continue to &ake 'il ri&a es to these sites, renewin the ties o% their 'eo'le with the land"
.here continue to be re&arkable si&ilarities between the architecture, 'otter$ st$les, and art &oti%s o% the Ho'i 'eo'le and the 'rehistoric inhabitants o% Ho&olo(i" Archeolo ists use the ter& Anasazi %or the 'eo'le who li(ed in this re ion durin the 5>th centur$" <(er$ Lune and Lul$, archeolo ists and (olunteers care%ull$ search the cla$ hills and windblown sands %or new cha'ters in the stor$ o% these 'eo'le and their %orerunners, the Paleo*!ndians and the Basket&akers" Much in%or&ation has been lost throu h the $ears because o% the destructi(e acti(ities o% &is uided 'ri(ate collectors and the de'redations o% dealers in anti2uities" Still, there are &an$ re&ains that bear e(idence o% the in enuit$ and skill o% the Ho&olo(i 'eo'le" !&&ediatel$ to the north o% Ho&olo(i 1uins State Park li(e the Na(a/o 'eo'le, the 3in" Althou h the$ arri(ed a%ter the Ho&olo(i le%t, the Na(a/o ha(e also had reat in%luence on the art and culture o% northern Arizona"
.hrou hout the $ear, (isitors to Ho&olo(i 1uins State Park can ex'lore the area and 'artici'ate in a (ariet$ o% 'ro ra&s 'ro(ided b$ 'ark sta%% &e&bers and (olunteers" Please show res'ect %or this sacred 'lace" Althou h arti%acts, ruins, and rock art within the 'ark are 'rotected b$ state and %ederal laws, each (isitor should hel' 'resere this 'recious herita e b$ lea(in thin s as the$ are %ound" .he 'ark consists o% o(er >,666 acres at an ele(ation o% >,G66 %eet" More than F66 archeolo ical sites ha(e been identi%ied within the 'ark boundaries, includin %our &a/or 5>th*centur$ 'ueblos" .he ca&' round has 7: s'aces, a restroo&Mshower buildin , 'icnic tables, and rills" A da$*use area is a(ailable %or 'icnics" Se(eral hikin trails wind throu h 'ueblo ruins and 'etro l$'hs8 another leads to the historic Sunset 9e&eter$ - all that re&ains o% a settle&ent that de(elo'ed %ro& the Mor&on i&&i ration o% 5DCB" =or %urther in%or&ation, contact the Park Su'erintendent, Ho&olo(i 1uins State Park, H9BF * Box 7, #inslow, AE DB6>C" tel" +B6:, :DG*>56B8 .33 %or the hearin i&'aired, tel" +B6:, :DG*>>:5" Lero&e State Historic Park ;ocation: !n Lero&e, o%% Hi hwa$ DG*A" Lero&e4s &odern histor$ be an in 5DCB when three 'ros'ectors staked clai&s on rich co''er de'osits" .he$ sold out to a rou' that went on to %or& the United @erde 9o''er 9o&'an$ in 5DDF" .he resultant &inin ca&' o% board and can(as shacks was na&ed in honor o% <u ene Lero&e, the (enture4s 'rinci'al backer" Ho'es %or the enter'rise ran hi h, but the o'eratin costs, es'eciall$ %or trans'ortation, outstri''ed 'ro%its, and the co&'an$ %olded in less than two $ears"
!t took the (ision and (ast %inancial resources o% a new owner, #illia& A" 9lar, to brin in a narrow au e railroad and reduce %rei htin costs" B$ the earl$ :6th centur$, the United @erde was the lar est 'roducin co''er &ine in the Arizona .erritor$" Lero&e was beco&in a %ra&e and brick town, and could boast o% two churches, an o'era house, a school, and se(eral ci(ic buildin s" !n 5G5:, La&es S" 3ou las 'urchased and be an de(elo'&ent o% the ;ittle 3ais$ Mine" B$ 5G5B, Lero&e had two bonanza &ines" 9o''er 'roduction 'eaked in 5G:G, but the de'ression and low rade ore de'osits re(ersed the %ortunes o% the town" .he ;ittle 3ais$ shut down in 5GFD" Phel's*3od e took o(er the United @erde in 5GF7, but loss o% 'ro%its brou ht the o'eration and Lero&e4s &inin da$s to an end in 5G7F" .he =a&il$ Grand%ather 3ou las be an this %a&il$4s in(ol(e&ent in co''er &inin u' in 9anada" Grandson Li&&$ took to &inin with usto" !t was in Nacozari, Mexico, that he ac2uired his nickna&e, 1awhide Li&&$, ins'ired b$ his use o% rawhide to reduce roller wear on a cable car incline" 3urin de(elo'&ent o% the ;ittle 3ais$ Mine in Lero&e, his &en cut into an extre&el$ rich ore (ein /ust in ti&e %or the soarin 'rices o% #orld #ar !" His eldest son, ;ewis, chose 'olitics instead o% &inin " !n 5G::, ;ewis le%t Lero&e %or Phoenix where he ser(ed in the Sixth Arizona ;e islature" His lon career took hi& to #ashin ton, 3"9", and %inall$ to <n land in 5G>C, as A&bassador to the 9ourt o% St" La&es" La&es, the $oun er son, carried on the %a&il$ tradition" His worldwide career in eolo $ brou ht hi& ho&e %or work on the ;ittle 3ais$ in its last $ears" .he Mansion .he 3ou las &ansion has been an e$e*catchin land&ark in Lero&e since 5G5B, when 1awhide Li&&$ built it on the hill /ust abo(e his ;ittle 3ais$ Mine"
Li&&$ desi ned the house as a hotel %or &inin o%%icials and in(estors as well as %or his own %a&il$" !t %eatured a wine cellar, billiard roo&, &arble shower, stea& heat and, &uch ahead o% its ti&e, a central (acuu& s$ste&" 3ou las was &ost 'roud o% the %act that the house was constructed o% adobe bricks that were &ade on the site" He also built the ;ittle 3ais$ Hotel near the &ine as a dor&itor$ %or the &iners" !ts concrete shell still stands" Acti(ities & =acilties .his %or&er ho&e is now a &useu& de(oted to the histor$ o% the Lero&e area and the 3ou las %a&il$" !t %eatures exhibits o% 'hoto ra'hs, arti%acts, and &inerals in addition to a (ideo 'resentation and a F*3 &odel o% the town with its under round &ines" )ne roo&, the 3ou las librar$, is restored in 'eriod" .he 'ark is a(ailable %or s'ecial %unctions and has been the site o% &an$ dances, weddin s, &eetin s and luncheons" .here are &ore dis'la$s outside alon with a 'icnic area o%%erin a beauti%ul 'anora&ic (iew o% the @erde @alle$" =or %urther in%or&ation, contact the Park Su'erintendent, Lero&e State Historic Park, Box 3, Lero&e, AE DBFF5" tel" +B6:, 7>:*7FD5" ;ake Ha(asu State Park ;ocation: <ast o% #inslow, o%% !*>6" ;ake Ha(asu State Park has, in addition to breathtakin sunsets, two de(elo'ed 'ark units 'ro(idin a wealth o% recreational o''ortunities" Beaches, boatin and ca&'in are o%%ered, not to &ention the historic ;ondon Brid e, which connects the &ainland to Pittsbur Point" .here are two distinct units at this water lo(ers4 'aradise" #indsor Beach is a wonder%ull$ de(elo'ed area in ;ake Ha(asu 9it$ /ust north o% the %a&ed ;ondon Brid e" +;ondon Brid e was dis&antled at its ori inal site in <n land and rebuilt in Arizona b$ de(elo'er 1obert Mc9ulloch in 5GC5", #indsor Beach is 'o'ular %or da$ use, ca&'in +a new rou' ca&' round is a(ailable b$ reser(ation,, and launchin all (arieties o% water cra%t" 9ontact Arizona State Parks, 5F66 # #ashin ton, N 56>, Phoenix, AE D766C" tel" +7:6, D77*:CD>" ;ost 3utch&an State Park ;ocation: 7 &iles northeast o% A'ache Lunction o%% State 1oute DD"
;ost 3utch&an State Park is rich with stories o% lost old and tall tales o% the )ld #est" Situated at the base o% the Su'erstition Mountains, it o%%ers ca&'in , 'icnickin and hikin " Access to nearb$ .onto National =orest ;and is also a(ailable" Since the le endar$ ;ost 3utch&an Mine has ne(er been redisco(ered, the Su'erstition Mountains draw ad(enturers seekin lost old as well as recreational riches" .he 'ark is an ideal startin 'oint, %all throu h s'rin , %or ex'loration o% the Su'erstition #ilderness" )ne o% the Phoenix &etro area4s &ost 'o'ular desert lakes, 9an$on ;ake, is onl$ F6 &inute4s dri(e %ro& this ca&' round" Most (isitors ca&', 'icnic, or hike desert trails" .he sheer*walled escar'&ent o% the Su'erstition Mountains loo&s abo(e this F66*acre desert 'ark set on the %a&ous A'ache .rail Hi hwa$" )cotillo, 'alo (erde, cholla, sa uaro, and other 'lants o% the Sonoran 3esert thri(e in this uns'oiled settin stee'ed in beaut$, histor$, and le end" .he Su'erstition Mountains +their na&e ins'ired b$ Pi&a !ndian le ends, are %a&ous as the su''osed site o% the %abled ;ost 3utch&an Mine" .he stor$ has &an$ (ariations laced with tales o% old*thirst$ S'aniards, A'ache raiders, and o% 'artnershi's dissol(ed b$ &urder" <(en toda$, zealous belie(ers clatter throu h 2uiet can$ons seekin the old o% Lacob #altz" .he 'roxi&it$ o% the Su'erstition #ilderness Area &akes the 'ark an ideal base %or hikers and horseback riders" .he 'ark o%%ers nature trails, F7 unde(elo'ed ca&'sites, restroo&s, and 'icnic %acilities, includin tables, two rou' ra&adas, and 5F sin le ra&adas" Picnic su''lies are a(ailable nearb$ and in A'ache Lunction" <n/o$ the 'ark %or a %a&il$ 'icnic, or as a hal%wa$ sto' on the wa$ to 9an$on, A'ache, and 1oose(elt lakes" =or %urther in%or&ation, contact the Park Su'erintendent, ;ost 3utch&an State Park, B56G N" A'ache .rail, A'ache Lunction, AE D7:5G" tel" +B6:, GD:*>>D7" ;$&an ;ake State Park ;ocation: 5 &ile o%% US 1oute 5G5 about 55 &iles south o% St" La&es" ;$&an ;ake State Park is the 'lace %or ca&'in , 'icnickin , %ishin and waterskiin " A slalo& water*ski course, hikin trails and ran er* uided 'etro l$'h trail are o%%ered" A lar e rou'*use area and concession area round out the a&enities at this hi h*countr$ +B,666 %eet ele(ation, lake" .he welco&in co&&ittee at ;$&an ;ake is co&'rised o% a s&all herd o% bu%%alo, owned b$ the St" Lohns 9ha&ber o% 9o&&erce, that razes beside the access road" .his 55D6*acre 'ark enco&'asses the shoreline o% a 5,766*acre reser(oir at an ele(ation o% B,666 %eet" .he lake was created in 5G57 b$ da&&in the ;ittle 9olorado 1i(er" !t is %ed b$ snow&elt %ro& the slo'es o% Mount Bald$ and <scudilla Mountain, the second and third hi hest &ountains in Arizona" #ater is channeled into this ri(er (alle$ %ro& a CG6* s2uare*&ile watershed which extends into New Mexico"
Because o% its size, ;$&an ;ake is one o% the %ew bodies o% water in northeastern Arizona with no size restrictions on boats" .he west end o% the lake is buo$ed o%% and restricted as a no*wake %ishin area +7 &'h,, where an lers %ish %or channel cat%ish, walle$e, cra''ie, northern 'ike, and lar e&outh bass" .he lar e re&ainder o% the lake is o'en %or all other t$'es o% water s'orts" )ther 'ark %eatures include a swi&&in beach, 'icnic ra&adas, boat rentals as well as hikin and rockhoundin trails" .here are FD hooku' sites with cabana*t$'e shelters, :5 de(elo'ed ca&'sites, a reser(able rou' ca&'in area with an all*weather buildin , a lar e da$*useM'icnic area with shade ra&adas and a reser(able rou'*use ra&ada" Also a(ailable are 'a(ed boat ra&'s, du&' station, restroo&s, showers, horseshoe 'its, and a (olle$ball court" .here are se(eral 'leasant, short hikin trails" A %ew 'ri&iti(e ca&'sites located across the lake are accessible onl$ b$ boat" ;$&an ;ake reall$ co&es into its own durin the s'rin , su&&er and %all" Su&&er da$s, with the hi hs in the D6s to low G6s, are 'er%ect %or %ishin , swi&&in , leisure boatin , waterskiin , rock*houndin , hikin , or /ust 'lain relaxin " <n(iron&ental education is now o%%ered at ;$&an ;ake" .he 'ark is an island in ti&e, takin $ou back to the earl$ histor$ o% the nati(e A&ericans" Sta%% o%%er tours o% !ndian 'etro l$'hs datin %ro& 56,666 B"9" to A"3" 57GD" Personal ex'erience in di in and restoration o% an earl$ Anasazi 'ueblo is another o% the 'ark4s acti(ities" .he 'ro ra& includes a stud$ o% &an4s relationshi' to 'ast and 'resent ecos$ste&s" 1e ional 'oints o% interest include the Petri%ied =orest National Park, /ust 77 &iles to the north8 the #hite Mountains, :7 &iles south" =or %urther in%or&ation contact the Park Su'erintendent, ;$&an ;ake State Park, P) Box 5>:D, St" Lohns, AE D7GFB" tel" +B6:, FFC*>>>5" Mc=arland State Historic Park ;ocation: !n =lorence, o%% Main Street" <(en thou h =lorence is /ust one hour southeast o% Phoenix, it has the look and %eel o% s&all town Arizona" Mc=arland State Historic Park stood as the Pinal 9ount$ 9ourthouse
%ro& 5DCD*G5" .he ori inal adobe structure houses the collections o% <rnest #" Mc=arland, who be an his career in law and 'olitics in Pinal 9ount$ and then went on to hold the hi hest o%%ice in each branch o% Arizona Go(ern&ent" Mc=arland, creator o% the Arizona State Parks Board, was a US Senator, Arizona Go(ernor and State Su're&e 9ourt Lustice" Made %ro& adobe bricks +&ud and straw dried in the sun,, the old courthouse is now a &useu&" .he local doctor, dentist and sheri%% all shared the buildin and inside $ou4ll %ind the tools o% their trades" .he hos'ital roo& is authentic enou h to kee' $ou health$ a%ter ha(in seen the 'ri&iti(e instru&ents" <xhibits also %eature arti%acts %ro& the histor$ o% the courthouse and =lorence" S'ecial tra(elin exhibits dis'la$ a (ariet$ o% anti2ues, 2uilts and 'aintin s" )ur 'ride and /o$, howe(er is JArizona4s AtticA A Most 9urious 9ollection"K !% $ou4(e e(er wanted to see the door handle o%% #$att <ar'4s outhouse or the hairball o% a cow, 'lan $our (isit now" .his entertainin and educational exhibit will not encoura e the 'onderin o% reat thou hts, but it will 'ut a s&ile on $our %ace" Mc=arland State Historic Park is closed on .uesda$s and #ednesda$s" tel" +7:6, DBD* 7:5B" Pata onia ;ake State Park ;ocation: )n S1 D: between Pata onia and No ales" Pata onia ;ake State Park is set in the 'ictures2ue Sonoita @alle$" !t was created b$ the da&&in o% Sonoita 9reek in 5GBD" At F,C76*%oot, the 'ark has &oderate te&'eratures throu hout &ost o% the $ear" At : &iles lon and :76 sur%ace acres, Pata onia ;ake is 'o'ular %or a (ariet$ o% recreational acti(ities, includin waterskiin , %ishin , ca&'in , 'icnickin and hikin " .he lake is %illed with bass, cra''ie, blue ill and cat%ish, and is stocked with rainbow trout durin the winter" =or an lers4 sake, hal% the lake is desi nated a no*wake area" A le(el %ishin 'ad is 'ro(ided %or wheelchair access" Because the lake attracts a &ultitude o% water lo(ers durin the su&&er &onths, waterskiin and /et skiin are 'rohibited on weekends %ro& Ma$ throu h Se'te&ber" 9a&'in ran es %ro& unde(elo'ed s'ots to sites with water and electric hooku's" .here is also a hal%*&ile hikin trail to Sonoita 9reek, a concession*o'erated &arina, restroo&s, showers, 'icnic ra&adas, and a swi&&in beach" 9a&'in %acilities include G7 de(elo'ed sites, 56 hooku' sites, and 5: lake +boat*access onl$, ca&'sites" .he$ are all a(ailable on a %irst*co&e, %irst*ser(ed basis" Grou' 'icnic areas &a$ be reser(ed ahead o% ti&e" =or %urther in%or&ation, contact the Park Su'erintendent, Pata onia ;ake State Park, P) Box :C>, Pata onia, AE D7B:>" tel" +B6:, :DC*BGB7" Picacho Peak State Park ;ocation: About F7 &iles northwest o% .ucson o%% !nterstate 56" Picacho Peak State Park, enco&'assin the sheer*sided 'eak that rises abru'tl$ 5,766 %eet %ro& the desert %loor, has ca&'in , 'icnickin and hikin " .his was the site %or one o% the %ew 9i(il #ar battles in the Southwest" .he area is also noted %or its s'rin wild%lowers and desert nature stud$"
.he 'ro&inent land&ark here, Picacho Peak, rises &a/esticall$ to a hei ht o% 5,766 %eet abo(e the desert %loor, and is a &a net to skilled hikers" .he less ad(enturous stroll alon a trail at its base and &ar(el at the (ibrant s'ectacle o% bloo&in %lowers" 9all tel" +7:6, >BB*F5DF to s'eak directl$ with the 'ark" #ritten in%or&ation &a$ be obtained %ro& the Arizona 3e't" o% Parks and 1ecreation +see abo(e," 1ed 1ock State Park ;ocation: 9enter %or <n(iron&ental <ducation - Southwest o% Sedona, o%% Hi hwa$ DG*A and ;ower 1ed 1ock ;oo' 1oad"
1ed 1ock State Park 9enter %or <n(iron&ental <ducation in Sedona o%%ers (isitors s'ectacular (iews, trails, and 'icnickin " !n addition, s'ecial 'ro ra&s %ocus on the wildli%e, natural and ri'arian s$ste&s o% the 'ark, which has )ak 9reek runnin throu h it" School rou's o%ten use the 'ark as an outdoor classroo&, 'artici'atin in en(iron&ental education acti(ities" )ak 9reek cur(es throu h this :DB*acre 'ark, creatin a di(erse ri'aria habitat which abounds with 'lants and wildli%e" Surrounded b$ )ak 9reek 9an$on4s %ier$ red cli%%s and cool reen &eadows, the 'ark o%%ers o(erni ht %acilities %or accredited educational rou's and da$*use sites %or hikers and 'icnickers" 9a&'in is not allowed here" .he 'ark 'ro(ides nature lo(ers with a %resh 'ers'ecti(e on one o% Arizona4s &ost scenic areas" .he 'ro'ert$ was ac2uired b$ the Arizona State Parks Board in 5GDB" .he :DB acres were ori inall$ 'art o% the S&oke .rail 1anch, owned b$ Lack and Helen =r$e" Lack =r$e, then 'resident o% .#A Airlines, 'urchased the land in 5G>5 to de(elo' into their (acation retreat and, in 5G>B, started buildin the House o% A'ache =ire, which still o(erlooks the land" .he ranch consists o% %i(e 'arcels ho&esteaded b$ %ar&ers in the late 5DC6s" .he onl$ ho&estead buildin re&ainin is the #illow House, built in 5GF5" <n(iron&ental <ducation Pro ra&s Pro(idin <n(iron&ental education 'ro ra&s %or children and adults is the 'ri&ar$ ob/ecti(e" Pro ra&s %or the eneral 'ublic are a(ailable on a re ular basis, too"
S'ecialized 'ro ra&s can be arran ed b$ callin the 'ark o%%ice" .heater, classroo&, and li&ited o(erni ht %acilities %or rou's need to be reser(ed" Hel' Protect 1ed 1ock4s !rre'laceable 1esourcesA All (isitors &ust re&ain on desi nated roads and trails to a(oid da&a in nati(e (e etation" Pets are 'rohibited %ro& enterin the 'ark" 9harcoal %ires are 'er&itted in rills within the 'icnic areas" #ood atherin is 'rohibited" =or 'rotection o% wildli%e, swi&&in and wadin are 'rohibited" =irear&s, BB and 'ellet uns, bows, and %ireworks are 'rohibited" @e etation, wildli%e, rocks, and arti%acts &a$ not be re&o(ed" 1adios and other sound* 'roducin de(ices &ust be ke't on an indi(idual hearin le(el to a(oid disturbin wildli%e and other (isitors" All dis'osable ite&s that are brou ht onto the 'ark 'ro'ert$ &ust be taken out when $ou lea(e" =or %urther in%or&ation, contact the Park Su'erintendent, 1ed 1ock State Park, H9 *Box DDB, Sedona, AE DBFFB" tel" +B6:, :D:* BG6C" 1iordan State Historic Park ;ocation: !n =la sta%%, o%% 1iordan 1anch 1oad" 1iordan State Historic Park %eatures two ho&es built in 5G6> b$ brothers .i&oth$ and Michael 1iordan" 9onnected b$ a Jrendez(ous win ,K the structures o%%er a li&'se into the li(es o% the brothers, who 'la$ed &a/or roles in lu&ber, cattle, railroads, bankin and 'olitics in earl$ =la sta%% and northern Arizona"
.he Mansion .i& and Mike 1iordan were 'ro&inent 'ioneer =la sta%% business&en who de(elo'ed a success%ul lo in industr$" A%ter &arr$in 9aroline and <lizabeth Metz, their two %a&ilies li(ed to ether in a uni2ue earl$ :6th*centur$ &ansion constructed in du'lex %ashion" Built in 5G6>, the &ansion is an i&'ressi(e re&inder o% racious li(in in a s&all %rontier lo in town" .he rustic exterior incor'orates lo *slab sidin , (olcanic stone arches, and hand*s'lit wooden shin les" .he ex'ansi(e ho&e has >6 roo&s, o(er 5F,666 s2uare %eet o% li(in area, and ser(ant4s 2uarters" Mansion .ours
.he interior o% the &ansion is o'en %or uided tours onl$" 0our uide will lead $ou throu h a richl$ %urnished ho&e %illed with ori inal arti%acts, hand*cra%ted %urniture, and 'ersonal &e&entos o% the 1iordan %a&ilies" .he buildin is desi ned in the A&erican Arts and 9ra%ts st$le, and contains an exce'tional collection o% 9ra%ts&an %urnishin s" .he @isitor 9enter .he 'ark4s (isitor center &aintains an interestin exhibit area, in%or&ati(e slide 'ro ra&, and a children4s Jtouch table"K A lea%let is 'ro(ided %or a sel%* uided tour o% the rounds surroundin the &ansion, and se(eral brochures tell o% =la sta%%4s cultural, natural, and historic attractions" .here are 'icnic tables and the o''ortunit$ %or (isitors to arran e s'ecial e(ents, &eetin s, or 'ri(ate %unctions at the 'ark" =or %urther in%or&ation on the .he 1iordan Mansion, contact 1iordan State Historic Park, 5F66 1iordan 1anch Street, =la sta%%, AE DB665" tel" +B6:, CCG*>FG7" 1o'er ;ake State Park ;ocation: South o% Sa%%ord, o%% Hi hwa$ 5D6" ;ocated at the %oot o% Mount Graha&, 1o'er ;ake is a ha(en %or %ishin , ca&'in , 'icnickin , hikin and swi&&in " 1o'er ;ake State Park surrounds a &an*&ade lake loaded with bass, blue ill and cat%ish" A le(el %ishin 'ad is 'ro(ided %or wheel*chair access" Hot s'rin s %eed the lake and de(elo'ed hot tubs are a(ailable %or (isitors +da$*use onl$," .he nearb$ 3ankworth Ponds Unit %eatures cra''ie as a 'o'ular catch" .he lake and 'onds are o%%*li&its to as*'owered boats" 9ontact: tel" +7:6, >:D*BCB6" Slide 1ock State Park ;ocation: C &iles north o% Sedona, o%% Hi hwa$ DGA" .he 'ark surrounds a &an*&ade lake loaded with bass, blue ill and cat%ish" Hot s'rin s si&ilar to those %ound at 1o'er ;ake ha(e been de(elo'ed %or (isitor use" 3ankworth Pond, six &iles to the south, o%%ers (isitors da$*use onl$" ;ocated in what &an$ consider to be Mother Nature4s %inest 'la$ round, Slide 1ock State Park is nestled in lush )ak 9reek 9an$on" .he 'ark takes its na&e %ro& a F6*%oot*lon water slide worn in the rocks o% the creekbed" =ishin , hikin , 'icnickin and nature* watchin take on new di&ensions a&on the can$on4s red rock walls and 'ine %orests" A thri(in a''le orchard is a uni2ue attraction" .he state has ex'anded 'arkin and other %acilities used b$ the wa(es o% (isitors who re%resh the&sel(es at Slide 1ock durin su&&er &onths" Se(eral =orest Ser(ice ca&' rounds are nearb$" .o&bstone 9ourthouse State Historic Park ;ocation: !n the town o% .o&bstone, o%% US 1oute D6" .his 'ark %eatures a st$lish @ictorian buildin , constructed in 5DD: and housin so&e o% the histor$ o% the Jtown too tou h to die"K Arti%acts, anti2ues and exhibits tell a tale o% the )ld #est and a 'icnic area i(es (isitors a chance to eat lunch in the shadow o% this historic structure"
!n the sil(er*&inin town o% .o&bstone, be%ore the 9ochise 9ount$ 9ourthouse was built, /ustice was o%ten decided b$ shootouts in the streets" .he @ictorian*st$le courthouse, built in 5DD: at a cost o% O76,666, stood out a&on its co&&on'lace nei hbors - a &ultitude o% saloons and the in%a&ous Boot Hill 9e&eter$" #ith law*and* order e%%orts directed b$ a series o% color%ul sheri%%s, .o&bstone4s 'ast is ca'tured in the thousands o% arti%acts exhibited here" .he .own o% .o&bstone .o&bstone reached its 'innacle o% riches and %a&e, then %aded, all within the short s'an o% ei ht $ears" .he #est4s wildest &inin town owes its be innin to <d Schie%%elin, who 'ros'ected the nearb$ hills in 5DCC" =riends warned hi& that all he would e(er %ind would be his own to&bstone" But instead o% an A'ache bullet, he %ound sil(er - led es o% it - and the rush was on" Miners soon built a shant$ town on the closest le(el s'ace to the &ines, then known as Goose =lats" 1e&e&berin the ri& 'ro'hec$ i(en to Schie%%elin, with ton ue in cheek, the$ chan ed the na&e to .o&bstone" .he $ear 5DD5 was an e(ent%ul one %or the &inin ca&'" .he 'o'ulation reached 56,666, ri(alin both .ucson +9ount$ Seat, and Prescott +.erritorial 9a'ital," .he <ar' and 9lanton %eud cul&inated in the %a&ous un%i ht near the )? 9orral" A disastrous %ire
burned out &uch o% the in%ant town, but it was i&&ediatel$ rebuilt" Schie%%elin Hall was erected to 'ro(ide le iti&ate theater and a &eetin hall %or the Masonic ;od e" More than OFC &illion worth o% sil(er had been taken %ro& the &ines when water be an to see' into the sha%ts" Pu&'s were installed, but the &ines were soon %looded to the B66* %oot le(el and could not be worked" B$ 5DDB, .o&bstone4s he$da$ was o(er" .o&bstone 9ourthouse As .o&bstone4s 'o'ulation rew, so did its 'olitical 'ower" !n 5DD5, the Arizona ;e islature established 9ochise 9ount$" No lon er would the nearest count$ o%%ice be a lon two*da$ ride" Built in 5DD: at a cost o% nearl$ O76,666, the 9ochise 9ount$ 9ourthouse was a st$lish buildin as well as a co&%ortin s$&bol o% law and stabilit$ in those dan erous ti&es" !t housed the o%%ices o% the sheri%%, recorder, treasurer and board o% su'er(isors" .he /ail was at the rear, under the courtroo&" A series o% renowned 'eo'le held o%%ice there" Lohn Slau hter was a local cattle&an who, as sheri%%, (irtuall$ cleared the count$ o% outlaws" .o&bstone re&ained the count$ seat until 5G:G when out(oted b$ a rowin Bisbee" .he last count$ o%%ice le%t the courthouse in 5GF5" <xce't %or an ill*%ated atte&'t to con(ert the courthouse into a hotel durin the 5G>6s, the buildin stood (acant until 5G77, when it was ac2uired b$ the .o&bstone 1estoration 9o&&ission" .he$ be an its rehabilitation and de(elo'&ent as an historical &useu&, which has continued under the State Parks Board since 5G7G" <xhibits and thousands o% arti%acts tell o% .o&bstone4s color%ul $esterda$s" =or %urther in%or&ation, contact the Park Su'erintendent, .o&bstone 9ourthouse State Historic Site, Box :5B .o&bstone, AE D7BFD" tel" +B6:, >7C*FF55" .onto Natural Brid e State Park ;ocation: 5F &iles northwest o% Pa$son, o%% Hi hwa$ DC" .onto Natural Brid e State Park is the site o% what is belie(ed to be the lar est natural tra(ertine brid e in the world, o(er >66 %eet lon and 5DF %eet abo(e s'arklin Pine 9reek" .he s'an is 5DF %eet hi h o(er a >66*%oot lon tunnel that &easures 576 %eet at its widest 'oint" =lowin s'rin s and %ern*dra'ed rottoes line the narrow can$on u'strea& and, in a lar e rass$ &eadow abo(e the brid e, a restored turn*o%*the*centur$ hotel 'ro(ides a 'eek at an earlier ti&e" Hikin , 'icnickin , historic settin and i%t sho' await (isitors to this hidden e&"
.he 'ark co&bines the beaut$ o% a natural wonder with the treasure o% a National 1e ister historic lod e" .he 'ark totals 5B6 acres, and o%%ers 'icnickin and hikin " .he Good%ellow Grou' Use Area &a$ be reser(ed %or s'ecial e(ents such as reunions, weddin s, and co&'an$ 'icnics" Histor$ .he disco(er$ o% the s&all but beauti%ul (alle$ between Pine and Pa$son was docu&ented in 5DCC b$ 3a(e Gowan, a 'ros'ector who stu&bled across the brid e while bein chased b$ A'aches" Gowan hid %or two ni hts and three da$s in one o% se(eral ca(es that dot the inside o% the brid e" )n the third da$, he le%t the ca(e to ex'lore the tunnel and the reen (alle$ surroundin it" Gowan clai&ed s2uatter4s ri hts" !n 5DGD, he 'ersuaded his ne'hew, 3a(id Gowan Good%ellow, to brin his %a&il$ %ro& Scotland and settle the land 'er&anentl$" A%ter a week o% di%%icult tra(el %ro& =la sta%%, the Good%ellows arri(ed at the ed e o% the &ountain and lowered their 'ossessions down the 766*%oot slo'e b$ ro'es and burros into the (alle$" 3urin the earl$ 5G66s, uest ranchin rew into an Arizona industr$" Between 5G65 and 5G6D, 3a(id Good%ellow and his sons built a road and lod e at the site" .he new %acilities were 'ro&oted in news'a'ers and &a azines, alon with the bene%its o% Arizona4s health%ul cli&ate and exotic scener$" As business ra'idl$ rew, a new lod e was built in 5G:C" !n lGDC, the 9li%%ord #ol%swinkel %a&il$ ained ownershi' and reno(ated the lod e" !t is %illed with a (ariet$ o% anti2ues and Gowan*Good%ellow %a&il$ heirloo&s" .en bedroo&s, six with ad/oinin 'orches, are na&ed a%ter color%ul characters %ro& Arizona4s %rontier da$s" .he lod e is not $et a(ailable %or o(erni ht use, but 'lans are under wa$" ?ehl S'rin =orest Ser(ice 9a&' round is located se(eral &iles north on AE DC and =ire 1oad F66" .his beauti%ul little ca&' round is o'en Ma$ throu h No(e&ber" .he eolo ic histor$ o% .onto Natural Brid e extends back 5"C billion $ears" .he brid e was created so&ewhat like a buildin - %ro& the %oundation u'ward" !t be an with an ancient rid e o% rh$olite that was sub&er ed and co(ered with la(a %lows" .he basalt was eroded and dis'laced, allowin Pine 9reek to cut a narrow can$on" Preci'itation see'ed under round, created s'rin s, and 'artiall$ dissol(ed the li&estone" .he dissol(ed li&estone in the s'rin water was rede'osited as tra(ertine at the &outh o% the s'rin "
.ra(ertine %or&s the %lat %loor o% the (alle$" #ater %ro& the creek be an to et underneath a 'ortion o% the tra(ertine, car(in a Jtube"KAdditional tra(ertine was de'osited on the to', e(entuall$ %or&in the natural brid e" =or %urther in%or&ation contact the Park Su'erintendent, .onto Natural Brid e State Park, P) Box 5:>7, Pa$son, AE D77>C" tel" B6:*>CB*>:6:" .ubac Presidio State Historic Park ;ocation: >7 &iles south o% .ucson o%% !nterstate 5G near .ubac" .ubac Presidio State Historic Park hi hli hts the contributions o% !ndians, S'aniards, Mexicans and An lo A&ericans to the de(elo'&ent o% Arizona" Historic structures, exhibits and an under round (iew o% the old S'anish %ort that used to occu'$ the site take (isitors back in ti&e to learn about the histor$ o% Arizona4s oldest <uro'ean settle&ent" Histor$ 1e&nants o% the &ilitar$ %ort %ounded b$ the S'anish in 5C7: ha(e been unco(ered b$ Uni(ersit$ o% Arizona archeolo ists and 'reser(ed b$ Arizona State Parks" An under round dis'la$ %eatures 'ortions o% the ori inal %oundation, walls, and 'laza %loor o% the Presidio +%ort, de San ! nacio de .ubac" S'anish soldiers established the %ort to control the local Pi&a and A'ache !ndians and ser(e as a base %or %urther ex'loration o% the Southwest" Also %eatured are a 'icnic area, an 5DD7 schoolhouse, and a (isitor center with historic exhibits tracin .ubac4s 'ast %ro& the da$s o% A'ache raids throu h its 5DB6 status as Arizona4s lar est %rontier town" .he church and the &ilitar$ were the (an uards o% S'anish %rontier ex'ansion throu hout Mexico" .he Lesuit, <usebio =rancisco ?ino, established &issions in Pi&eria Alta +'art o% which is now southern Arizona, %ro& 5BDC to 5C55 to con(ert and control !ndians in the area" He established .u&acacori in 5BG5, and .ubac, then a s&all Pi&a (illa e three &iles to the north, beca&e a &ission %ar& or (isita" S'aniards be an to settle here durin the 5CF64s and e(entuall$ controlled the land and the li(es o% the !ndians" !n 5C75, ;uis )ac'ica i ua, a Pi&a chie% stirred b$ &an$ rie(ances, led a re(olt which dro(e the S'aniards southward" A &ilitar$ detach&ent was sent to the area, and 'eace was reestablished within three &onths" Luan Bautista de Anza !!!, second co&&ander o% the 'residio, or anized two o(erland ex'editions that resulted in the %oundin o% San =rancisco, in 5CCB with :>6 colonists %ro& the 'ro(inces o% Sinaloa, BF o% who& were %ro& .ubac" )(er 5,666 head o% cattle, horses and &ules were also athered here %or the ex'edition" A'aches were a 'ersistent threat to .ubac and the surroundin &ines and ranches" #hen the &ilitar$ authorities &o(ed the arrison %ro& .ubac to .ucson in 5CCB, the un'rotected settlers le%t their lands" A co&'an$ o% !ndian soldiers with S'anish o%%icers was 'osted at .ubac in 5CDC" A'ache reser(ations were established and the o(ern&ent 'ro(ided su''lies in an e%%ort to kee' the 'eace" But when Mexico won inde'endence %ro& S'ain 5D:5, the new o(ern&ent lacked %unds to continue su''l$in the A'aches, &an$ o% who& resu&ed a li%e o% raidin " A'ache raids and the lure o% 9ali%ornia old resulted in .ubac4s abandon&ent a ain" =ort$*niners on their wa$ to 9ali%ornia described the (illa e as ha(in been recentl$ deserted" .ubac was included in the Gadsden Purchase o% 5D7F, and was soon bein resettled and de(elo'ed b$ ad(enturers %ro& the States as well as b$ %or&er landowners" 9harles 3"
Poston was instru&ental in %or&in the Sonora <x'lorin and Minin 9o&'an$, and ser(ed as the de'ut$ clerk o% southern Arizona" He 'er%or&ed &arria es, ranted di(orces, ba'tized children, and 'rinted his own &one$ to 'a$ co&'an$ e&'lo$ees" .he co&'an$ had, in 5D7G, ac2uired a 'ress which 'rinted Arizona4s %irst news'a'er, .he #eekl$ Arizonian" .ubac4s 'o'ulation steadil$ rew until, in 5DB6, it was the lar est town in Arizona" .he A&erican 9i(il #ar, howe(er, drained the re ion o% troo's, a ain lea(in it un'rotected %ro& A'aches, and .ubac was soon deserted" Althou h the re ion was resettled a%ter the war, sil(er strikes in the .o&bstone area and the routin o% the railroad throu h .ucson drew de(elo'&ent interests awa$ %ro& .ubac, and the town ne(er re ained its earlier i&'ortance" .he exca(ation o% the 'residio in 5GC> was then back%illed as a 'reser(ation &easure" !n 5GCB, a section was re*ex'osed in an archeolo ical dis'la$ enclosure where (isitors can (iew 'ortions o% the ori inal %oundation, walls, and 'laza %loor o% the 5C7: structure" .he dis'la$ also takes a look into the culture o% these 'eo'le" =or %urther in%or&ation contact the Park Su'erintendent, .ubac Presidio, Box 5:GB, .ubac, AE D7B>B" tel" +B6:, FGD*::7:" 0u&a .erritorial Prison State Historic Park & 0u&a Iuarter&aster 3e'ot ;ocation: !n 0u&a, o%% !*D" 0u&a .erritorial Prison State Historic Park %eatures stra'*iron and ranite cell blocks, i(in (isitors a chance to see 'rison li%e in the earl$ 'art o% this centur$" <xhibits tell about the con(icts, their cri&es and 'unish&ents and how the$ s'ent their ti&e while incarcerated" 0u&a .erritorial Prison is li(in 'roo% that there reall$ was a wild #est" More than F,666 cul'rits, con(icted o% cri&es ran in %ro& 'ol$ a&$ to &urder, li(ed in rock and adobe cells durin the 'rison4s FF*$ear li%e" Still standin are the cells, &ain ate, and uard tower" A %ascinatin &useu& details the 'rison4s de(elo'&ent and tells stories o% the des'erados, includin :G wo&en, who did ti&e there" Picnic tables and a ra&ada are 'ro(ided" .he o%%ice o% the Iuarter&aster 3e'ot, one &ile west o% the 'rison, su''lied Southwestern %orts and soldiers %ro& 5DB> to 5DDF" Histor$ )n Lul$ 5, 5DCB, the %irst se(en in&ates entered the 'rison at 0u&a, and were locked into the new cells the$ had built the&sel(es" A &a/orit$ ser(ed onl$ 'ortions o% their sentences due to the ease with which 'aroles and 'ardons were obtained" )(er 566 'eo'le died while ser(in their sentences, &ost %ro& tuberculosis, which was co&&on throu hout the territor$" )% the &an$ 'risoners who atte&'ted esca'e, :B were success%ul and ei ht died %ro& unshot wounds" No executions took 'lace at the 'rison because ca'ital 'unish&ent was ad&inistered b$ the count$ o(ern&ents" 3es'ite an in%a&ous re'utation, e(idence indicates that the 'rison was hu&anel$ ad&inistered, and was a &odel institution %or its ti&e" .he onl$ 'unish&ents were the dark cells %or in&ates who broke 'rison re ulations, and the ball and chain %or those who tried to esca'e" Prisoners had %ree ti&e when the$ hand*cra%ted &an$ ite&s to be sold at 'ublic bazaars held at the 'rison on Sunda$s a%ter church ser(ices" Prisoners also had re ular &edical attention, and access to a ood hos'ital" Schoolin was a(ailable %or
con(icts, and &an$ learned to read and write while ser(in ti&e" .he 'rison housed one o% the %irst J'ublicK libraries in the territor$, and the %ee char ed to (isitors %or a tour o% the institution was used to 'urchase books" )ne o% the earl$ electrical 'lants in the #est %urnished 'ower %or li hts and ran a (entilation s$ste& in the cell block" B$ 5G6C, the 'rison was se(erel$ o(ercrowded, and there was no roo& on Prison Hill %or ex'ansion" .he con(icts constructed a new %acilit$ in =lorence, Arizona" .he last 'risoner le%t 0u&a on Se'te&ber 57, lG6G" .he 0u&a Union Hi h School occu'ied the buildin s %ro& 5G56 to 5G5>" <&'t$ cells 'ro(ided %ree lod in %or hobos ridin the %rei hts in the 5G:6s, and sheltered &an$ ho&eless %a&ilies durin the 3e'ression" .owns'eo'le considered the co&'lex a source %or %ree buildin &aterials" .his, 'lus %ires, weatherin , and railroad construction, destro$ed the 'rison walls" =or %urther in%or&ation contact the Su'erintendent, 0u&a .erritorial Prison, Box 56CG:, 0u&a, AE D7FBB*DCG:" tel" +B6:, CDF*>CC5" National Parks ! ha(e chosen to co(er two o% Arizona4s national 'arks, both o% which are well known and well worth a (isit" Grand 9an$on ;ocation: =ro& =la sta%%, take US 5D6 northwest %or D5 &ilesto reach the South 1i&" So&ehow JGrandK does not tell how trul$ inco&'rehensible this can$on is" #ords /ust can4t be in to describe the Grand 9an$on" Most 'eo'le use such words as J&ar(elous,K Jstu'endous,K or J%antastic"K Nothin co&'ares" .he scene continuall$ chan es as li ht 'la$s o%% the rocks and clouds, creatin shadows and contrasts" .he world see&s lar er here with sunrises, sunsets, and stor&s takin on an added di&ension to &atch the landsca'e" .his is a land to hu&ble the soul"
=ro& &an$ Grand 9an$on (iew'oints $ou can clearl$ see hikin trails windin down %ro& the ri&" 3an erousl$ allurin , these %oot'aths ra'idl$ descend %ro& the cool shard %orest at the ri& to so&e o% the &ost de&andin hikin terrain"
S'anish ex'lorers, led b$ Ho'i uides, %irst ca&e to the South 1i& o% the Grand 9an$on in 57>6" )(er :66 $ears 'assed be%ore another S'aniard, =ather <scalante, beca&e the %irst <uro'ean to (isit the Grand 9an$on4s northern ri&" .he eo ra'h$ o% the Grand 9an$on re ion ensured that the North 1i& would alwa$s be the JotherK ri& - the 'lace where the #ild #est held on" .he Grand 9an$on has alwa$s been &ore accessible %ro& the south" #ar&s deserts to the east, west and south uarantee access to the South 1i& durin &ost o% the $ear" )n the North 1i&, howe(er, dee' side can$ons to the east and west challen e access" .he onl$ reasonable route to the 'ark4s North 1i& is across the ?aibab Plateau, which rises to G,666 %eet and &a$ recei(e u' to :7 %eet o% snow in winter" Politics also 'la$ed a role in the North 1i&4s isolation" North and west o% the Grand 9an$on lies a 'ortion o% land known as the Arizona Stri'" .hou h it is related to Utah eo ra'hicall$, both Utah and Arizona clai&ed it" Had it not been %or a deter&ined writer, Sharlot Hall, J.he Stri'K +and with it, the North 1i&, would likel$ ha(e beco&e 'art o% the state o% Utah" .he Arizona Stri' re&ained a no&an4s land well into the :6th centur$, thou h scattered Mor&on settle&ents had succeeded in buildin lar e herds o% cattle and shee' which razed the reen &eadows o% the North 1i&" Sizeable deer herds attracted s'orts&en" But the North 1i& is on the cus' o% chan e" Nu&erous articles about this Jundisco(eredK 'art o% the 'ark and increasin 'o'ulation and &obilit$ has resulted in the Jre*disco(er$K o% the North 1i&" North 1i& (isitation has been rowin b$ an a(era e o% %i(e 'ercent annuall$" At that rate increase, it will recei(e one &illion (isitors b$ the $ear :656" Most (isitors co&e to the South 1i& +which is o'en all $ear," .he North 1i& +o'en &id* Ma$ throu h late )ctober, has %ewer %acilities" !t is o(er :66 &iles one wa$ b$ car %ro& the South 1i& to the North 1i&, a %i(e*hour dri(e at best", .he South 1i& o% the Grand 9an$on a(era es C,666 %eet abo(e sea le(el, the North 1i& o(er D,666 %eet" Su&&er te&'eratures on the South 1i& are relati(el$ 'leasant +76* D6 =ahrenheit,, but inner can$on te&'eratures are extre&e" 3a$ti&e hi hs at the ri(er o%ten exceed 566" North 1i& su&&er te&'eratures are cooler than those on the South 1i& due to increased ele(ation" #inter conditions at the South 1i& can be extre&e: ex'ect snow, ic$ roads and trails, with 'ossible road closures" 9an$on (iews &a$ be te&'oraril$ obscured durin winter stor&s" Note that in such cases entrance %ees are not re%undable" S'rin and =all weather is un'redictable at best" Be 're'ared %or sudden chan es in the weather"
Hikin .he da$hiker, out %or /ust a %ew hours, and the o(erni ht back'acker &ust be e2uall$ 're'ared %or the lack o% water, extre&e heat and cold, and isolation o% the Grand 9an$on" .here are %ew 'laces where the co&%orts o% hotels, ca&' rounds, sho's and restaurants are %ound so close to such a harsh en(iron&ent" 3a$hikin , whether %or one hour or %ro& sunrise to sunset, can 'ro(ide an excellent introduction to the inner can$on" 3urin the extre&e conditions o% winter and su&&er, hikin without a hea($ back'ack is o%ten &ore en/o$able than an o(erni ht tri'" As a da$hiker, $ou are entirel$ on $our own" No 'er&it is re2uired and $ou do not need to in%or& ran ers o% $our 'lans" .here are no loo' trails %or da$hikers8 $ou will be hikin on the sa&e trail in both directions" .he scener$, howe(er, is 2uite di%%erent, de'endin on which wa$ $ou are %acin " .he da$hiker is as res'onsible as the back'acker %or obser(in wilderness eti2uette"
)(erni ht back'ackin in the Grand 9an$on 'ro(ides a de ree o% solitude, wilderness and silence that is increasin l$ di%%icult to %ind" All o(erni hters &ust obtain a 'er&it" .he &ain 'ur'ose o% the 'er&it is to control the nu&ber o% 'eo'le in one 'lace at one ti&e and thereb$ li&it the i&'act %ro& litter, hu&an waste and tra&'lin the round" Per&it re2uests should be &ailed to: Backcountr$ )%%ice P) Box 5:G Grand 9an$on, AE DB6:F 9a&'in 9a&'in in the 'ark on the South 1i& is enerall$ restricted to established ca&' rounds, althou h a %ew re&ote sites are a(ailable with a Backcountr$ Per&it" Mather 9a&' round o%%ers tent and 1@ ca&'in +no hooku's, in Grand 9an$on @illa e" 1eser(ations are stron l$ reco&&ended and a(ailable b$ callin +D66, FB7*::BC" 1eser(ations &a$ be &ade u' to, but not &ore than ei ht weeks in ad(ance" .he ca&' round is handled on a %irst*co&e, %irst*ser(ed basis %ro& 3ece&ber 5 to March 5 o% each $ear" 9ost: O56 'er site" .railer @illa e +ad/acent to Mather 9a&' round, o%%ers 1@ sites with hooku's8 reser(ations &a$ be &ade b$ callin tel" +7:6, BFD*:>65" 9ost O5B 'er site" 3esert @iew 9a&' round +:B &iles east o% Grand 9an$on @illa e, no hooku's, is o'en &id*Ma$ throu h &id*)ctober and o'erates on a %irst*co&e, %irst*ser(ed basis" 9ost: O56 'er site" 1an er*;ed Pro ra&s National Park Ser(ice +NPS, ran ers o%%er a wide (ariet$ o% inter'reti(e 'ro ra&s throu hout the $ear on the South 1i&, includin a ni htl$ e(enin 'ro ra& +indoors in colder weather, outdoors in the su&&er,, and throu hout the season the North 1i&" Bic$clin Bic$cles are not a(ailable %or rent at the 'ark" !% $ou 'lan to brin one, re&e&ber that $ou are sub/ect to the sa&e tra%%ic rules as cars" Use extre&e caution when ridin on 'ark roads8 shoulders are narrow and (ehicle tra%%ic is hea($" .he #est 1i& 3ri(e is o'en throu h the $ear" Bic$cles are not allowed on an$ 'ark trails" .he North 1i& o% the Grand 9an$on and the surroundin ?aibab National =orest o%%er o''ortunities %or ridin &ountain bic$cles" =ishin =ishin in the 'ark re2uires an Arizona State %ishin license" ;icenses are a(ailable at Babbitt4s eneral store in Grand 9an$on @illa e on the South 1i& and at Marble 9an$on ;od e" 3etails on %ishin re ulations are a(ailable at the Backcountr$ )%%ice" Pets Pets are allowed in the 'ark but &ust be on a leash at all ti&es" .he$ are not allowed below the ri&, nor are the$ allowed in 'ark lod in or on 'ark buses" =ees <ntrance to the 'ark is O56 'er 'ri(ate (ehicle, O> %or 'edestrians or c$clists" Ad&ission is %or se(en da$s and includes both ri&s" .here are no re%unds due to incle&ent weather" =or %urther in%or&ation contact the Su'erintendent, P) Box 5:G, Grand 9an$on, AE DB6:F" tel" +7:6, :D:*F6F>" Petri%ied =orest National Park ;ocation: Petri%ied =orest can be reached %ro& either US 5D6 or !*>6"
<astbound: enter the 'ark at the south entrance (ia US 5D6 %ro& Holbrook, then tra(el north throu h the 'ark, exitin eastbound on !*>6" #estbound: use the north entrance o%% !*>6, 'roceed south throu h the 'ark to US 5D6 to Holbrook and !*>6" .he two*lane Park 1oad is :D &iles lon " !t winds alon the ri& o% the Painted 3esert, 'asses throu h archeolo ical areas, and leads to &an$ 'etri%ied wood sites" Se(eral hours should be allowed to (iew the 'ark" 3ue to narrow roads and 'eriods o% hea($ tra%%ic, bic$clin is not reco&&ended"
A land o% contrasts, Petri%ied =orest National Park takes (isitors to the be innin o% dinosaurs, 're*historic 'eo'les and &odern wildli%e" !t is un&atched b$ an$thin else in the world" .his hi h dr$ tableland was once a (ast %lood'lain crossed b$ &an$ strea&s" .o the south, tall, statel$ 'ine*like trees rew alon the headwaters" 9rocodile*like re'tiles, iant %ish*eatin a&'hibians, and s&all dinosaurs li(ed a&on a (ariet$ o% %erns, c$cads, and other 'lants and ani&als that are known onl$ as %ossils toda$" .he tall trees %ell and were washed b$ swollen strea&s into the %lood'lain" .here the$ were co(ered b$ silt, &ud, and (olcanic ash, and this blanket o% de'osits cut o%% ox$ en and slowed the lo s4 deca$" Graduall$, silica*bearin round waters see'ed throu h the lo s and, bit b$ bit, encased the ori inal wood tissues with silica de'osits" Slowl$ the 'rocess continued, the silica cr$stallized into the 2uartz, and the lo s were 'reser(ed as 'etri%ied wood" .hat was about ::7 &illion $ears a o" A%ter that ti&e, the area sank and was co(ered with %reshwater sedi&ents" ;ater it was li%ted %ar abo(e sea le(el and this u'li%t created stresses that cracked the iant lo s" !n recent ti&es, wind and water ha(e worked awa$ the raduall$ accu&ulated la$s o% hardened sedi&ents" Now the 'etri%ied lo s and %ossilized ani&al and 'lant re&ains are ex'osed and the Painted 3esert has its 'resent scul'ted %or&"
.he Painted 3esert .he in%luence o% &an is readil$ seen on the landsca'e" Sites throu hout the 'ark tell o% hu&an histor$ in the area %or &ore than :,666 $ears" No one knows the entire stor$, but there are si ns o% a cultural transition %ro& wanderin %a&ilies to settled a ricultural (illa es and tradin ties with nei hborin (illa es" .he stor$ %ades around 5>>>" !n the &id*5D664s US Ar&$ &a''ers and sur(e$ors ca&e into this area and carried back stories o% the re&arkable JPainted 3esert and its trees turned to stone"K Next, %ar&ers, ranchers, and si htseers &ade their wa$s into the area" A%ter a 'eriod o% usin the wood %or sou(enirs and nu&erous co&&ercial (entures, territorial residents reco nized that the su''l$ o% 'etri%ied wood was not endless" !n 5G6B, selected areas were set aside as Petri%ied =orest National Park" .oda$, the 'ark is a hi h desert with low* rowin 'lants, s&all ani&als and soarin birds - a 'lace where the ancient 'ast &eets the &odern world" Hikin .he backcountr$ o% the Petri%ied =orest includes 76,:B6 acres o% established wilderness in two units: Painted 3esert and 1ainbow =orest" 3a$ hikes are the &ost 'o'ular wa$ to ex'lore the backcountr$" Man$ %eatures can be reached in a one*da$ tri', &ost l$in within a %ew &iles o% the 'ark road" .here are %ew de(elo'ed trails in Petri%ied =orest so the hikin is cross*countr$ st$le" 9lear air, lack o% hea($ (e etation, and a (ariet$ o% land&arks co&bine to &ake conditions ideal %or on*%oot ex'loration" .he Painted 3esert #ilderness o%%ers >F,6:6 acres o% color%ul &esas, buttes and badlands with scattered areas o% rassland" Si ni%icant %eatures include the Black =orest +'etri%ied wood de'osits,, 9hinde Mesa, and Pilot 1ock" .he 1ainbow =orest #ilderness has C,:>6 aces o% rassland and scattered badlands %or&ations" .here are se(eral areas o% 'etri%ied wood de'osits within the wilderness"
back'ack ca&'in is 'er&itted within the two wilderness units" 3esert hikin re2uires the extra 'recautions &entioned abo(e" Because o% the slow rates o% deco&'osition and rowth in the desert and the %ra ile nature o% the desert en(iron&ent.o s +6">*&ile loo'. look %or so&e o% the 'ark4s lon est intact lo s" . and 'ur'le að$st cr$stal" Hike the 'a(ed loo' trail and look %or the s&ok$ 2uartz cr$stals still %ound in a %ew lo s alon the trail" Ad&ire the color%ul Jdesert 'a(e&entK .. clear 2uartz.he Blue Mesa area is rich with 'lant and ani&al %ossils" .a ston$ car'et o% ra(el.he walls o% this uni2ue ruin are built entirel$ o% color%ul 'etri%ied wood sealed with adobe" Giant . while the 'ale red la$ers were de'osited under a slow*&o(in ri(er" .: . ha(e been 'artiall$ exca(ated" 9a&'in .: A stee' 'a(ed trail leads %ro& the to' o% the &esa down into the blue badlands .o s +6"B*&ile loo'.he lo s here lie criss*crossed on to' o% each other in lo * /a& %or&ation" #hile at the northern end o% the loo'. cone*sha'ed hills" 1ainwater races down the hillsides creatin intricate 'atterns and &iniature ra(ines" .on . 'ink and ra$" )nl$ a scant a&ount o% (e etation rows a&on the dee'l$ eroded so%t cla$ hills" Blue Mesa +5*&ile loo'.K &easures G4GP at the base" Puerco !ndian 1uins and Petro l$'hs +6"7*&ile loo'.: An un'a(ed but eas$ trail winds alon the Painted 3esert ri& between .: =ollow this 'a(ed loo' 'ast so&e o% the 'ark4s &ost &assi(e 'etri%ied lo s" .an a&azin and beauti%ul area o% banded.aws and ?achina 'oints" .ook %or %ossils while hikin " Please do not disturb the&" 9r$stal =orest +6"D*&ile loo'.rail +5": &iles round tri'. 76 %eet abo(e the surroundin area" .he ei ht*roo& 'ueblo sits on a knoll.he trees o% 9r$stal =orest once hid lar e a&ounts o% beauti%ul s&ok$ 2uartz.he lar est lo .here is no shade or water" Hikers should carr$ a ood su''l$ o% li2uids" A wide bri&&ed hat and lon slee(ed shirt will 'ro(ide excellent sun 'rotection" A allon o% water 'er 'erson 'er da$ is reco&&ended in su&&er &onths" Painted 3esert 1i& .his 'a(ed loo' trail leads throu h the lar est concentration o% 'etri%ied wood in the 'ark" .his 'a(ed trail leads throu h 'etri%ied wood de'osits and ends at the reconstructed Anasazi !ndian 'ueblo" .: . &ini&u& i&'act ca&'in is (er$ i&'ortant" Grou' size is li&ited to %i%teen 'ersons" B$ lea(in no trace o% $our (isit $ou can insure 'rotection o% wilderness (alues %or all hikers and ca&'ers in the %uture" =ires are not allowed.: .: . oran e.he blue* ra$ la$ers were de'osited under a lake. known as J)ld =aith%ul.his is a land o% contrasts" Stretchin be$ond the ri& is the Painted 3esert8 bri htl$ colored with banded hues o% red.his short 'a(ed trail starts at the 'arkin lot and takes $ou to a CB*roo& 'ueblo built b$ the Anasazi" Sections o% their 'ueblo and a ki(a +a reli ious cere&onial roo&.he ex'osed 'ortion o% one directl$ ad/acent to the trail &easures 55B %eet" A ate House +6"G &ile round tri'.here are no de(elo'ed o(erni ht acco&&odations in the 'ark" 9a&' rounds and other %acilities %or o(erni ht sta$s are a(ailable in nei hborin co&&unities" =or those who wish to ex'lore the 'ark b$ extended hikin . 'etri%ied wood chi's and other rock %ra &ents" . but $ou &a$ use a %uel sto(e %or cookin " )(erni ht ca&'ers are re2uired to ha(e a wilderness 'er&it" .
ake. arti%acts or an$ other ob/ect in the 'ark is strictl$ 'rohibited" 0ou &a$ 'urchase 'etri%ied wood %ro& co&&ercial sho's in or near the 'ark" .ake" Bic$clin !n the 'ast se(eral $ears. Box ::5C. %auna and 'eo'le" !t is a natural (acationland with its &assi(e &ountains. collectin 'etri%ied wood. )tter 9reek. <ast 9an$on.that adds u' to G7. AE DB6:D" tel" +B6:. 3eer 9reek. eolo ical wonders. loadin docks.ake. the di(ision has been ex'andin the 'ark s$ste&" !t now has o(er F7 de(elo'ed and six unde(elo'ed 'arks in Utah . whate(er $our %a(orite outdoor acti(it$. the Utah . and 'ortable or (ault restroo&s" . and restroo&s are also a(ailable" . Utah . 7:>*B::D" Utah State Parks Utah is an eclectic &ix o% eolo ical %or&s. Petri%ied =orest National Park. bikin o''ortunities in Utah ha(e ex'anded dra&aticall$" New trails and &a's ha(e o'ened wild and re&ote areas %or&erl$ inaccessible to c$clists" Se(eral ski resorts now o%%er su&&er chairli%t &ountain bikin " Multi*da$ routes link .he %ollowin state 'arks 'ro(ide &oorin andMor dr$ stora e %or boats and recreation e2ui'&ent: Antelo'e !sland. cr$stal*clear lakes. ice %ishers. Petri%ied =orest National Park. 3eer 9reek. ani&als. swi&. %ishin tackle.8 . loadin docks. Bear .he Utah State Park S$ste& be an with onl$ %our 'arks: the old Utah State Prison site +which was later taken out o% the 'ark s$ste&. Great Salt . 'la$ ol%. %ish.he wood sold in these stores is collected %ro& 'ri(ate land outside o% the national 'ark" =or additional in%or&ation contact the Su'erintendent. and rental boats are a(ailable on site or nearb$ the %ollowin 'arks: Antelo'e !sland. or /ust relax with the e(er*increasin nu&ber o% cross*countr$ skiers. $ou will %ind the 'arks o% Utah to $our likin " 0ou can ca&'.erritorial Statehouse8 the Place Monu&ent8 and 9a&' =lo$d" A O:6. Miners(ille. re%resh&ent stands. 'icnic.ake. ride o%%* hi hwa$ (ehicles. and its deli ht%ul su&&er cli&ate" #hate(er the ti&e o% $ear.ake.he (er$ least a 'ark has to o%%er will include launchin ra&'s.666 acres o% land and &ore than a &illion sur%ace acres o% water beckonin (isitorsA Ser(ices Standard boatin %acilities include concrete launchin ra&'s. Sco%ield. Bear . trash containers. (ast %orests. en/o$ nature trails. ride horseback. Great Salt . such as asoline and oil. snow&obilers.here%ore. and 'arkin %or (ehicles and boat trailers" 9a&'in . 1ock'ort. boat. 1ock'ort. and #illard Ba$" =ishin and boatin ser(ices.Note: Petri%ied =orest National Park was established to 'reser(e the area %or %uture enerations" . <ast 9an$on. Star(ation.aw&akers instructed the di(ision to de(elo' areas and to 'reser(e and 'rotect historical sites and scenic treasures" . sundries. 'icnic sites. hike. %ossils. )tter 9reek.ake.e islature created what is toda$ the Utah 3i(ision o% Parks and 1ecreation" . and hard$ ca&'ers that &ake their wa$ here" !n 5G7C.666 rant %ro& the 1ocke%eller*Lackson Hole Preser(ation =oundation 'ro(ided initial %unds" =or &ore than F6 $ears. 'lants. roceries. %lora. and Utah .
duck. as well as so&e state 'arks" 9heck with the Utah 3i(ision o% #ildli%e %or re ulations" Boatin Boats with &otors are not 'er&itted on Palisade 1eser(oir +Manti. cottontail rabbit and snowshoe rabbit are co&&onl$ hunted in Utah" S'ecial a&e 'er&its are decided b$ a drawin " A''lications %or these are taken onl$ between Ma$ 7 to :7" . white%ish. or on the Lordan 1i(er" Boatin 1ules & . antelo'e. sa e rouse. 7FD*C::5" Man$ boaters are increasin their nautical skills and knowled e b$ takin ad(anta e o% the 'o'ular boatin education ho&e stud$ course. below" All*.he a''lication 'eriod to hunt bear. reat o%%*hi hwa$ ridin areas are ne(er %ar awa$" 9are &ust be taken to insure a sa%e. re ional o%%ices. eese. %orest rouse.aws and 1ules and Utah Boatin . &ountain lion and bobcat is &id*)ctober to &id*No(e&ber" Most s'ecies o% wildli%e are 'rotected in Utah" Huntin is allowed in &ost 'ublic areas o% the state. &ournin do(e. trail hubs and a dazzlin dis'la$ o% terrain" =or &ore in%or&ation. en/o$able ex'erience while 'rotectin the en(iron&ent" . or ori inatin %ro& state 'arks" . Utah Boatin Basics" 9o'ies o% the course book are a(ailable at all state 'arks.ake 9it$ +see the #ant .hese are a(ailable b$ callin tel" +D65.he %ollowin 'arks o%%er on* site or nearb$ ridin o''ortunities" .he San Luan is noted %or its exce'tional archeolo ical and eolo ical excursions" .aws and su ested sa%et$ e2ui'&ent are ex'lained in the booklets Hi hli hts %ro& Utah Boatin . and the ad&inistrati(e o%%ice in Salt . elk.distant re ions." )%% the Hi hwa$ Because so &uch o% Utah is 'ublic land. tel" +D66.aws and 1ules" .he Green 1i(er is an ideal tri' %or %a&ilies" . exce't the national 'arks and &onu&ents.and Mana e&ent work to ether in 'ro(idin thousands o% &iles o% trails %or ridin en/o$&ent" 3etailed in%or&ation is a(ailable b$ contactin one o% these a encies" Addresses are listed in the #ant to ?now MoreH section.666 %ishable lakes and nu&erous %ishin strea&s" S'ecies ran e %ro& the 'o'ular rainbow and cutthroat to lar e &ackinaw and brown trout to stri'ed bass.he state4s >5 'ro%essional ri(er out%itters o%%er a wide (ariet$ o% tours and ser(ices" Ask around and co&'are 'rices and ser(ices" =ishin Utah has o(er 5. wild turke$. the 9olorado throu h 9ataract 9an$on o%%ers so&e o% the lar est ra'ids in North A&erica" . walle$e.aws . :66*55B6 %or the Bic$cle Utah Guide" 1i(er 1unnin Utah is renowned world*wide %or its whitewater ra%tin " 9oursin throu h southeast Utah are the &i ht$ 9olorado and Green ri(ers. chukar 'artrid e. ad/acent to.he Utah 3i(ision o% Parks and 1ecreation. 'heasant. blue ill. the Bonne(ille cisco and &an$ others" =ishin is o'en $ear* round in Utah" Huntin 3eer. and Bureau o% .o ?now MoreH section o% this cha'ter %or addresses.errain @ehicles & )%%*Hi hwa$ Motorc$cles Utah has a nu&ber o% excellent all*terrain (ehicle and o%%*hi hwa$ &otorc$cle ridin areas within. National =orest Ser(ice.he Utah 3i(ision o% Parks and 1ecreation ad&inisters Utah4s boatin laws" . as well as the historic San Luan 1i(er" #ith no da& to control its %low o% water.
and Utah 3i(ision o% Parks and 1ecreation ha(e tra(el &a's indicatin 'ublic lands where )H@ use is 'er&itted" Persons 5C $ears o% a e and under &ust wear 'rotecti(e head ear while o'eratin an )H@ on 'ublic lands or roads" !t is reco&&ended that all riders. wear hel&ets" No one under ei ht $ears o% a e &a$ o'erate an )H@ on 'ublic lands" 3ri(ers ei ht throu h 57 $ears o% a e &ust 'ossess an )H@ education certi%icate issued b$ the di(ision" 3ri(ers sixteen $ears o% a e and older &ust 'ossess a (alid dri(er4s license or an )H@ education certi%icate" .he US =orest Ser(ice. and 'ri(ate land &ana e&ent a encies.aws . contact the Utah 3i(ision o% Parks and 1ecreation )H@ .he Utah 3i(ision o% Parks and 1ecreation 'ro(ides %acilities and also en%orces the laws" !t roo&s nearl$ D76 &iles o% 'ri&e snow&obile trails. and the ad&inistrati(e o%%ice in Salt .aws and su ested sa%et$ e2ui'&ent are ex'lained in the booklets Hi hli hts %ro& Utah4s )%%*Hi hwa$ @ehicle . ad&inisters Utah o%%*hi hwa$ (ehicles +)H@.ake 9it$" )H@ <ducation Pro ra& <ducation certi%icates will be issued to an$one ei ht $ears o% a e and older who co&'letes the Utah )H@ education course" =or in%or&ation.housands o% Utahns and out*o%*state (isitors snow&obile throu h &ountain %orests and rollin hills" . or hi hwa$s that are si ned or desi nated as o'en to )H@ use" Most inner*'ark roads are 'ublic hi hwa$s" State law re2uires that &otorized (ehicles and o'erators usin 'ublic hi hwa$s be licensed" .aws and 1ules" 9o'ies are a(ailable at all state 'arks. Bureau o% .he Utah 3i(ision o% Parks and 1ecreation. in coo'eration with other state. laws" 1e istered )H@s &a$ be o'erated on 'ublic lands.rainin 9enter at tel" D66*)H@*1!3<" Snow&obilin .9oral Pink Sand 3unes )tter 9reek 3ead Horse Point Palisade <scalante Plute =re&ont !ndian Iuail 9reek Goblin @alle$ Sco%ield Green 1i(er Star(ation Huntin ton Steinaker ?odachro&e Basin #asatch Mountain Millsite 0uba )%%*Hi hwa$ @ehicle . %ederal. and &ana es sanitar$ %acilities throu hout the state" .and Mana e&ent. re ional o%%ices. re&o(es snow %ro& 'arkin lots. streets. no &atter what their a e.
and the ad&inistrati(e o%%ice in Salt .oo' and 9ascade S'rin s" Mirror .ake. %irst*ser(ed basis" User =ees 3a$*use and ca&'in %ees are char ed &ost state 'arks" Additional %ees are char ed %or other ser(ices. roller skatin . o%%*hi hwa$ (ehicle enthusiasts.Snow&obile rentals. war&in %acilities. Manti.ucker 1est Area." 9a&'in . Loe4s @alle$.Pri&iti(e to Plush Utah state 'ark (isitors will %ind &ore than 5.o &ake a reser(ation. and nature lo(ers" #atchable #ildli%e .he &ost basic ca&' rounds ha(e 'it or (ault toilets and bare necessities %or outdoor li(in " Standard ca&'sites are e2ui''ed with barbecue rills. bikers. Al'ine . such as ice skatin .ake 9reek. 'icnic tables.ake" 1ed 9loud . Soa'stone. and sanitar$ dis'osal stations" So&e o%%er hot showers and utilit$ hooku's" 1eser(ations 1eser(ations %or rou'*use areas and indi(idual ca&'sites are a(ailable at all de(elo'ed 'arks" !ndi(idual ca&'site reser(ations &a$ be &ade %ro& three to 5:6 da$s in ad(ance" Grou' reser(ations &a$ be &ade one $ear in ad(ance" . Strawberr$ Point. #oodland. %lush toilets. %ro& D a& to 7 '&. and Blacks&ith =ork can$ons" Sk$line 3ri(e in central Utah" Pro(idin trails %ro& Sco%ield.o an. ol%ers. and rou'*use %acilities" =ees are sub/ect to 'eriodic chan e" 9ontact the 'ark itsel%. cross* countr$ skiers. <'hrai&. histor$ bu%%s. .ake 9it$ %or current rates" =acilities %or the Ph$sicall$ 9hallen ed Man$ o% Utah4s state 'arks ha(e %ull$*accessible %acilities %or the disabled" 3e(elo'&ent is on oin " 9ontact the 'ark directl$" <(ents %or All Seasons Utah state 'arks ha(e s'ecial acti(ities %or e(er$one .oo' north o% @ernal" Ma's are a(ailable at all state 'arks. ol%in . Bear 1i(er Ser(ice. chalet or (isitor center rentals. re ional o%%ices. +D66. and 9edar Breaks in southern Utah" =ish . culinar$ water. 'arkin 'ads.ake National =orest near =ish . boat &oorin . F::*FCC6. or the re ional o%%ice or the ad&inistrati(e o%%ice in Salt .railheads #asatch MountainMA&erican =ork 9an$on" )ri inatin %ro& #asatch Mountain State Park at Midwa$.:66 ca&'sites ran in %ro& 'ri&iti(e to 'lushA . A&erican =ork 9an$on. and =air(iew can$ons" Brian Head. and #ol% 9reek can$ons" Monte 9ristoMHardware 1anch in northern Utah" !nterconnectin G6 &iles o% trails in ) den . F::*FCC6 or.ake 9it$ +see #ant to ?now MoreH. =erron. 3uck 9reek @illa e. toll*%ree. interconnectin Park 9it$. and %ood ser(ices are a(ailable at #asatch Mountain State Park" Princi'al . tel" +D65. Na(a/o . .ake Hi hwa$" Loinin ?a&as.runners. boaters. Monda$ throu h =rida$" 1eser(ations are not re2uired but are ad(ised" Unreser(ed sites are a(ailable on a %irst*co&e.
FF7*CF6D" Antelo'e !sland State Park .. 7DB*>>GC Anasazi !ndian @illa e State Park . &an$ o% which are in state 'arks" . Boulder. 9a'itol Hill Salt . 7FD*5>BC Utah 3i(ision o% Parks & 1ecreation Ad&inistrati(e )%%ice <astern 1e ion )%%ice 5BFB #est North . 7FD*>C66 Salt . U. U.ra(el 9ouncil 9ouncil Hall. U. D>55B*F57B Moab. D>5>7*6577 +D65. Suite 55B DG <ast 9enter Street Salt . U.his ancient !ndian (illa e in the heart o% Utah 9an$on 9ountr$ was one o% the lar est Anasazi co&&unities west o% the 9olorado 1i(er" . Suite F65 Salt .ake 9it$. U.ook %or the binocular lo o on road si ns as $ou tra(el the state" #ant to ?now MoreH 57GB #est North . take S$racuse <xit FF7 west %or se(en &iles" .e&'le Bureau o% .he site is belie(ed to ha(e been occu'ied %ro& A"3" 5676 to 5:66" <(en thou h the (illa e re&ains lar el$ unexca(ated. D>7F:*:FF6 +D65. D>55B*5777 +D65. 7FF*75:C Southwest 1e ion )%%ice 7D7 North Main Street P) Box 56CG 9edar 9it$. U. D>55>*5FBG +D65. 7FG*>665 US =orest Ser(ice 1e ional )%%ice National Park Ser(ice :765 #all A(enue P) Box :7:DC ) den. B>7*D6FB +D65. D>55B*F5G7 P) Box >7577 +D65.here is no ca&'in " =or %urther in%or&ation contact Anasazi !ndian @illa e State Park.ake 9it$. D>6F:*6F6G Salt . B:7*7F6B +F6F. :7G*D575 Northeast 1e ion )%%ice Northwest 1e ion )%%ice P) Box F6G 56D> North 1edwood 1oad Heber 9it$.ake 9it$.ake 9it$.here are nearl$ 566 desi nated wildli%e (iewin sites in Utah. D>C:6*56CG +D65. U. D>>65*:FG> 3en(er. U. P) Box 5F:G. 7FD*C::6 +D65.ocation: Near the 'ictures2ue ranchin town o% Boulder on S1 5:" .and Mana e&ent Utah 3i(" o% #ildli%e 1esources F:> South State Street. GBG*:666 Utah .ake 9it$. 9olorado D6::7*6:DC +D65. U.e&'le. D>C5B*5F:G" tel" +D65.ouris& & 1ecreation !n%or&ation 9enter Utah .ocation: 1eached (ia a C*&ile 'a(ed causewa$" =ro& !*57. &an$ arti%acts ha(e been unco(ered and are on dis'la$ in the &useu&" =acilities in the 'ark are %ew" Grou' and indi(idual 'icnic areas are a(ailable" . U.
antelo'e.ake" Acti(ities on the island include saltwater bathin . &ule deer. i%ts and uided tours to the southern end o% the island" =or %urther in%or&ation.ake is nestled hi h in the 1ock$ Mountains on the Utah*!daho border" #aterskiin .Antelo'e !sland State Park is the lar est island in the Great Salt . co$ote. boat launchin ra&' and &arina" 9$clists. two &iles north o% Garden 9it$" Bear . u'land a&e birds and water%owl are so&e o% the ani&als $ou &a$ see here" 0ou &i ht e(en catch si ht o% elk. 5CB seasonal boat sli's. e2uestrians and hikers &a$ tra(erse &ore than F6 &iles o% roads and trails" A concessionaire 'ro(ides %ood. ca&'in and 'icnickin " . CCF*:G>5" Bear . S$racuse. bad er. sanitar$ dis'osal station.ake is %a&ous %or its annual Lanuar$ cisco run" . 57 shoreline ca&'sites. an D6*%oot*wide concrete launchin ra&'. 'icnickin and s&all watercra%t acti(it$" 1endez(ous Beach is a 'o'ular area %or rou's and %a&il$ reunions" A local concessionaire has s&all boats %or rent" . and sailin are %a(orite acti(ities" =ishin is %or cutthroat. contact Antelo'e !sland State Park. 'hoto ra'h$. drinks. hot showers. D>6C7*BDB5" tel" +D65. and utilit$ hooku's" A wide. &ackinaw. olden ea le or bobcat" =acilities at this 'ark include &odern restroo&s. and white%ish" Bear .ake 1endez(ous Beach is on the south shore o% the lake near . 'icnic shelter.ake State Park . &odern restroo&s. &odern restroo&s. horseback ridin . hot showers and a (isitor center" Bear . >7:D #est 5C66 South.ake" Bu%%alo. ca&'in . 'icnickin . birdwatchin and obser(in wildli%e in a natural habitat" 0ou also &a$ en/o$ s'ectacular sunsets and 'anora&ic (iews o% the Great Salt . %ox. swi&&in . hikin . rou'*use 'a(ilion.aketown on State 1oute F6" !t extends %or 5 &iles and o%%ers 5FD ca&'sites. U. sand$ beach 'ro(ides excellent ca&'in . sunbathin .ocation: )n US Hi hwa$ DG.hree state*owned %acilities 'ro(ide boatin . hot showers.he &arina has a sheltered harbor.
" 9oral Pink Sand 3unes State Park .Bear . Garden 9it$ U.ake <astside is 56 &iles north o% . D>6B7*6>>B" tel" +D65. o%%*road ridin . P) Box >>B. contact Bear . 'icture takin .he 'ark was established in 5GBF with land 'urchased %ro& the US3! Bureau o% .here is a 'ri&iti(e ca&' round and a :D*%oot*wide concrete boat launchin ra&'" =or %urther in%or&ation.ocation: :7 &iles southwest o% . 1i(erton. boatin and %ishin " . CBD*DGF: +A'ril *No(e&ber.ocation: 5: &iles %ro& US Hi hwa$ DG. U.aketown" Acti(ities include scuba di(in . G>B*FF>F" 9a&' =lo$dMSta e 9oach !nn State Park . P) Box 5D>. D>6:D*65D>" tel" +D65.B66 troo's sent to su''ress an assu&ed Mor&on rebellion" .his %or&er &ilitar$ 'ost 2uartered the lar est troo' concentration in the United States %ro& 5D7D to 5DB5" About >66 buildin s housed the 7.ake State Park.and Mana e&ent" . 9oral Pink Sand 3unes State Park is the 'er%ect settin %or ca&'in . contact 9a&' =lo$dMSta e 9oach !nn State Park.he troo's returned east in 5DB5 %or 9i(il #ar dut$" )nl$ a ce&eter$ re&ains as silent e(idence o% turbulent 9a&' =lo$d" Nearb$ Sta ecoach !nn was an o(erni ht sto' on the historic o(erland sta e and 'on$ ex'ress route" A two*stor$ adobe and %ra&e hotel has been restored with ori inal 'eriod %urnishin s" !t is o'en dail$ %ro& <aster weekend throu h )ctober 57" =or %urther in%or&ation. hikin or /ust relaxin and 'la$in in the sand" . near ?anab" 9ontrasted b$ blue skies and stee' red cli%%s and outcro''in s.ehi on State 1oute CF" .
he wind is %unneled throu h this notch. ainin s'eed to a 'oint where it can carr$ sand rains %ro& the erodin Na(a/o sandstone" . its s'eed decreases and the sand is de'osited" Hikin .Geolo $ .he trailhead is a''roxi&atel$ %our &iles northeast o% the 'ark and is accessible (ia hikin .he sand dunes at the 'ark are a uni2ue and interestin 'lace to hike" 0ou will disco(er &an$ other hikes ad/acent to the 'ark.he dunes here are created b$ wind headin between Mo2uith and Moccasin &ountains" . )H@ and %our*wheel*dri(e (ehicles" .hese J&ountainsK o%%er scenic (iews o% the sand dunes and o% Eion National Park" Mo2uith Mountains * =ro& the east boundar$ o% the 'ark" @anta e 'oints at the to' o% the sand dune o%%er (iews o% ?anab 9an$on and the North 1i& o% the Grand 9an$on" South =ork !ndian 9an$on Picto ra'hs * Ancient !ndian 'aintin s are at the botto& o% South =ork !ndian 9an$on" .his 'heno&enon is known as the @enturi A%%ect" )nce the wind 'asses throu h the a' and into the o'en (alle$. includin the %ollowin : Harris Mountains * North o% the 'ark" .
. Br$ce 9an$on and Grand 9an$on national 'arks" Park 'ersonnel will ladl$ hel' 'lan an outin %or $ou and $our %a&il$" S'ecial =eatures Park %acilities include a ::*unit ca&' round.he 'ark is an excellent base ca&' %or ex'lorin Utah4s extraordinar$ scener$" #ithin a short dri(e are 9edar Breaks National Monu&ent. DC>*:>6D" 3ead Horse Point State Park .666 acres o% 'la$ area %or o%%*road (ehicle enthusiasts" Hundreds o% &iles o% trails and se(eral de(elo'ed %our*wheel roads are on US3! Bureau o% .he Stor$ o% 3ead Horse Point Be%ore the turn o% the centur$.he uni2ue 'ro&ontor$ 'ro(ided a natural corral into which the horses were dri(en b$ cowbo$s" .666 %eet. a boardwalk o(erlook trail and a hal%*&ile nature trail" <ach roo&$ ca&'site has 'ull*throu h 'arkin . dune rasses &ore than six %eet tall and beauti%ul wild%lowers that reach their 'eak in Lune" 9o&&on &a&&als in the 'ark include &ule deer. hot showers.666 %eet directl$ abo(e the 9olorado 1i(er. /ack rabbits and &an$ s&all rodents" . ?odachro&e Basin State Park. kit %oxes. contact 9oral Pink Sand 3unes State Park. P) Box G7.and Mana e&ent land ad/acent to the 'ark" )%%*hi hwa$ (ehicles are 'er&itted on the dunes. with the better ones bein ke't %or 'ersonal use or sold to eastern &arkets" Unwanted culls or Jbroo&tailsK were le%t behind to %ind their own wa$ o%% the 'oint" .he onl$ esca'e was throu h a narrow.his &oisture allows %or a wide (ariet$ o% 'lants. F6*$ard neck o% land controlled b$ %encin " Mustan s were then ro'ed and broken. 'icnic table and barbecue rill" A resident ran er and a s&all (isitor center are also on site" =i(e 'icnic sites. U.ocation: 3ead Horse Point is on State 1oute F5F. D>C>5*66G7" tel" +D65.he dunes also su''ort a di(erse 'o'ulation o% insects. 9oral Pink Sand 3unes recei(es relati(el$ hi h a&ounts o% 'reci'itation" . and Eion. includin the coral 'ink ti er beetle that is %ound onl$ here" Meltin snow o%ten creates s&all 'onds here that su''ort a&'hibians such as sala&anders and toads" )%%*Hi hwa$ @ehicles 9oral Pink Sand 3unes includes 5. &ustan herds ran wild on the &esas near 3ead Horse Point" .ake Powell. but strict re ulations a''l$" )H@ riders should contact 'ark 'ersonnel %or laws and rules be%ore (enturin out" Nearb$ Points )% !nterest . sewa e dis'osal station. are ad/acent to the dunes" Picnic sites are e2ui''ed with barbecue rills and 'icnic tables on concrete 'ads" . co$otes. includin stands o% 'onderosa 'ine. ?anab. the 'oint 'ro(ides a breathtakin 'anora&a o% 9an$onlands4 scul'tured 'innacles and buttes" .he rou' site has a %ire 'it ideal %or 3utch o(en cookin " =or %urther in%or&ation. includin a lar e rou'*use area. 5D &iles o%%Hi hwa$ 5G5 near Moab" 3ead Horse Point is 'erha's Utah4s &ost s'ectacular state 'ark" .Plants & Ani&als At an ele(ation o% B. &odern restroo&s.owerin :.
a distance o% 5.he$ died o% thirst within si ht o% the 9olorado 1i(er. can$on erosion &a$ be (iewed on a rand scale" . co(ered 'icnic tables.hese 'ower%ul %orces are still scul'turin the %antastic sha'es o% these 'reci'itous blu%%s and towerin s'ires" General !n%or&ation .o hel' with water conser(ation.he o(erlook at 3ead Horse Point is B.666 %eet below" Plants & Ani&als @e etation and wildli%e in this desert en(iron&ent exist on a se(erel$ li&ited water su''l$" Plants ha(e ada'ted b$ di&inishin the size o% their lea(es. :.Accordin to one le end.hese desert wildli%e has onl$ a sli ht ed e on the en(iron&ent" Please do not disturb the& in their stru le %or existence" =acilities . an orientation 'ro ra& and a sel%* uided nature trail" Short uided walks are 'ro(ided durin the hi h season" . the &ustan s ne(er %ound their wa$ out" . a band o% broo&tails was le%t corralled on the 'oint and the ate was su''osedl$ le%t o'en so the wild horses could return to the o'en ran e" =or so&e unknown reason.he center 'resents su&&er e(enin 'ro ra&s between &id*Ma$ and &id*Se'te&ber" ?a$enta 9a&' round is the &ain ca&'site area with :5 ca&'in units.his 'rocess has taken a''roxi&atel$ 576 &illion $ears" Much o% it is caused b$ the ri(er slicin down into the earth4s crust as land is %orced u'ward" . the 9olorado 1i(er winds its wa$ %ro& the 9ontinental 3i(ide in 9olorado to the Gul% o% 9ali%ornia.he$ (enture out in the e(enin s when the relentless heat has subsided and there is less need %or water" )ther wildli%e and (e etation &a$ ha(e dor&ant 'eriods de'endin u'on 'reci'itation 'atterns" . &odern restroo&s. electrical hooku's and sewa e dis'osal stations" A(ailable water is hauled %ro& Moab" .he (isitor center o%%ers exhibits. which &eans the$ lose less water throu h e(a'oration" Most o% the ani&als are nocturnal" . recreational (ehicles should %ill water tanks be%ore co&in to the 'ark" Geolo ical Sketch .>66 &iles" =ro& the o(erlook.wo thousand %eet below.666 %eet abo(e sea le(el" .
ocation: Lust northwest o% Blandin at BB6 #est. asoline. D>7F:*6B6G" tel" +D65. and sundries" =or %urther in%or&ation. o%%ices and a conte&'orar$ !ndian cra%ts de&onstration area and sho'" . 'a(ed 'arkin area. contact 3eer 9reek State Park.ocation: Northeast o% Salt . F:*unit ca&' round.ocation: C &iles southwest o% Heber" 3eer 9reek 1eser(oir lies in the southwest corner o% beauti%ul Heber @alle$ and consistentl$ 'ro(ides so&e o% Utah4s %inest %ishin " Sailors take note: Predictable can$on winds &ake sailin reat" =acilities in 3eer 9reek State Park include a concrete boat launchin ra&'. P) Box B6G. &odern restroo&s.wo s'acious 'a(ilions with electricit$ are a(ailable %or rou's" A concessionaire o%%ers boat rentals and a re%resh&ent stand" =or %urther in%or&ation. U. contact 3ead Horse Point State Park. 77F7 South Hi hwa$ BB. the Ute !ndians.he 'ark and de(elo'ed ca&' round are accessible $ear*round" All ca&'in is li&ited to 5> da$s in an$ F6*da$ 'eriod" 9lear skies and little (e etation allow e(enin s to cool ra'idl$" Mornin s war& e2uall$ as %ast" 3ail$ su&&er te&'eratures so&eti&es dro' as low as >6= at ni ht and cli&b to o(er G6 the %ollowin da$" @er$ %ew da$s exceed 566" . B7>*65C5" <ast 9an$on State Park . &odern restroo&s with showers.he 9edars State Historic Monu&ent . D>676*GBG>" tel" +D65.he &useu& deals with the (arious cultures that ha(e in%luenced the San Luan 9ount$ area o% southeastern Utah" . >66 North" <d e o% the 9edars State Historical Monu&ent is the site o% an Anasazi !ndian ruin and a &odern &useu& %acilit$" !t was established as a state historical &onu&ent in 5GC>" !n late 5GCD the &useu& %acilit$ was co&'leted and o'ened to the 'ublic" !t is o'erated b$ the Utah State 3i(ision o% Parks and 1ecreation" . U.hese include the 'rehistoric Anasazi !ndians. contact <ast 9an$on State Park.wo concessionaires o%%er a restaurant. but da$ti&e te&'eratures are enerall$ 'leasant" S'rin and autu&n da$s are lon and. research and work roo&s. D>6>G*6:7C" tel" +D65. Moab. an auditoriu&. enerall$. P) Box :7C. and 'a(ed 'arkin area" . the Na(a/o !ndians. U.ake 9it$ on S1 B7" <ast 9an$on 1eser(oir is a BD6*acre boatin and %ishin 'aradise nestled in the &ountains" 1ecreationists will %ind a wide concrete launchin ra&'. Mor an.3ead Horse Point is a 'ro&ontor$ o% stone surrounded b$ stee' cli%%s" #atch children and 'ets closel$" . D:G*BDBB" <d e o% . :7G*:B5>" 3eer 9reek State Park . a reeable" Annual 'reci'itation is about 56 inches 'er $ear" =or %urther in%or&ation.he winter season is short with (er$ little snow" Ni hts &a$ be cold %ro& 3ece&ber throu h =ebruar$. and earl$ An lo settlers" =acilities at the &useu& include restroo&s. Midwa$. showers. boat rentals. two exhibit halls. %ish cleanin station. and a F5*unit ca&' round with a lar e o(er%low area" . sewa e dis'osal and %ish cleanin stations.
<d e o% .he <d e o% the 9edars 1uin was disco(ered b$ the %irst An lo settlers in 5G67" No de(elo'&ent had taken 'lace at the site.he site consists o% six distinct habitation and cere&onial co&'lexes which lie in a eneral north*south ali n&ent on to' o% the rid e in back o% the &useu& and o(erlookin #estwater 9an$on" 9o&'lexes N5. while N> is a lar e block o% roo&s with an associated Great ?i(a" . so&e stabilization was done b$ ca''in the exca(ated walls" An on oin exca(ation andMor stabilization 'ro ra& is 'lanned %or each season" @isitors are encoura ed to walk a&on the ruins. but should not cli&b on the walls" !n 5GC6 the <d e o% the 9edars ruin was 'laced on the Utah State 1e ister o% Historic Places and.he <d e o% the 9edars !ndian ruin is a s&all Anasazi (illa e that was occu'ied rou hl$ %ro& C76 A"3" to 5::6 A"3" . ca&' round and #ide Hollow 1eser(oir. N:.666 $ears a o" Add to this the (isitor center. and N7 are unit*t$'e 'ueblos.ocation: >> &iles east o% Br$ce 9an$on National Park" . until the late 5GB64s" A''roxi&atel$ :7Q o% the site was exca(ated %ro& 5GBG to 5GC: b$ #eber State 9olle e" =ollowin the exca(ations.he sixth co&'lex is a row o% ad/oinin sur%ace roo&s at the southern end o% the site" . and $ou ha(e a co&'lete recreation ex'erience" Acti(ities . it was 'laced on the National 1e ister o% Historic Places" <scalante State Park . NF. howe(er. in 5GC5.he 9edars 1uin .his 'ark is a showcase o% 'etri%ied wood" Backcountr$ ex'lorers &i ht see %ossilized dinosaur bones or re&nants %ro& the ancient =re&ont !ndians who inhabited the area nearl$ 5.wo established trails take $ou throu h (ast de'osits o% the &ost beauti%ul 'etri%ied wood %ound an$where" So&e 'ieces are nearl$ %i(e %eet wideA .
contact <d e o% the 9edars State Park. Utah. Miles Good$ear" . lizards. deer and co$otes" <scalante State Park is listed in the Utah #ildli%e @iewin Guide as one o% the %ew wetland bird (iewin sites in southern Utah" Histor$ <scalante State Park was established in 5GBF with land 'urchased %ro& the US Bureau o% .here are no nails in the stockade8 instead. brin to &ind stron .#ide Hollow 1eser(oir. <tienne Pro(ost and Hu h Glass.ake ) den <xit F>B and %ollow the si ns" 3owntown ) den: Go west on :>th Street across the (iaduct" . with stands o% cottonwoods alon the lake shore" Man$ s'ecies o% wild%lowers share the 'ark with s&all rodents. D>755*6CDD" tel" +D65.ake $our %irst le%t on A A(enue" )ne o% the &ost %ascinatin 'eriods in #estern A&erican %olklore is the Mountain Men era" . that excitin era is brou ht back to li%e" Guides in 'eriod dress inter'ret the li%est$le o% the Mountain Men and the !ndians who inhabited the area" Authentic arti%acts are also dis'la$ed" <(en the annual rendez(ous is reenacted on s'ecial occasions" =ort Buena(entura has been recreated on the ori inal site accordin to in%or&ation %ound a%ter &uch archeolo ical and historical research" . birds. Li& Brid er. Peter Skein ) den. drink. U. the$ traded with the !ndian tribes.he na&es.he <scalante area is a (eritable wonderland o% scenic beaut$" A base ca&' in the 'ark 'uts $ou within a %ew &iles o% the hi h*&ountain lakes and %orests o% Boulder Mountain. tell stories and co&'ete. water%owl.rees are &ostl$ 'in$on and /uni'er. barbecue rills.and Mana e&ent" Additional land was bou ht in 5GC: to include 'art o% the shoreline o% #ide Hollow 1eser(oir" . has beco&e as %a&ous as the &en the&sel(es" At =ort Buena(entura in ) den. Blandin . %ire 'its. &arried the !ndian wo&en.he surroundin area is t$'ical o% the U''er Sonoran li%e zone" . hei ht o% 'ickets.here. o%%ers reat %ishin %or rainbow trout and blue ill" Man$ (isitors like to swi& in the cool water.ake ) den <xit F>>B to F5st Street #estbound and %ollow the si ns" !*57 northbound: . tra''ed the ri(ers %or bea(er. BCD*::FD" =ort Buena(entura State Park !*57 southbound: . P) Box CDD. and li(ed o%% the land" . and nu&ber and st$le o% lo cabins are all based on docu&ented %acts" . restroo&s with hot showers. while others en/o$ loun in on sunn$ shores or watchin the &an$ s'ecies o% bird and water%owl" 9a&' and 'icnic in a &odern. re&ote can$ons o% the <scalante 1i(er and slick rock desert countr$ o% the %a&ous Hole* in*the*1ock crossin at . wooden 'e s and &ortise and tenon /oints hold the walls to ether" . and sanitar$ dis'osal station" Area Attractions . culinar$ water.he current %ort4s di&ensions. ðod o% construction. Ledediah S&ith. ::*unit ca&' round co&'lete with tables.ake Powell" Plants & Ani&als . inde'endent and ru ed &en who %earlessl$ li(ed in the 1ock$ Mountains" . located 'artiall$ within 'ark boundaries.he le endar$ rendez(ous. where Mountain Men athered annuall$ to trade %urs %or su''lies and to eat.he ca&' round and ran er housin were co&'leted in the s'rin o% 5GCC8 the (isitor center in 5GG58 and the brid e and 'a(ed road in 5GG:" #ide Hollow 1eser(oir was constructed in 5G7>" !ts water is used b$ the town o% <scalante %or irri ation" =or %urther in%or&ation.he actual %ort was built in 5D>B b$ Mountain Man.
%ro& bea(er to silk . one accessible to wheelchairs. contact =re&ont !ndian State Park.hree inter'reti(e trails. nature walks. D>CBB*GGGG" tel" +D65. where the co&'anies &a$ sto' and re%resh the&sel(es and obtain su''lies"K . horseshoes and (olle$ball" . U. a (isitor center and a tradin 'ost" Miles Good$ear & =ort Buena(entura A chan e in hat st$les .brou ht the %ur tra''in era to an end in 5D>6" . B:5*>D6D" =re&ont !ndian State Park .his %orced Mountain Men to look %or other e&'lo$&ent" Miles Good$ear decided to build =ort Buena(entura" !t was to be. canoein .e&'le Mountain Lunction and 'roceed 5> &iles southwest on a sur%aced and i&'ro(ed ra(el road" . lead $ou into le end and histor$ de'icted throu h 'icto ra'hs and 'etro l$'hs" =ishin . the Mor&ons settled Salt . ca&'in and 'icnickin are a(ailable throu hout the $ear" =or %urther in%or&ation. =ort Buena(entura was rena&ed Browns(ille" !t beca&e the nucleus o% settle&ents %or&in 'resent*da$ ) den" =or %urther in%or&ation. Ja sort o% hal%wa$ house between the <ast and )re on and 9ali%ornia.ocation: !n <&er$ 9ount$ between Green 1i(er and Hanks(ille" =ollow Hi hwa$ :> to .Acti(ites at the %ort include uided tours.he %ort ne(er ser(ed its intended 'ur'ose" !n 5D>C. 5D>7.here are cabins to rent. :>76 A A(enue. as the Missouri #estern <x'ositor ex'lained in Se'te&ber. contact =ort Buena(entura State Park. 7:C*>BF5" Goblin @alle$ State Park . 55776 #est 9lear 9reek 9an$on 1oad. D>>65*::6F" tel" +D65. ) den. U. 'icnickin . Se(ier. hikin .ake @alle$ and 'urchased Good$ear4s 'ro'ert$ on the #eber 1i(er" Under the Mor&ons.ocation: :5 &iles southwest o% 1ich%ield on !*C6 in central Utah" =re&ont !ndian State Park was established to 'reser(e 9lear 9reek 9an$on4s treasur$ o% rock art and archeolo ical sites" @isit the &useu& in the (isitor center where a (ideo 'ro ra& introduces $ou to the =re&ont !ndians" . %ishin .
and 'edestals are li&ited onl$ b$ $our i&a ination" =acilities =acilities at the F.e&'le Mountain. culinar$ water. and o%%*road enthusiasts will %ind &an$ &iles o% dirt roads to ex'lore" Histor$ bu%%s can disco(er traces o% earl$ !ndians. winter%at. Gilsen Buttes. at sli htl$ hi her ele(ations. &iners and ranchers" 9an$onlands National Park. San 1a%ael 1ee% and Swell.he antics o% these oblins and balanced rocks. &odern restroo&s.B7>*acre 'ark include a :5*unit ca&' round. dr$ sur%ace conditions" 0ou are likel$ to encounter Mor&on tea +/oint%ir. and barbecue rill" Area Attractions <x'lore %ascinatin 'laces %ro& $our Goblin @alle$ ca&'" Nearb$ land&arks include the Henr$ Mountains. obser(ation o(erlook. 3ead Horse Point State Park. 'arade o% ele'hants. 'a(ed 'arkin 'ad.. s'ires. and 9a'itol 1ee% National Park are within a two*hour dri(e" Plants & Ani&als @e etation is li&ited to hard$ desert s'ecies that can endure blowin sand and hot. Green 1i(er State Park. . !ndian rice rass. tu&bleweed.Goblin @alle$ is Utah4s skull in the sk$. hot water showers. and sanitar$ du&' station" <ach s'acious ca&'site has a 'icnic table. 'ros'ectors. and dance o% the dolls" Uni2ue and enchantin rock scul'tures car(ed b$ wind and water su est &ischie(ous oblins o% %olklore still o about their secreti(e deeds" Add $ear*round solitude in a re&ote desert settin and $ou ha(e the stu%% drea&s are &ade o%" . wild onion. Arches National Monu&ent. Moll$4s 9astle. Glen 9an$on National 1ecreation Area. larks'ur and (arious cacti" Nearb$. are /uni'er and 'in$on 'ine" =re&ont cottonwood trees are 'lenti%ul alon strea&beds" . and #ild Horse Butte" Nu&erous rocks and co(es o%%er unli&ited hikin o''ortunities" . shadscale. 1ussian thistle.he area is a 'hoto ra'her4s 'aradise.
'orcu'ines. scor'ions. and two co&'anions were searchin %or an alternati(e route between Green 1i(er and 9ains(ille" . eolo ic J oblins"K #ater erosion and s&oothin action o% wind*blown dust work to ether to sha'e the oblins" Bedrock is ex'osed because o% thin soil and lack o% (e etation" #hen rail does %all. ownerMo'erator o% the Hite %err$. which 2uickl$ disa''ears in &udd$ strea&s without 'enetratin the bedrock" Histor$ Secluded Goblin @alle$ was %irst disco(ered b$ cowbo$s searchin %or cattle" .he s$ste& stores enou h 'ower %or three da$s without sunli ht" . is created" !t is stored in lar e. dee' c$cle batteries housed in an ad/acent buildin " A 'ower in(erter chan es 39 electricit$ into alternatin currents +A9.hen. /ack rabbits.Most ani&als in the area are nocturnal. chuchwalla lizards. so&e 'atches resist erosion &uch better than others" . there are %ew 'lant roots and little soil to ca'ture and hold the water. cells con(ert sunli ht directl$ to electricit$ %or two ran er residences and the 'ublic restroo&s" Photo(oltaic +P@.he total s$ste& 'roduces 5"> kw" !t re'laces a 57 kw diesel*'owered enerator" P@ s$ste&s are cost*e%%ecti(e in re&ote locations where 'ower de&and is s&all and when there are no electric trans&ission lines" Solar ener $ is a noiseless. kan aroo rats.he$ ca&e to a (anta e 'oint about a &ile west o% Goblin @alle$ and were in awe at what the$ saw %i(e buttes and a (alle$ o% stran e rock %or&ations surrounded b$ a wall o% eroded cli%%s" !n 5G>G. bobcats.he so%ter &aterial is re&o(ed b$ wind and water. which is then 'u&'ed into a heat exchan er where it heats water %or showers and other uses" A%ter the anti%reeze releases its heat.he state o% Utah later ac2uired the 'ro'ert$ and established Goblin @alle$ State 1eser(e" !t was o%%iciall$ desi nated a state 'ark on Au ust :>. electricit$" .he sun heats the anti%reeze. in the late 5G:64s. Arthur 9ha%%in. 9ha%%in returned to the area he called Mushroo& @alle$" He s'ent se(eral da$s ex'lorin and 'hoto ra'hin its stran e sha'es" Publicit$ attracted (isitors to the (alle$ des'ite its re&oteness" !n 5G7>. o'hers.he 'u&' su''lies water to a >6.666 allon . kit %oxes. lea(in thousands o% uni2ue. co$otes. cells %ace south at an an le to collect as &uch ener $ as 'ossible" #hen sunli ht strikes the&. it is returned to the solar collectors and the c$cle be ins a ain" 9ulinar$ water %or the 'ark also is 'ro(ided b$ ener $ %ro& the sun" Solar 'anels collect ener $ to 'ower a dee'*well water 'u&'" .he :D silicon P@ cells at Goblin @alle$ %or& an arran e&ent called an arra$" <ach one* b$*%our*%oot cell 'roduces >D watts o% 'ower" . it was 'ro'osed that Goblin @alle$ be 'rotected %ro& (andalis&" . direct current electricit$ +39. and bad ers are %ound within and near the 'ark" Geolo $ Goblin @alle$ State Park is a showcase o% eolo ic histor$" <x'osed cli%%s re(eal 'arallel la$ers o% rock bared b$ erosion" Because o% the une(en hardness o% sandstone. 5GB>" <ner $ =ro& the Sun =acilities at Goblin @alle$ et their electricit$ %ro& the sun4s renewable ener $" Photo(oltaic +%oe*toe*(ol*ta$*ik. (enturin out onl$ in the cooler e(enin s" S'otted skunks. 'ollution*%ree source o% electricit$" Goblin also uses the sun4s ener $ to heat water %or the 'ark4s 'ublic restroo&s" Solar collectors on the roo% absorb the sun4s heat" 9oils in back o% the collectors are %illed with anti%reeze" .
but welco&e to Utah4s Great Salt . where recreation o''ortunities abound a&idst 'anora&ic randeur" <n/o$ $our sta$ at the Great Salt .ake 9it$" J!&&ediatel$ at our %eet we beheld the ob/ect o% our anxious search. 7B>*FBFF" Goosenecks State Park . D>7:7*6BFC" tel" +D65. P) Box BFC. stretchin and still in solitar$ randeur %ar be$ond our (isionK Lohn 9" =re&ont.ake Bonne(ille" A&erica4s !nland Sea . contact Goblin @alle$ State Park. a saline re&nant o% ancient .he solar ener $ s$ste&s were installed b$ the Utah <ner $ )%%ice in 'artnershi' with the Utah 3i(ision o% Parks and 1ecreation" . BCD*::7D" Great Salt . Green 1i(er. tran2uil sea" 0ou &i ht think $ou4re on the Paci%ic 9oast. U. tra(elin onl$ one linear &ile" . D>755*6CDD" tel" +D65. near Mexican Hat" At Goosenecks $ou can look into a 5.stora e tank that 'ro(ides water %or (isitors and 'ersonnel" .ake State Park . P) Box CDD.he access road is 'a(ed" =acilities include 'ri&iti(e ca&'in and (ault restroo&s" =or %urther in%or&ation.ocation: > &iles o%% U. waters o% the inland sea. :B5. 5D>C !&a ine $oursel% l$in on beauti%ul white sand beaches 'eerin at &iles and &iles o% o'en.ake.he solar 'anels are &ounted on a &o(able rack that auto&aticall$ %ollows the sun throu hout the da$ to &axi&ize the a&ount o% ener $ ta''ed" .he$ de&onstrate how we can 'roduce ener $ %ro& renewable resources.ake State Park. contact Goosenecks State Park.he ri(er &eanders back and %orth %or &ore than %i(e &iles. and reduce %ossil %uel consu&'tion and related 'ollution" =or %urther in%or&ation.666*%oot*dee' chas& car(ed throu h the Penns$l(ania Her&osa =or&ation b$ the silt*laden San Luan 1i(er" .ocation: 5B &iles west o% Salt . Blandin . U.
ake is 2uite literall$ A&erica4s inland sea" Histor$ !n 5C56 ex'lorer Baron . he thou ht he had reached the Paci%ic )cean" . and &an$ brackish estuaries border the ter&inal lake" .ake" But no white ex'lorers saw the Great Salt .he Great Salt .ake are actuall$ old beaches created b$ the 'oundin o% ancient wa(es" Utah4s Salt$ Sea <arl$ 'ioneers &ar(eled at the Great Salt .ater ex'lorers circu&na(i ated the lake and disco(ered it had no outlets" .ake#asn4t Alwa$s Salt$ .he hi h salt content 'rohibits &ost %or&s o% a2uatic li%e %ro& li(in there" .erraces on &ountainsides ad/acent to the Great Salt .i%e !n & Around the .he Great Salt .went$ thousand $ears a o %resh water %illed the basins o% northwest Utah with runo%% %ro& &eltin laciers" .he . a salt$ brine is le%t behind" .ahoutan heard tales %ro& nati(e A&erican !ndians about a lar e. salt$ lake" !n 5CCB =ather <scalante4s ex'loration 'art$ ca&'ed at nearb$ Utah .ake" . inland bod$ o% water >6 &iles wide and D6 &iles lon with no outlets" !ts salt content (aries %ro& F to :CQ.he hi h salinit$ allows ob/ects to J%loat like a cork"P .ake Bonne(ille.ake !nsects and brine shri&' are the onl$ li%e %or&s that can thri(e in the Great Salt .he lake4s salt content (aries in relation to the a&ount o% %resh water enterin it" =reshwater strea&s carr$ lar e a&ounts o% dissol(ed &inerals into the lake" #hen the %resh water e(a'orates.ake4s hi h salt content and resultin buo$anc$" .oda$4s lake is a &ere re&nant o% ancient .ake is a lar e..666 %eet dee' and co(ered :6. which was :.666 s2uare &iles" .ake until the winter o% 5D:>*:7 when Li& Brid er and his tra''er bri ade %loated down the Bear 1i(er to its con%luence with the lake" #hen Brid er tasted the salt$ water.
=i(e s'ecies o% &i rator$ birds use islands in the lake %or s'rin and su&&er nestin . and wildli%e &ust be &ana ed wisel$" Hundreds o% thousands o% tons o% salt and other &inerals are extracted %ro& lake brine each $ear" Brine shri&' are har(ested and sold hal%wa$ around the world" Shoreline &arshes and isolated islands 'ro(ide i&'ortant wildli%e habitat" =or %urther in%or&ation. Ma na. %eedin on insects and brine shri&'" 9ali%ornia ulls are abundant and. P) Box F:F. cor&orants. don4t ha(e to lea(e the lake" Howe(er. hot showers. contact Great Salt .he 'ark is a %a(orite e&barkation 'oint %or ri(er tri's and is a reat base %or seein scenic southeast Utah" #ithin an hour4s dri(e are Arches and 9an$onlands national 'arks. as the$ can sur(i(e on al&ost an$thin . sewa e du&' station. and the San 1a%ael 1ee%" Park 'ersonnel can hel' $ou 'lan an outin that is /ust ri ht %or $ou and $our %a&il$" S'ecial =eatures =acilities at the BF*acre Green 1i(er State Park include a >:*unit ca&' round.666 %eet.ake is a (aluable natural resource" Minin . herons. D>6>>*6F:F" tel" +D65. &odern restroo&s. deer and wild 'onies on =re&ont !sland.he lake4s isolated islands are (irtuall$ 'redator %ree" )ther wildli%e in the lake re ion includes s2uirrels.ake State Park. 3ead Horse Point and Goblin @alle$ state 'arks. and 'elicans are %ish eaters and &ust &i rate a hundred &iles to %ind %ood" . and barbecue rill" 1a%tin . and a boat ra&'" <ach roo&$ ca&'site has a 'icnic table. Green 1i(er State Park is an oasis on the west bank o% the Green 1i(er where tall cottonwood trees shade well*&anicured lawns" . s&all a&'hitheater %or inter'reti(e 'ro ra&s. :76*5DGD" Green 1i(er State Park . rou'*use %acilit$.ocation: 9it$ li&its o% Green 1i(er" At an ele(ation o% >. antelo'e. 'a(ed 'arkin 'ad. recreation. da$*use area. terns. U.he Great Salt . and bu%%alo on Antelo'e !sland" Natural 1esources .
and ad(enturers headed b$ Ma/or Lohn #esle$ Powell %loated the ri(er %ro& 'resent*da$ Green 1i(er. the :66*&ile =riendshi' 9ruise launches %ro& Green 1i(er State Park" As &an$ as >66 &otor boats %loat down the Green 1i(er to its con%luence with the 9olorado 1i(er. 'etri%ied wood. exhibits. and &ournin do(es alon side ibises. #$o&in . contact Green 1i(er State Park. kin %ishers. ta&arisks.. Green 1i(er.he Green 1i(er is one o% Utah4s 're&ier ri(er*runnin waters" North o% the 'ark the ri(er winds its wa$ throu h s'ectacular 3esolation and Gra$ can$ons where 'lacid stretches o% ri(er are interru'ted b$ churnin . to ex'lore the last reat un&a''ed and unknown 'art o% the continental United States"K Powell disco(ered that he was not the %irst to ex'lore the area" !n 5DFB =rench tra''er. hawks. whitewater ra'ids" South o% the 'ark. owls and a (ariet$ o% son birds" S2uirrels scurr$ u' and down tree trunks while &uskrats 'addle u' the s&all strea& that runs throu h the 'ark" <arl$ risers &a$ li&'se bea(ers swi&&in in the ri(er" Green 1i(er Melons Green 1i(er 9it$ is %a&ous %or its &elons" <ach Se'te&ber the cit$ celebrates Melon 3a$s. 'etro l$'hs can be s'otted in cli%%s alon the ri(er and in tributar$ can$ons" =or %urther in%or&ation. a&es. 3enis Lulien. P) Box BFC.he e$ser eru'ts erraticall$ now. eo ra'hers. 7FD*C::5 %or in%or&ation" )%%*Hi hwa$ @ehicles . cold water e$ser %or&ed %ro& an unsuccess%ul oil test well" !t is %i(e &iles south o% the 'ark on the east bank o% the Green 1i(er" . then &otor u' the 9olorado to Moab throu h &a/estic but lonel$ can$ons" tel" +D65. a%ter the Green /oins the 9olorado. U. /as'er. herons. drawin 'eo'le %ro& throu hout the area" Acti(ities include a %air and 'arade. to the &outh o% the Grand 9an$on in Arizona" .ab$rinth 9an$on" =urther south. and 'lent$ o% delicious Green 1i(er &elons" tel" +D65.he San 1a%ael 3esert surroundin Green 1i(er State Park is an excellent area %or ridin o%%*road (ehicles" )''ortunities to ex'lore this beauti%ul backcountr$ are unli&ited" 1ockhoundin Hills and can$ons within a %ew &iles o% the 'ark are rich in rocks and &inerals" A ate. dances. cattails. 7B>*FBFF" . e rets. 7FD*C::5 %or in%or&ation" Histor$ .heir oal was Jto %ill in the last white s'ace on the &a'. D>7:7*6BFC" tel" +D65. and other &inerals are 'lenti%ul" ?ee' $our e$es o'en" 9r$stal Ge$ser 9r$stal Ge$ser is a rare.he ru ed can$ons car(ed out b$ the Green 1i(er were a &$ster$ until 5DBG when an ex'edition o% eolo ists. and salt rass (e etate the 'ark" Birdwatchers will %ind lon *ter& residents such as robins. had chi''ed his na&e into the rock walls o% the can$on" =re&ont !ndian +A3 766*5:66. races. scouts. the ri(er &eanders throu h the red rocks o% . eodes. but interestin &ineral de'osits are there to see at an$ ti&e" Plants & Ani&als 9ottonwood and 1ussian oli(e trees. the &i ht$ ri(er %i hts its wa$ throu h 9ataract 9an$on %or so&e o% the best whitewater ra%tin in the United States" =riendshi' 9ruise <ach Me&orial 3a$ weekend. willows.
take <xit 5>7 o%% !*D6. do wood and wild rose thickets" #inter birdwatchers &a$ see bald ea les roostin in cottonwood trees alon the #eber 1i(er or near <cho 1eser(oir" Berr$ 'ickers will %ind wild currants.ocation: 57 &iles northwest o% sunn$ St" Geor e" . 'ri&iti(e ca&'in and 'it 'ri(ies" =or %urther in%or&ation. U. cross*countr$ skiin or walkin . . Santa 9lara. throu h the towns o% #anshi' and 9oal(ille. /ust be$ond the 'laza" =ro& US >6.he next trail access se(en &iles northeast" . turn ri ht on 1oute ::> into Park 9it$.his 'ark is uni2ue" . and the 9oal(ille area once rese&bled a swa&'$ coastal 'lain" . $ou will en/o$ the si hts and sounds alon the wa$" Plants & Ani&als !n s'rin an %all $ou &a$ see &ule deer.intic and 3ee' 9reek &ountains" A 5GB64s exca(ation in the Sil(er 9reek Lunction area unco(ered %ossils o% &a&&oths. hikin . D>CB7*65>6" tel" +D65..ake 9it$. P) Box 5>6. elk and &oose" S&aller ani&als include &ar&ots +rock chuck. and alon the #eber 1i(er to <cho 1eser(oir" #hether bikin .rail Access Park 9it$ * #hen co&in %ro& Salt . sedi&ents %or&ed the coal de'osits and red cli%%s that surround <cho 1eser(oir" Archeolo ists re'ort e(idence that =re&ont !ndians once inhabited Su&&it 9ount$" Bands o% Ute and Shoshone !ndians were encountered b$ %ur tra''er <tienne Pro(ost in 5D:7" Pro(ost and %ellow tra''ers were a&on the %irst outsiders to enter Su&&it 9ount$" .666 $ears old" . then le%t on Pros'ector A(enue" Parkin is on $our ri ht. cottontail rabbits. contact Gunlock State Park.he trail is nearl$ F6 &iles lon and a(era es 5:7 %eet wide" !t tra(erses an area rich in cultural histor$ %ro& the #asatch Mountains near Park 9it$. red %oxes and co$otes" Hawks and owls inhabit the area $ear*round.on a o. into Park 9it$" .he can$on between Sil(er 9reek Lunction and #anshi' contains ancient (olcanic de'osits.Gunlock State Park .he area between Atkinson and #anshi' is es'eciall$ %ruit%ul" Archeolo $. and sandhill cranes can be seen in o'en &eadows durin s'rin and su&&er" Son birds %lourish in willow. then le%t on ?earns Boule(ard +1oute :>D.rail State Park .he :>6*acre Gunlock 1eser(oir o%%ers $ear*round water s'orts. eolo $ or 'aleontolo $ will be intri ued b$ the rail trail in Su&&it 9ount$" Geolo ists sa$ the Park 9it$ &inin district is 'art o% an extensi(e &etallic &ineral belt stretchin west to the )2uirrh. Geolo $ & Paleontolo $ An$one interested in archeolo $.urn le%t on Bonanza 3ri(e. /ust be$ond Park 9it$ Plaza" . sabertooth cats and other s'ecies &ore than >6.ocation: =ollows !*D6 throu h #anshi' and 9oal(ille to <cho 1eser(oir" . across wetland &eadows in Sil(er 9reek 9an$on. B:D*::77" Historic Union Paci%ic 1ail . boatin and 2ualit$ %ishin %or bass and cat%ish attract (isitors" =acilities include boat launchin ra&'. chokecherries and ser(ice berries alon the trail corridor" .. take <xit > +1oute :>D. then turn le%t on Pros'ector A(enue" Parkin is on $our ri ht. horseback ridin . ri ht on Bonanza 3ri(e.
sil(er was disco(ered in the Park 9it$ Mountains" 9oal was needed to %uel the 'u&'s that re&o(ed water %ro& under round &ines" Utah <astern 1ailroad was or anized in 5DCG to build a narrow* au e line between 9oal(ille and Park 9it$" Union Paci%ic 1ailroad be an constructin a broad* au e s'ur line.he Phoston S'ur was added durin this ti&e. A & ? 1ailroad Materials donated the rail corridor to the Utah 3i(ision o% Parks and 1ecreation" . the need %or a railroad also dwindled" Passen er ser(ice to entice skiers to Park 9it$ was tried and discontinued durin the &id 5GC64s" =rei ht ser(ice ended 56 $ear later" !n 5GDG.he Historic Union Paci%ic 1ail . c$clists.he$ e&er ed as the Su&&it 9ount$ 1ailroad 9o&'an$" B$ 5DCF.ake 9oal(ille <xit 5B> o%% !*D6. A & ? 1ailroad Materials and Union Paci%ic 1ailroad launched 'lans to turn the abandoned railroad corridor into a non* &otorized recreation trail" A%ter re&o(in the rails and ties." 9lose all ates behind $ou" =irear&s and %ireworks are not 'er&itted" 9$clists: . the rail trail intersects with the Mor&on Pioneer National Historic . <cho*Park 9it$ 1ailwa$" Both lines were co&'leted in 5DD6" 9o&'etition %ro& Union Paci%ic 'ro(ed too &uch %or local co&'anies" #ithin three $ears.he Utah 3i(ision o% Parks and 1ecreation.rail State Park was dedicated on )ctober F.Star Pointe * .urn le%t on :66 North" Next trail access %i(e &iles north" <cho 1eser(oir * . Utah" 1ailroad Histor$ !n 5DBG. ser(in the sil(er and 'hos'hate &ine in #asatch 9ount$" As the nu&ber o% o'eratin &ines decreased in 9oal(ille and Park 9it$. the narrow* au e railroad was out o% business" Union Paci%ic 1ailroad ser(ed the Park 9it$ area %or another 566 $ears" .ea(e no trace" Pedestrians should $ield to e2uestrians" Motorized (ehicles are 'rohibited on the rail trail +exce't %or &aintenance. Union Paci%ic 1ailroad abandoned the railroad line %ro& <cho to Park 9it$ and Phoston S'ur" .i&ited 'arkin " =uture trail access to be located below and east o% <cho 3a&" At its northern end.he rail trail is shared b$ 'edestrians.ake 9it$. law en%orce&ent and e&er enc$ (ehicles. 9oal(ille*<cho 1ailroad 9o&'an$ was hired to trans'ort coal %i(e &iles %ro& the 9oal(ille &ines to the Union Paci%ic line at <cho" 3ue to a shorta e o% track.rail" . bear ri ht o%% the ra&' and 'roceed le%t on Main Street" .he Mor&on 'ioneers %ollowed this route in 5D>C %ro& Nau(oo.ake #anshi' <xit 57B o%% !*D6" Parkin is northeast o% S'rin 9hicken !nn on 1oute 5DG" Next trail access is ei ht &iles north" 9oal(ille * . 'lans were abandoned" !ncreasin de&and %or coal 'ro&'ted citizens to reor anize in 5DC5" . e2uestrians and cross*countr$ skiers" Please obser(e the %ollowin uidelines to ensure that e(er$one4s (isit is 'leasant: Brin $our own water8 none is a(ailable on the trail" Be 're'ared %or Utah4s dra&atic weather chan es" 9arr$ out &ore than $ou carr$ in" . 5GG:" !t is the %irst non*&otorized rail trail in Utah" Guidelines . coal was &o(in %ro& 9oal(ille to the #asatch =ront on a narrow* au e track" Meanwhile.rail access is located east o% Sil(er 9reek !ndustrial Park" Access is %ro& US >6 at Sil(er 9reek interchan e" Next trail access se(en &iles northeast" #anshi' * . !llinois to Salt .
P) Box F6G. U. and ride or walk $our bic$cle slowl$" ?ee' in &ind that an$ horse can s'ook" !% the horse shows si ns o% s'ookin .ocation: !n <&er$ 9ount$.rail State Park.0ield to other trail users" A %riendl$ word &akes a ood i&'ression" Make enou h sound to a(oid sur'risin hikers" 1ide at a sa%e. contact Historic Union Paci%ic 1ail . and swi&&in . et o%% $our bic$cle and stand 2uietl$ out o% the horse4s 'ath" A(oid &akin sudden &o(e&ents or loud noises" Pri(ate Pro'ert$ and Pets: A lar e 'ercenta e o% the rail trail is surrounded b$ 'ri(ate land" Please sta$ on the trail and res'ect the ri hts o% 'ri(ate landowners" Pets are allowed but &ust be con%ined on a &axi&u& six*%oot leash" 1anchers ha(e the ri ht to shoot %ree* roa&in ani&als that bother razin stock" Please kee' $our 'ets under control" =or %urther in%or&ation. hot water showers. : &iles north o% Huntin ton and :6 &iles south o% the cit$ o% Price" =ollow State Hi hwa$ 56 to the well*si ned turno%% and tra(el a 2uarter*&ile west on a 'a(ed road to the 'ark entrance" Picture $oursel% relaxin on lush. at least a tire 'atch kit and air 'u&'" Bikers on the 1ail . co(ered rou' 'a(ilion with 'icnic tables. D>6F:*6F6G" tel" +D65. drinkin water. sanitar$ du&' station. &odern restroo&s. B>7*D6FB" Huntin ton State Park . ::*unit ca&' round. reen rass. Heber 9it$.rail 9$clists and <2uestrians: !% o(ertakin a horse %ro& behind. shaded b$ trees" Beside $ou lies a 'eace%ul reser(oir" 9lose b$ are beauti%ull$ landsca'ed 'icnic areas and ca&' round s'aces" #here are $ouH Huntin ton State Park in scenic 9astle @alle$" S'ecial =eatures =acilities at Huntin ton State Park include a s'acious. controlled s'eed and wear 'rotecti(e head ear and clothin " 9arr$ re'air tools. &ake $our 'resence known and ask to 'ass" !t &a$ take a &o&ent %or the rider to %ind a sa%e 'lace to sto'" . nu&erous 'icnic sites.alk cal&l$ to reassure the horse. boat ra&' and boat docks.
'a(ed 'arkin 'ad. U. contact H$ru& State Park. waterskiin . >67 #est F66 South. the world4s &ost 'roducti(e dinosaur 2uarr$. contact Huntin ton State Park. U. a Mor&on te&'le. and lo%t$ (iew 'oints are all within an hour4s dri(e o% the 'ark" Park 'ersonnel can hel' $ou 'lan an outin " Histor$ .he !ron Mission Stor$ .he reser(oir at Huntin ton State Park was co&'leted in 5GBB" . $ear*round %ishin . is /ust 'lain relaxin " =ishin Huntin ton 1eser(oir is one o% Utah4s %iner war&*water %isheries" Particularl$ noteworth$ are lar e&outh bass" So&e ood blue ill %ishin can also be %ound here" And crawdad %ishin is 'o'ular. a 56*&inute dri(e west takes $ou to an outstandin &ountain ridin area. ca&'in . :>7*BDBB" !ron Mission State Park . three &useu&s. Huntin ton.he US Bureau o% 1ecla&ation built it as 'art o% an <&er$ 9ount$ irri ation and recreation 'ro/ect" . was . dee' desert can$ons.he boat ra&' 'ro(ides access %or all t$'es o% watercra%t" #ar& water &akes the reser(oir extre&el$ 'o'ular %or waterskiin " Swi&&in beaches are a %a(orite %or children" Ser(ice roads around the reser(oir 'ro(ide two &iles o% scenic hikin and /o in trails" )%%*hi hwa$ (ehicles are not allowed to unload in the 'ark" Howe(er. P) Box 5F>F. !ndian 'etro l$'hs. D>7:D*5F>F" tel" +D65. barbecue rill.beaches" <ach ca&'site has a 'icnic table.ack o% iron was a &a/or concern to 'ioneers who be an settlin in Utah in 5D>C" #hen iron de'osits were disco(ered in southern Utah. thou h. and scenic &ountains" Hardware 1anch +winter wildli%e %eedin ranch. is 5B &iles %ro& the 'ark u' beauti%ul Blacks&ith =ork 9an$on" =or %urther in%or&ation. 'articularl$ water%owl" Area Attractions 0our Huntin ton State Park ca&'site is an excellent /u&'in o%% 'oint %or ex'lorin Utah4s &ost extraordinar$ scener$" Hi h &ountain &eadows and strea&s. H$ru&.ocation: 9it$ li&its o% H$ru&" H$ru& State Park in(ites boatin .ocation: 9enter o% 9edar 9it$" . and swi&&in on a >76*acre lake in northern Utah" Attractions less than 57 &inutes %ro& the 'ark include Utah State Uni(ersit$. Mor&on leader Bri ha& 0oun called %or (olunteers to colonize the !ron Mission area" A site near 9oal 9reek +9edar 9it$. the 'ark is %re2uented b$ &an$ &i ratin birds. D>F5G*57>C" tel" +D65. and lawn area %or tents" Acti(ities A host o% water*related acti(ities await" .he shore area has since been &ana ed as a state 'ark" =or %urther in%or&ation. and a 57*&inute dri(e east 'uts $ou on the ed e o% the San 1a%ael Swell %or su'erb desert ridin " Perha's the &ost 'o'ular acti(it$ at Huntin ton State Park. BDC*:>G5" H$ru& State Park . es'eciall$ with children" Be sure to check the %ishin re ulations" Because o% its oasis nature.
ocation: 5C66 South in Salt .heir si&'le diet consisted &ainl$ o% seeds. ol%er. southern Ne(ada. a hearse.he Southern Paiutes %or&all$ ado'ted #illia& 1" Pal&er into their tribe in 5G:B to acknowled e his s$&'athetic research and understandin " Hours . but the %oundr$ e(entuall$ closed in 5D7D" A diora&a based on descri'tions o% the ori inal %oundr$ is on dis'la$ at the 'ark" Horse*3rawn @ehicle 9ollection Pioneer di(ersit$ is the cornerstone o% the &useu&4s horse*drawn (ehicle collection athered %ro& widel$ scattered Utah %ar&s and towns" Be un b$ Mr" Gronwa$ Parr$ in 5G55. the !ron Mission %aced &an$ di%%iculties" !ndian troubles.selected in No(e&ber 5D7l %or the iron works" . and %ood 'rocessin tools. and a water s'rinklin wa on are also on dis'la$" <ach (ehicle in the collection has 'la$ed an i&'ortant role in Utah li%e" !ndian Arti%acts So&e :66 !ndian relics.en &onths later the colon$ co&'leted construction o% a s&all blast %urnace and be an to o'erate the iron %oundr$" 3es'ite its initial success. and northern Arizona" . hea($ %reezes. insects. 7DB*G:G6" Lordan 1i(er State Park .hanks i(in .he Paiutes were a no&adic 'eo'le who &o(ed about the area in search o% %ood" . &ake u' the #illia& 1" Pal&er 9ollection" . and %urnace %ailure took their toll" !n addition.he 'eo'le 'erse(ered in the %ace o% these obstacles. or 'icnicker. 9edar 9it$. contact !ron Mission State Park.o' #a on. are G a& to 7 '&" Su&&er hours are G a& to C '&" A 'icnic area is a(ailable.ake 9it$ to the 3a(is 9ount$ line" . a low*wheeled dra$. huntin wea'ons. and e(en a Jone*horse o'en slei h"K !ndustrial (ehicles such as du&'* bell$ and %rei ht wa ons. 7D7 North Main.ake 9it$ to the 3a(is 9ount$ line" #hether $ou4re a canoeist. /o er. and New 0ear4s 3a$" #inter hours +. and an ori inal Studebaker #hite . and s&all a&e" . D>C:6*56CG" tel" +D65. %orerunner o% toda$4s co&'act car. U.he &useu& is o'en dail$ exce't . includin articles o% clothin . Lordan 1i(er State has soðin %or $ou" 1ecreation de(elo'&ents run north alon an D*&ile corridor o% the Lordan 1i(er %ro& 5C66 South in Salt . surre$s. a cro' shorta e threatened star(ation" . %loods.hese arti%acts were once used b$ Southern Paiutes in southwestern Utah. the uni2ue collection includes (ehicles used %ro& 5DC6 to 5GF6" !ntri uin coaches and wa ons include a bullet*scarred o(erland sta e %ro& Butch 9assid$4s era in the =our 9orners area and a recreation o% a le endar$ #ells =ar o sta ecoach" Standin in shar' contrast are the Stanho'e Phaeton. but there is no ca&'in " =or %urther in%or&ation. P) Box 56CG. horse*drawn %ar& &achiner$. an old &ilk wa on.abor 3a$ to Me&orial 3a$. 9hrist&as. &ail carts. 'redecessor o% the 'resent* da$ station wa on" 0ou will %ind bu ies.
ocation: B &iles north o% Heber" Lordanelle 1eser(oir is located in a 'ictures2ue &ountain settin near Heber 9it$. and 'icnickin " Hailstone. 7FF*>7:C + ol% course. Salt . o'ened in the s'rin o% 5GG>" =acilities include an ele(ated nature center. Heber 9it$. still under construction.Park acti(ities include canoe and %loat o''ortunities with (arious 'ut*in and take*out 'oints8 restroo&s and 'icnic areas at 5C66 South. ca&'in .ocation: G &iles south o% State 1oute 5: near 9annon(ille" ?odachro&e Basin is a s'ectacle o% &assi(e sandstone chi&ne$s" Nu&erous rocks and co(es o%%er solitude. o'ened in the s'rin o% 5GG7" =acilities will include :F6 de(elo'ed ca&'sites. D6*sli' &arina with utilit$ hooku's. U. sand$ beaches. and uni2ue desert beaut$" Nearb$ attractions include Br$ce .he 'ark will also ha(e three 'la$ areas and &iles o% trails %or non* &otorized (ehicles" 1ock 9li%%. on the Pro(o 1i(er two &iles west o% =rancis on S1 F:.ake 9it$. &odern restroo&s. (isitor center. and will 'ro(ide boatin . rou'*use 'a(ilions. 2uiet. showers. rou' use area. sewa e dis'osal station. U. sun shelter. utilit$ hooku's. 56D> North 1edwood 1oad. P) Box F6G. and restaurant" . laundr$. and 9ottonwood Park8 l* &ile /o in Mexercise course8 handica' exercise course8 walkin and bic$cle trail8 &odel'ort8 nine*hole. 76 walk*in ca&'in sites. %uel dis'ensin . Utah" !t is Utah4s newest state 'ark. 7FF*>>GB +o%%ice. set on the west shore o% the reser(oir o%% US >6. &odern restroo&s. D>C:6*56CG" tel" +D65.8 +D65. B>7* D6FB" ?odachro&e Basin State Park . eneral store. showers. D>6F:*6F6G" tel" +D65. and an o%%*road (ehicle ridin area" =or %urther in%or&ation. contact Lordan 1i(er State Park." Lordanelle State Park . and a s&all boat access ra&'" 9ontact Lordanelle State Park. D66 South. boardwalks. 'ar*three ol% course.
&odern . . %ishin and water s'orts retreat" =acilities include a boat launchin ra&'. contact ?odachro&e Basin State Park.566 %eet. and electricit$ is reat %or rou' outin s" A concessionaire 'ro(ides horse rentals" .ocated in the %orested &ountains o% northern Utah. 'it 'ri(ies. 77F7 South Hi hwa$ BB. %our &iles west o% =erron" Ma/estic cli%%s that tower :. U. D>676*GBG>" tel" +D65.ocation: 56 &iles northeast o% 9ro$den" .666 %eet directl$ abo(e the >F7*acre reser(oir 'ro(ide an i&'ressi(e settin %or %un and relaxation" S'ecial =eatures =acilities at Millsite State Park include :6 shoreline ca&'sites. se(eral 'icnic sites. Paria 9an$on. two lar e co(ered rou' 'a(ilions with 'icnic tables and %ire 'its. D>C5D*6:FD" tel" +D65. uncrowded arra$ o% a&enities and recreation o''ortunitiesH Millsite State Park is /ust such a 'lace" At an ele(ation o% B. BCG*D7B:" . %ire 'it. hot showers. &o(ie sets and host town re&ains" )(erni ht ca&'in %acilities. &odern restroo&s. Millsite State Park is in southeastern Utah4s <&er$ 9ount$ at the &outh o% scenic =erron 9an$on. P) Box :FD.ost 9reek State Park. D:G*BDBB" Millsite State Park . drinkin water. drinkin water.9an$on National Park. and trash re&o(al" =or %urther in%or&ation.ost 9reek is a 'er%ect boatin . 9annon(ille. 'ri&iti(e ca&'in .ocation: > &iles west o% =erron" #ould $ou like to (isit a secret etawa$H )ne where $ou can relax a&id a beauti%ul. barbecue rills. and sewa e dis'osal station are a(ailable" An area with 'icnic tables. Gros(enor Arch.he 'ark has a resident ran er" =or %urther in%or&ation.ost 9reek State Park . U. contact . Mor an.
barbecue rill. relax. Utah. dee' desert can$ons. P) Box 5F>F. . Huntin ton. a short dri(e to the west takes $ou to an outstandin &ountain ridin area.he wide. D>7:D*5F>F" tel" +D65.75F %eet" S'ecial =eatures =acilities include a :G*unit ca&' round. launchin ra&' and boat docks" <ach ca&'site has a 'icnic table.he 'ark is situated within the winterin rounds o% so&e o% Utah4s lar est bi a&e herds" #inter (isitors en/o$ ice %ishin and a 'otential look at deer. three &useu&s. 'icnic table. sail. and en/o$ the 2uiet. concrete boat ra&' 'ro(ides access %or all t$'es o% watercra%t" 9a&'in . 'icnic. BDC*:>G5" Miners(ille State Park .he surroundin area 'ro(ides unli&ited hikin and &ountain bikin o''ortunities" . elk. and a sand$ beach" . &odern restroo&s with showers. 'icnickin .he 'ark sits at an ele(ation o% 7.he shore area has been &ana ed as a state 'ark since 5GC5" =or %urther in%or&ation. and &oose" Nearb$ Points o% !nterest 0our Millsite State Park ca&'site is an excellent startin 'oint %or ex'loration" Hi h &ountain &eadows and strea&s.5F6*acre Miners(ille 1eser(oir" . water and electric hooku's and 'a(ed 'arkin " .o to' it all o%%.he US Soil 9onser(ation Ser(ice built the reser(oir to retain water and add to the recreational o''ortunities in the area" . swi&. =erron 9it$4s challen in nine*hole Millsite Gol% 9ourse is ad/acent to the 'ark" Plants & Ani&als Most o% the de(elo'ed 'ark area is landsca'ed with lawns and h$brid 'o'ular trees" A lar e natural section contains desert 'lants with a nature trail and si ns that in%or& $ou o% the t$'es o% (e etation" . and barbecue rill" Acti(ities Millsite State Park is a reat (acation destination" @isitors co&e to ca&'. %ish. which &a$ be centuries old" Histor$ Millsite 1eser(oir was co&'leted in 5GC6" . U. contact Millsite State Park. a sanitar$ dis'osal station. o%% State 1oute :5" Miners(ille is in southwest Utah near the .ocation: 5F &iles southwest o% Bea(er.ushar and Mineral &ountains" A de(elo'ed ca&' round and boatin %acilities enhance the recreation on and around the 5. 'anora&ic Millsite 1eser(oir" =ishin %ro& boat or shoreline &a$ net 'ri&e cutthroat and rainbow trout" )%%*hi hwa$ (ehicles are not allowed in the 'ark" Howe(er. and a 57*&inute dri(e east 'uts $ou on the ed e o% the San 1a%ael Swell %or su'erb desert ridin " . sewa e dis'osal and %ish cleanin stations. sunbathe. boat ra&' and boat docks.restroo&s with hot showers. waterski.he ca&' round has lawn areas %or tents" <ach ca&'site has a le(el 'arkin 'ad. waterskiin . the world4s &ost 'roducti(e dinosaur 2uarr$. and lo%t$ (iew 'oints are all within an hour4s dri(e o% the 'ark" Particularl$ noteworth$ is the 'ark4s 'roxi&it$ to so&e o% the countr$4s &ost outstandin !ndian rock art 'anels.here is a lar e o(er%low area %or 'ri&iti(e ca&'in " Acti(ities A host o% water*related acti(ities await $ou at Miners(ille State Park" .
and courtes$ docks are a(ailable" =or %urther in%or&ation. skiin and snow&obilin " Gasoline. &ountain bikin . %ood and other su''lies can be 'urchased in nearb$ towns o% Bea(er. D>C5F*57F5" tel" +D65. &ule deer.ocation: > &iles northwest o% Anti&on$ on State 1oute ::" =ishin and boatin on F. U. birdwatchin and water%owl huntin in season are 'o'ular 'asti&es" Miners(ille 1eser(oir is one o% Utah4s 'ri&e %isheries" Particularl$ noteworth$ are rainbow trout.he$ each washed awa$ until 3elta . insects and re'tiles also inhabit the 'ark" Histor$ )n Ma$ 5C. contact )tter 9reek State Park. %ishin . %ish cleanin and sewa e dis'osal stations.swi&&in . Palisade State Park4s 'ictures2ue surroundin s add a relaxin di&ension to ol%in .5:6*acre )tter 9reek 1eser(oir are the %eatured acti(ities" 9a&'in and 'icnickin units. the 'ark is easil$ accessible" At an ele(ation o% 7. cutthroat and s&all&outh bass" Hundreds o% &iles o% desert and &ountain trails are within a short dri(in distance" )%%* hi hwa$ ridin is not 'er&itted" .DBD %eet.ocation: 7 &iles south o% Manti" #elco&e to Palisade State Park. boat launchin ra&'. sunbathin . Bea(er. P) Box 57F5. /ackrabbits.and and #ater 9o&'an$ co&'leted the existin da& in 5G5>" =or %urther in%or&ation. U.he surroundin area 'ro(ides &ountain lake and strea& %ishin . skunks and s2uirrels" Man$ s'ecies o% birds. contact Miners(ille State Park. B:>*F:BD" Palisade State Park . a rou' o% settlers arri(ed at Bea(er 9reek to &ine sil(er and lead" . 5D7G. >FD*7>C:" )tter 9reek State Park . P) Box 57F5. Bea(er. D>C5F*57F5" tel" +D65. Miners(ille and Mil%ord" Plants & Ani&als Sa ebrush and wild rass do&inate Miners(ille4s (e etation" 9ottonwoods and willows row near the water with /uni'er and 'in$on 'ines in the %oothills" Nu&erous wildli%e s'ecies li(e in the area" Ma&&als include cou ars. &odern restroo&s with hot showers. a reat 'lace %or $ou and $our %a&il$ to relax and et awa$ %ro& it all" Nestled in a beauti%ul little (alle$ in San'ete 9ount$. and ice skatin " . co$otes. hikin . rockhoundin .he area later was na&ed Miners(ille" Se(eral da&s were built u'strea& to store irri ation water" .
666*%oot*hi h dri(e alon the crest o% the s'ectacular #asatch Plateau" Plants & Ani&als #ithin the 'ark $ou will en/o$ rass. or ride $our %our*wheel*dri(e (ehicle" . $ou can hike.Acti(ities & =acilities Su&&er acti(ities include ca&'in . culinar$ water. cottonwood and s'ruce trees" . swi&&in . hunt in season. ol%in .he ol% course has so&e o% the best 'uttin reens in the state" A PGA 'ro%essional 'ro(ides a %ull ran e o% ser(ices and all su''lies can be %ound at the 'ro sho'" Meals and ca&'in su''lies are also a(ailable at the clubhouse" . s2uirrels. rock chucks. and hares are co&&on on the lower slo'es" Birds include %lickers.here are 7F indi(idual ca&'sites alon with two rou'*use areas" Modern restroo&s with hot water showers. non*&otorized boatin . hawks. ice skatin . and sunbathin on the sand$ beach" !% $ou4re a winter enthusiast. or a winter ol% tourna&ent" . hikin .wel(e&ile 9an$on clai&s so&e o% the lar est 2uakin as'en trees in the re ion at Gro(e o% the Giant As'ens" Sk$line 3ri(e takes $ou on a 56.he surroundin area is o% a se&i*arid terrain with /uni'er and 'in$on 'ine trees" Sa ebrush. rabbit brush. and swallows" A %a(orite si htin is the beauti%ul #estern tana er" =ro& %all throu h s'rin . $ou will 'robabl$ see the &an$ . /a$s. and low* rowin cactus also row throu hout the area" Nati(e rasses and wild%lowers %ill in the o'en s'aces" !n su&&er. cross*countr$ skiin . tr$ ice %ishin . and a sewa e du&' station are also a(ailable" !n nearb$ Six&ile 9an$on. %ishin . kin %ishers.
DF7*C:C7 +o%%ice.rail State Park. contact Piute State Park. boatin . Manti. Salt .he Place Monu&ent.FB6*acre &ountain lake are o'en $ear*round %or tro'h$ %ishin " Po'ular acti(ities include ca&'in . %ish cleanin station. and two rou'*use 'a(ilions" . D>56D*5>7F" tel" +D65. B:>*F:BD" Iuail 9reek State Park ." Pioneer . and nati(e A&ericans also are %eatured" An audio 'resentation and three*wall &ural 'ortra$in the 5. &odern restroo&s.rail State Park .&ule deer. !llinois to the Great Salt .ocation: F &iles east o% the !*57 Hurricane exit on State 1oute G" Iuail 9reek State Park 'ro(ides excellent $ear*round ca&'in .ake 9it$. sho's.hen he set about the arduous task o% buildin an earthen da& and di(ertin 'art o% Six&ile 9reek to %ill the lake" .ake @alle$ are %eatured at the (isitor center" Picnic areas are a(ailable" =or %urther in%or&ation. Anti&on$.rail State Park is Utah4s &ost renowned historic 'ark" !t is on the east bench o% Salt . rockhoundin .F66*&ile &i ration o% Mor&on 'ioneers %ro& Nau(oo. DF7*>B7F + ol% course.ocation: 5: &iles south o% Mar$s(ale /ust o%% US Hi hwa$ DG" Piute State Park and its F.ake @alle$" <arl$ S'anish ex'lorers. and trout and bass %ishin in southwest Utah" =acilities include :F ca&'sites. P) Box >F.ake 9it$ at the &outh o% <&i ration 9an$on" . P) Box H. and the restored Bri ha& 0oun =orest =ar&house with 'eriod %urnishin s and arti%acts" Pioneer . U. reat blue heron. as it was then known. east on Sunn$side A(enue" . and water%owl huntin in season" =acilities are li&ited" =or %urther in%or&ation. contact Palisade State Park. south o% )ld 3eseret. boatin .rail State Park" )ld 3eseret is a li(in histor$ &useu& that recreates a t$'ical co&&unit$ between 5D>C and 5DBG" Structures include adobe houses. D>B>:*66CB" tel" +D65. contact Pioneer . was created in 5DCF b$ an enter'risin 'ioneer na&ed 3aniel B" =unk" He wanted surroundin settlers to ha(e a 'lace to relax" At that ti&e this s&all (alle$ was JownedK b$ a s&all rou' o% San'itch !ndians led b$ 9hie% Ara'een" Mr" =unk bar ained with the chie% and obtained a land 'atent %ro& the o(ern&ent" . D>C5:* 66>F" tel" +D65. Mountain Men. 'icnickin . :B65 Sunn$side A(enue.ocation: Near the cit$ zoo.ake. bald ea le. U. 7D>*DFG5" Piute State Park .he lake 2uickl$ beca&e a well*known 'leasure resort" =or %urther in%or&ation. U. was erected in 5G>C" !t is on the National 1e ister and co&&e&orates the 566th anni(ersar$ o% the arri(al o% Mor&on 'ioneers to the Salt . 'ublic buildin s.ake a walk into the 'ast at Pioneer .8 +D65. and a nu&ber o% &i rator$ water%owl that inhabit the area" Histor$ =unk4s .
=or %urther in%or&ation. P) Box 5G>F. D>CC6*5G>F" tel" +D65. St" Geor e. contact Iuail 9reek State Park. U. DCG*:FCD" 1ed =leet State Park .
ake Powell" S'ectacular sandstone cli%%s and secluded sand$ beaches await (isitors who lo(e water*oriented acti(ities" 0ou can launch $our boat %or a da$ o% %ishin and waterskiin or hike to an isolated beach %or 'icnickin and swi&&in " Swi&&ers should use caution.ocal boaters re%er to the B76*acre 1ed =leet 1eser(oir as . and ra%tin and %ishin on the Green 1i(er" S'ecial =eatures =acilities include F5 ca&'sites with side*b$*side 'arkin . rese&blin a %leet o% shi's" At an ele(ation o% 7.ittle . 1ed =leet o%%ers ca&'in . barbecue rills.he 'ark has a resident ran er" .he ca&' round sits on a hillside that 'ro(ides a 'anora&ic (iew o% the reser(oir and surroundin area" !ts desi n is di%%erent %ro& &ost ca&' rounds" . %ishin and boatin " Nearb$ attractions take in 3inosaur National Monu&ent.he 'ark4s na&e was ins'ired b$ three lar e Na(a/o sandstone outcro's that /ut u' %ro& the water. a concrete boat launchin ra&'. %irst*ser(ed basis" Acti(ities .. and stations %or sewa e dis'osal and %ish cleanin " . 'icnickin . =la&in Gor e National 1ecreation Area.B66 %eet. swi&&in . howe(er. as the water &a$ be extre&el$ dee' /ust o%% shore" .here is a central 'arkin area" !ndi(idual tables and %ire 'its are a short distance awa$ on the rass" 9a&'in is a(ailable on a %irst*co&e. Steinaker and Utah =ield House o% Natural Histor$ state 'arks. &odern restroo&s. 56 &iles northo% @ernal Utah on Hi hwa$ 5G5" .ocation: !n the heart o% 3inosaurland. co(ered 'icnic tables.
olden ea les are o%ten seen sunnin the&sel(es on the sandstone rid es" )ther birds include &a 'ies. contact 1ed =leet State Park. bluebirds. /ust 56 &ilessouth o% 9olton Lunction" Situated in a (alle$ in the Manti*. nati(e rasses and cactus do&inate the area" 1ed =leet is ho&e to &a&&als such as rabbits. FFB*::>5" Sco%ield State Park . Peoa. >FF7 North Hi hwa$ 5G5. D>6CD*CD66" tel" +D65. sa ebrush. owls and an occasional os're$" =or %urther in%or&ation.1ed =leet 1eser(oir is one o% Utah4s 'ri&e %isheries" Particularl$ noteworth$ are rainbow and brown trout. @ernal. D>6B5*GC6:" tel" +D65. contact 1ock'ort State Park. co$ote and &ule deer" )n cold &ornin s. U. hawks.B5B %eet" . bobcat.D66 acres at an ele(ation o% C.ocation: !n 9arbon 9ount$ on State 1oute GB.aSal Mountains. G6>6 North State Hi hwa$ F6:. round s2uirrels. bad er.ocation: >7 &iles east o% Salt .he reser(oir co(ers :. (ultures.ake 9it$ near #anshi' on State 1oute F:" 1ock'ort 1eser(oir %eatures %irst*rate %ishin .he$ le%t %oot'rints in the &ud and da&' sand alon the shoreline o% a s&all desert lake" . waterskiin . U. swi&&in and sailboatin " Nine ca&' rounds o%%er both de(elo'ed and 'ri&iti(e ca&'in in a (ariet$ o% settin s" A cross*countr$ ski trail is a(ailable durin the winter and ice %ishin also is 'o'ular" A concessionaire 'ro(ides boat rentals and other su''lies" =or %urther in%or&ation. CDG*>>F:" 1ock'ort State Park . blue ill and bass" 3inosaur . an lers and ca&'in enthusiasts" . Sco%ield State Park is a 'o'ular destination %or boaters.he %oot'rints now are 'reser(ed in the rock i&&ediatel$ across the reser(oir %ro& the boat ra&'" 0ou &a$ boat across or walk in %ro& the north to (iew the %oot'rints" 9ontact a ran er %or directions and the best (iewin area" 3isturbin or re&o(in rock %ro& this area is 'rohibited" Please lea(e the dinosaur %oot'rints %or other (isitors to en/o$" Plants & Ani&als Luni'er.racks 3inosaurs crossed this area 5G6 to :66 &illion $ears a o" .
on the north end o% the reser(oir.he reser(oir is accessible $ear*round" S'ecial =eatures Mountain @iew. drinkin water. rills and a boat dock accessible to handica''ed (isitors as well as a %ishin 'lat%or&" Acti(ities . barbecue rill and 'arkin 'ad" Madsen Ba$.wo boat launchin ra&'s 'ro(ide access %or all t$'es o% watercra%t" 9a&'in . hikin . swi&&in . six &iles north o% the town o% Sco%ield..he 'ark is o'en Ma$ throu h No(e&ber" . and sanitar$ dis'osal and %ish cleanin stations" A %orested tent*ca&'in area and a wildli%e inter'reti(e section are a short distance awa$" . rou' da$*use 'a(ilion. 'icnickin .ower =ish 9reek" . is a 'o'ular area %or rou's and %a&iles" =acilities include a >6*unit ca&' round. 'ro(ides a rand (iew o% the reser(oir with towerin &ountains in the back round" =acilities include a F>*unit ca&' round. waterskiin . rou'*use 'a(ilion. 'hoto ra'h$ and watchin wildli%e are 'o'ular acti(ities" Sco%ield 1eser(oir is one o% Utah4s 'ri&e $ear*round %isheries" 9ool waters are ideal %or rainbow and cutthroat trout" Below Sco%ield 3a&. &odern restroo&s. drinkin water. %ish cleanin and sewa e dis'osal stations and boat ra&'" <ach ca&'site has a 'icnic table. &odern restroo&s. docks.akeside da$*use area 'ro(ides &odern restroo&s. 'arkin lot. hot showers. rou'*use 'a(ilion. boat ra&'. a %ootbrid e leads to hikin and %ishin areas alon .
here were not enou h caskets in Utah to bur$ the dead" Additional caskets had to be ordered %ro& 3en(er" . water acti(ities or /ust relaxin on a sand$ beach" A de(elo'ed ca&' round and boatin %acilities enhance the recreation on and around the F. contact Sco%ield State Park." Star(ation State Park . culinar$ water. concrete boat launchin ca&' 'ro(ides access %or all t$'es o% watercra%t" Park (isitors en/o$ swi&&in and sunbathin on the de(elo'ed sand$ beach" .aSal National =orest o%%ers hikin .. less that 566 'eo'le li(e in the town" Sco%ield alwa$s will be re&e&bered %or the &ost serious &ine disaster in United States histor$" )n Ma$ 5. >>D*G>>G +Su&&er. 'icnic area. 5G66. U. ca&'in . a ti&ber contractor who beca&e 'resident o% the state4s %irst coal &inin co&'an$" Minin 'eaked in the earl$ 5G:64s when Sco%ield had 5: stores. but there is no culinar$ water a(ailable" Acti(ities .he Beach 9a&' round has :> rass sites and is 'o'ular %or tent ca&'in " <ach de(elo'ed site has a concrete 'arkin 'ad.he wide. /ust o%% US Hi hwa$ >6" Star(ation State Park is a 'o'ular etawa$ %or those who en/o$ %ishin . 'icnic table and barbecue rill" )ther %acilities include restroo&s with hot showers. has F6 indi(idual ca&'sites with co(ered shelters" .666 residents" . the area is a base %or snow&obilin and cross*countr$ skiin in the s'ectacular &ountains surroundin the 'ark" Histor$ Settlers ca&e to Pleasant @alle$ in the 5DC64s to &ake use o% the lar e tracts o% razin land" =orest industr$ de(elo'ed in the ad/acent &ountains" .he Star(ation 3a& was co&'leted in 5GC6" . 5F saloons. %our lar e hotels. P) Box 5BB.he shore has been &ana ed as a state 'ark since 5GC:" S'ecial =eatures Star(ation 1eser(oir o%%ers :F &iles o% shoreline %or recreational 'leasure" =i(e ca&'in areas with %acilities ran in %ro& 'ri&iti(e to de(elo'ed are located around the reser(oir" . BFC*D>GC +#inter. D>765*65BB" tel" +D65. a 'ost o%%ice and a 'o'ulation o% &ore than B.8 +D65.he town o% Sco%ield was na&ed a%ter General 9harles #" Sco%ield. Price. &ountain bikin . Utah.he US Bureau o% 1ecla&ation built the reser(oir as 'art o% the 9entral Utah Pro/ect" . and %ish cleanin and sewa e dis'osal stations" A lar e co(ered 'a(ilion with barbecue rills is 'o'ular %or %a&il$ reunions and rou' outin s" =our 'ri&iti(e ca&' rounds are scattered around the reser(oir" Pri&iti(e ca&' rounds ha(e (ault toilets. boat ra&'.C:6 %eet" .he 'ark sits at an ele(ation o% 7.B66 acre*%eet o% water" =or %urther in%or&ation.oda$.>G7*acre Star(ation 1eser(oir" .he Mauti*. o%%*road dri(in and horseback ridin " 3urin winter. the No" > &ine in #inter Iuarters 9an$on ex'loded and clai&ed the li(es o% 5GG &en" .he weathered to&bstones in the ce&eter$ on the hill east o% town i(e testi&on$ o% the tra ed$" Sco%ield @alle$ has ex'erienced at least %our se'arate da& e%%orts" !n the earl$ 5G>64s the existin earth*%ill da& was co&'leted" !t is 5:D %eet hi h and backs &ore than CF. sand$ beach.ocation: > &iles west o% 3uchesne. which o(erlooks the reser(oir with the &a/estic Unita Mountains in the back round.he Mountain @iew 9a&' round.
'a(ed 'arkin 'ad. %oxes. barbecue ill and %ire 'it" Acti(ities #hether $ou %anc$ 'ower boats. D>6:5*67D>" tel" +D65.:76*acre 'ark include a F5*unit ca&' round. two rou'*use 'a(ilions. sa%et$*rated hel&ets &ust be worn b$ )H@ dri(ers and 'assen ers under 5D $ears o% a e" All dri(ers and 'assen ers o% an$ a e should wear 'rotecti(e head ear" No one under ei ht $ears o% a e &a$ o'erate an )H@ on 'ublic lands" )'erators ei ht throu h 57 $ears o% a e &ust 'ossess an )H@ education certi%icate issued b$ the Utah 3i(ision o% Parks and 1ecreation" =or &ore in%or&ation. o%% State Hi hwa$ 5G5 Steinaker State Park is a desert oasis in the heart o% 3inosaurland" @isitors co&e to %ish. 3inosaur National Monu&ent. water ski. sail boards or canoes. bad ers.aws and 1ules at the entrance station" . 'icnic or relax on the beach" !t sits at an ele(ation o% 7. &odern restroo&s. loons. P) Box 7D>. sand$ beaches and swi& areas.7:6 %eet" Steinaker is a ood base ca&' to ex'lore the attractions o% 3inosaurland" #ithin a short dri(in distance are =la&in Gor e National 1ecreation Area. Steinaker 1eser(oir co(ers C76 sur%ace acres and is 5F6 %eet dee' in s'ots" =acilities at the 5. sel%* uided nature trail. )H@ !n%or&ation 9enter. U. 3uchesne. Steinaker has it" Sand$ beaches and water te&'eratures reachin C6= in Lul$ &ake the 'ark a water*lo(er4s 'aradise" . 'in$on and sa ebrush do&inate the landsca'e" A (ariet$ o% wildli%e s'ecies can be %ound li(in in the 'ark" Ma&&als include &ule deer. Ashle$ National =orest. at tel" D66*)H@*1!3<" Plants & Ani&als Star(ation State Park abounds with natural di(ersit$" Luni'er. boat ra&' and courtes$ docks" <ach ca&'site has a 'icnic table. Utah. 'ick u' a co'$ o% Hi hli hts %ro& Utah Boatin .ocation: C &iles north o% @ernal. bobcats and elk are seen occasionall$" Birds co&&on to the area include &ountain bluebird. bea(ers. CFD*:F:B" Steinaker State Park . /ack rabbits. contact the ran er or call Utah 3i(ision o% Parks and 1ecreation. 1ed =leet and Utah =ield House o% Natural Histor$ state 'arks. cottontails. sewa e dis'osal station.o ensure a sa%e and en/o$able boatin ex'erience. scrub /a$. and the Green 1i(er" S'ecial =eatures #hen %ull. ca&'. 'a$ s'ecial attention to the %ollowin laws: Pro'erl$ re istered )H@s &a$ be o'erated onl$ in the ?ni ht Hollow area desi nated o'en to )H@ use" Pro'erl$*%itted. &a 'ie and s'arrows" Great blue herons. contact Star(ation State Park.o ensure a sa%e and en/o$able )H@ ex'erience.Star(ation 1eser(oir is one o% the Utah4s best %ishin areas %or walle$e" )ther s'ecies %ound here include s&all&outh bass and brown trout" )%%*Hi hwa$ @ehicles . 9anadian eese and an assort&ent o% ducks also %re2uent the 'ark" A (ariet$ o% hawks and an occasional olden or bald ea le &a$ be seen" =or %urther in%or&ation.he ?ni ht Hollow Pri&iti(e 9a&'in Area 'ro(ides 566 acres o% sand$ hills %or o%%* road ridin " . chi'&unks and 'rairie do s" 9o$otes.he concrete boat launchin ra&' 'ro(ides access %or all t$'es o% watercra%t" .
os're$s and olden ea les" =or %urther in%or&ation. lar e &outh bass and an occasional brown trout" Geolo $ . woodworkin tools. contact Steinaker State Park. western rebes. CDG*>>F:" . D>6CD*CD66" tel" +D65. %ar&in e2ui'&ent. the se o lil$" Ma&&als %ound here include &ule deer. robins. s'innin wheels. co$otes and bobcats &ake rare a''earances" 9o&&on birds are &a 'ies. U.erritorial Statehouse State Park . the statehouse is a &useu& that houses Utah 'ioneer arti%acts and 'aintin s" .Steinaker 1eser(oir o%%ers excellent %ishin " 0ou will %ind rainbow trout. !ndian 'aintbrush and Utah4s state %lower. 'aleontolo $ or archeolo $" =ro& hi h 'oints in the 'ark.erritorial Statehouse in =ill&ore" . 'orcu'ines and round s2uirrels" <lk.he collection includes butter churns. turke$ (ultures. @ernal.his la$er o% strata was de'osited 5F &illion $ears a o durin the Lurassic Period when dinosaurs inhabited the area" . clothin and &an$ %or&al 'ortraits" =urniture %ro& 'ioneer ho&es is arran ed in a (ariet$ o% settin s" . cottontails. (arious ducks. /ack rabbits. includin larks'ur.he surroundin area intri ues those interested in eolo $.oo' in =ill&ore" Utah4s oldest existin o(ern&ent buildin is the . scrub /a$s. 'enste&on. 9anada eese. o%% the !*57 Business . $ou can see &illions o% $ears o% eolo ic %or&ations" A bank o% the Morrison =or&ation runs alon the east shore o% the reser(oir" . kitchen i&'le&ents. %irear&s.ocation: 76 #est 9a'itol A(enue. 'heasants. loons.he la$er o% rock &a$ contain dinosaur %ossils" Plants & Ani&als Luni'er and sa ebrush do&inate Steinaker4s (e etation" 9ottonwoods and as'en row near the water" !n s'rin the 'ark bloo&s with wild%lowers. >FF7 North Hi hwa$ 5G5.oda$.
heir oal was to deter&ine a locations %or the ca'ital cit$" A centrall$ located site 576 &iles south o% Salt .ake #ildli%e 1e%u e. a territorial o(ern&ent was established" Bri ha& 0oun was a''ointed o(ernor o% the Utah .he ori inal buildin 'lans called %or three le(els and %our win s. 5Fth 'resident o% the United States" #hen the 'etition %or statehood was denied.erritor$. connected b$ a Moorish do&e at the center" 3ue to lack o% %undin .he territorial le islature &et there in 3ece&ber 5D77" .ake 9it$ was selected" .his was the onl$ %ull session held in the statehouse" . and =ill&ore beca&e the territorial ca'ital" 9onstruction o% the .U'stairs in the le islati(e hall are 'aintin s b$ 'ioneer and conte&'orar$ artists o% Utah" A&on these are works b$ 3onald Beaure ard. reli ious &eetin house. Bri ha& 0oun headed a dele ation o% law&akers re'resentin the 'ro(isional State o% 3eseret" . 9o(e =ort and 9halk 9reek 9an$on are within short dri(in distances" Utah4s =irst 9a'ital !n )ctober 5D75.he statehouse ser(ed a (ariet$ o% 'ur'oses a%ter 5D7D" !t %unctioned as a ci(ic center.he dele ation na&ed the cit$ =ill&ore in honor o% Millard =ill&ore. onl$ the existin south win was co&'leted" . a =ill&ore nati(e" Beaure ard be an his studies in Utah and continued at the Acade&ie Lulian in Paris" An unti&el$ death be%ore his F6th birthda$ cut short a 'ro&isin career" An All A&erican 1ose Societ$ arden and a shad$ 'icnic area ad/oin the &useu&" . theater and /ail" B$ the turn .ake 9it$ in 5D7D" Statehouse 1estoration .he seat o% o(ern&ent was returned to Salt .wo restored 'ioneer cabins and a 5DBC rock schoolhouse also %ill the &useu& rounds" 9lear . school.erritorial Statehouse be an in 5D7:" .
o% the centur$ the buildin had %allen into disuse and deca$ and was threatened with de&olition" !n the &id 5G:64s the 3au hters o% the Utah Pioneers 'ro'osed the statehouse be restored as a &useu&" Under the direction o% the Utah State Park and 1ecreation 9o&&ission. situated in downtown @ernal.he %ield house.abor 3a$ to Me&orial 3a$. U. the &useu& o'ened in 5GF6 and was 'laced in custodial care o% the 3au hters o% the Utah Pioneers" . P) Box B7C.hanks i(in .o ether. these two %eatures . contact 76 #est 9a'itol. C>F*7F5B" Utah =ield House o% Natural Histor$ State Park . 9hrist&as and New 0ear4s 3a$" #inter hours +. =ill&ore. is strate icall$ 'laced between the Uinta Mountains +the lar est sin le east*west ran e in the #estern he&is'here." . D>BF5" tel" +D65. a showcase o% eastern Utah4s eolo ic 'ast and natural histor$" . inter&ountain (alle$.erritorial Statehouse and rounds beca&e a state 'ark in 5G7C" !t is listed on both the State and National 1e ister o% Historic Places" Hours .ocation: !n the heart o% 3inosaurland in @ernal" . are G a& to B '&" =or %urther in%or&ation.here are &onsters in those &ountainsA And $ou can see the& at the Utah =ield House o% Natural Histor$ State Park. and the Uinta Basin +a 'etroleu&*rich.he statehouse is o'en dail$ exce't .
Penns$l(ania. =la&in Gor e National 1ecreation Area. near S'lit Mountain led to the disco(er$. and New 0ear4s 3a$" #inter hours +.he scul'tor. CDG*FCGG" Utah . the Uinta Basin was known %or its abundant (ertebrate %ossils" )"9" Marsh %ro& 0ale Uni(ersit$ %irst identi%ied <ocene +F7*>7 &illion $ears old.he dinosaur arden %eatures 5> li%esize &odels o% 'rehistoric ani&als in their natural settin " .ocation: F &iles west o% !nterstate 57 in Pro(o" . created the iant &odels. in 5G6G. and Utah bou ht the& in 5GCC" . <arl 3ou lass o% the 9arne ie Museu& in Pittsbur h. or the Ute !ndian 1eser(ation" Steinaker and 1ed =leet state 'arks are /ust north o% @ernal o%% US Hi hwa$ 5G5" Both o% these 'arks o%%er excellent ca&'in %acilities" Picnic tables are a(ailable here as well as in the cit$ 'ark directl$ behind the %ield house" Histor$ As earl$ as 5DC6. o% one o% the world4s %inest concentrations o% %ossil dinosaur re&ains" His 2uarr$. science re%erence librar$. :F7 <ast Main Street. the Utah .he &useu& also houses a s&all i%t sho'. $ou &a$ want to (isit Ashle$ National =orest.ake State Park .he &useu& introduces $ou to the (ast wealth o% eolo $. &a&&als in what would later be known as Uintan and 3uchesnian a e rocks" Subse2uentl$. Arthur G" Nord and others in the co&&unit$ %or&ulated the conce't o% a %ield house" !n 5G>7. and natural histor$ o% the area" !n addition to exhibits. !ndian 'rehistor$.enco&'ass al&ost three billion $ears o% earth histor$" . and classroo&" . <lbert Porter. educational 'ro ra&s. contact Utah =ield House o% Natural Histor$ State Park.e islature established the Utah =ield House o% Natural Histor$ to house and dis'la$ Jthe %ossil re&ains o% ancient 'lant and ani&al li%e and other ob/ects o% natural histor$"K . are G a& to 7 '&" Su&&er hours are G a& to G '&" =or %urther in%or&ation. :6 &iles %ro& @ernal. e(enin lectures are held in the arden a&'hitheater" Area Attractions !n addition to 3inosaur National Monu&ent with its dinosaur 2uarr$ and s'ectacular can$onlands. D>6CD*:B67" tel" +D65.hanks i(in . and research" .abor 3a$ to Me&orial 3a$.heir %ossil record co(ers &ore than B66 &illion $ears and includes all %or&s o% li%e %ro& 'ri&iti(e al ae to hi hl$ ad(anced &a&&als" S'ecial =eatures . 'aleontolo $. the Hi h Uinta #ilderness Area. who had been researchin %ossil &a&&als in the Bonanza area. the Green and 0a&'a ri(ers. the Book 9li%%s.he %ield house is now a state 'ark" Hours . 9hrist&as. ca&e to look %or dinosaurs" His search o% the Lurassic Morrison =or&ation +5>7 &illion $ears old. is now 'art o% 3inosaur National Monu&ent" 1ather than lose the 'rehistoric wealth o% this area to <astern &useu&s and uni(ersities. it &aintains a s'eci&en collection %or %uture dis'la$s.he %ield house is o'en dail$ exce't . U.he &ain %eatures o% the 'ark are the &useu& and the dinosaur arden" . @ernal.he arden is the co&bined e%%ort o% the local co&&unit$ and the Utah 3i(ision o% Parks and 1ecreation" A rou' o% three concrete dinosaurs b$ scul'tor Millard =" Malin co&'letes the outside dis'la$" !n the su&&er.
raccoons. all other 'ark (e etation has been 'lanted as 'art o% a landsca'in 'ro ra& . courtes$ docks. ca&'. 'la$ catch.he 'ark is on the east shore o% Utah4s lar est natural %reshwater lake" .ake State Park was ori inall$ called the Pro(o Boat Harbor" !t was donated to the Utah 3i(ision o% Parks and 1ecreation in Lul$ 5GBC" )(er the next decade. (isitor %acilities and a &arina su''ort unli&ited $ear*round recreation" . o'ossu&s. h$brid cottonwoods. and &uskrats" 9anada eese. and the &a/estic #asatch Mountains 'ro(ide 'anora&ic (istas %ro& the north and east" S'ecial =eatures =acilities at Utah . .he 'ark also has se(en acres o% &aintained lawns" Acti(ities Park (isitors 'icnic. 'intails. skunks. a sanitar$ du&' station.he new sheltered &arina has CD boat docks.o&bardi 'o'lars. 9oo'er4s hawks. water*ski. &i rate in and out o% the area" An occasional bald or olden ea le can be s'otted.hrou hout the 'ark are three rou' and F7 indi(idual 'icnic sites with tables and %ree*standin barbecue rills" . blue and reen s'ruce. and an outdoor ice rink" . reat horned owls.ake %or reat ri(er and lake*%ront water 'la$" S'rawlin lawns alon the shoreline. weasels. redheads. 'ower boat. sail. throw a %risbee around. bea(ers. and others like oldene$e and rudd$ duck. si htsee. can(asbacks. wood ducks. birch and %lowerin 'lu&" #ildli%e includes 'heasants.he$ swi&.. do&e willows. &a/or . &allards. or watch birds alon the lake4s shoreline and wetlands" Plants & Ani&als <xce't %or a %ew indi enous. and %our ce&ent launchin ra&'s a(ailable %or both 'ower* and sailboaters" . redtail hawks. and %ish" .corkscrew willows. wee'in willows. as can a reat white 'elican" Histor$ Utah . &a'les. teals.ake State Park include &odern restroo&s with hot water showers. and ice skate durin the winter &onths" 1ollerbladin is 'o'ular durin the su&&er" Add canoein and ka$akin to round out the list" )thers choose to si&'l$ sit back and en/o$: sunbathe.he 'ark is located at the con%luence o% the Pro(o 1i(er and Utah . culinar$ water sites throu hout the 'ark. &ountain ash. a (ariet$ o% shore birds. 2uail.he 9edar @alle$ Mountains rise abru'tl$ %ro& the lake shore on the west. lon *lea% 'o'lar trees.
he cha'el is a(ailable %or %unerals and other %unctions in kee'in with the 'ark4s the&e" A %ountain. citizens.his is an on oin 'ro/ect o% the Utah Militar$ and @eterans A%%airs 9o&&ittee" !nter&ent Policies . %or the sa&e %ee 'lus a O:66 re%undable cleanin de'osit" =uneral directors will obtain the necessar$ US %la %or (eteran burials" =uneral 'arkin is controlled b$ the %uneral director" Gra(e sites &a$ not be reser(ed" A &ini&u& o% :> hours notice is re2uired %or burials" .oda$ the 'ark and the ad/acent G7.he wall lists na&es o% indi(iduals and or anizations who donated O566 or &ore to the buildin o% the &e&orial 'ark" .ocation: )n S1 BD. FC7*6CF5" @eterans Me&orial State Park . the 'ark o%%ers a (ista o% the beauti%ul #asatch Mountains" Histor$ .he well* &anicured rounds are di(ided b$ 'atches o% scrub oak" .he ad&inistration buildin houses &ilitar$ arti%acts and 'atriotic ite&s" .de(elo'&ent 'ro/ects &ade the :G7*acre 'ark one o% Utah4s 're&iere attractions" Un%ortunatel$. eternal %la&e and #all o% Honor are located in the court$ard" .he Utah Militar$ and @eterans A%%airs 9o&&ittee and concerned citizens be an work in the earl$ 5GC64s to establish a Utah (eterans ce&eter$" .ake are used b$ hundreds o% thousands o% outdoor enthusiasts" =or %urther in%or&ation contact Utah .ocated /ust north o% 9a&' #illia&s Militar$ 1eser(ation.he cha'el &a$ be rented %or other %unctions.and and %undin were donated b$ the state o% Utah" Additional &one$ ca&e %ro& the %ederal o(ern&ent.he$ are in a 'ro ressi(e se2uence with 'ro(isions &ade %or the sur(i(in s'ouse" =uneral ho&es &ust 'ro(ide a (ault %or all casket inter&ents" )nl$ o(ern&ent headstones and &arkers are allowed" Go(ern&ent headstones are 'ro(ided and set at no cost %or &ost (eterans who ser(ed on acti(e dut$" Headstones or . it is a lastin &e&orial and burial round %or those who ser(ed in the ar&ed %orces" Second. 3eclaration o% !nde'endence. six &iles south o% 1i(erton" @eterans Me&orial State Park ser(es a dual 'ur'ose" =irst.ake State Park. Bill o% 1i hts and other historical docu&ents that relate to the %oundin o% the United States" #all o% Honor .he =reedo& Shrine includes co'ies o% the 9onstitution.G66 sur%ace acres o% Utah .heir le al s'ouses and de'endent children also are entitled to burial accordin to rules o% the 3e'art&ent o% @eterans A%%airs National 9e&eteries" A O566 cha'el %ee is char ed %or %unerals u' to two hours in len th" . and ci(ic. %i(e stories in hei ht.he ce&eter$ is a(ailable %or all (eterans o% the ar&ed %orces. U.he #all o% Honor is in the o'en court$ard between the cha'el and ad&inistration buildin " . %orcin the 'ark to close" 1ede(elo'&ent e%%orts durin 5GD7*DD restored it to %ull o'eratin status" . Pro(o. >>66 #est 9enter Street. as deter&ined suitable b$ the sexton. reser(es or National Guard who were released under honorable conditions or who died on acti(e dut$ or durin trainin " . (eterans. business and reli ious co&&unities" @eterans Me&orial State Park was dedicated on Me&orial 3a$ 5GG6" =acilities . the 'ark de'icts A&erica4s 'atriotic herita e and belie%s" . D>B65*GC57" tel" +D65.he inno(ati(e 576*seat cha'el. is in the center o% the F6*acre 'ark" . %loodin in 5GD:*DF totall$ destro$ed the area.
here is ca&'in . and utilit$ hooku's" .he chalet. hot showers. D>6B7*6>>B" tel" +D65. contact @eterans Me&orial State Park. a ranch*st$le buildin co&'lete with kitchen %acilities.ittle 3eer 9reek is an excellent area %or rou' 'arties and reunions" .he ad&inistration buildin is o'en weekda$s %ro& G a& to 7 '&" Grounds are o'en dail$ %ro& D a& to 7 '&" No 'ets or 'icnickin allowed" =or %urther in%or&ation. but at 'ersonal ex'ense" 9all %or costs" Hours @eterans Me&orial State Park is located at 5C555 South 9a&' #illia&s 1oad" .he 'ark is /ust &inutes awa$ %ro& the $ear*round resort. 1i(erton. 5C555 9a&' #illia&s 1oad. Park 9it$" Set in beauti%ul Heber @alle$. and horseback ridin " Snow&obilin and cross*countr$ skiin are 'o'ular winter acti(ities" . U. #asatch Mountain State Park is both a su&&er and winter wonderland" )ne o% Utah4s %inest :C*hole ol% courses is %ound here" .ocation: !n the heart o% Heber @alle$" . :7>*G6FB" #asatch Mountain State Park .&arkers &ust be 'ri(atel$ 'urchased %or (eterans not &eetin acti(e dut$ ti&e re2uire&ents8 usuall$ those who ser(ed in the reser(es or National Guard onl$" . two rou'*use 'a(ilions. 'icnickin .he sexton will 're'are and a''ro(e all headstone and &arker re2uests sub&itted to the 3e'art&ent o% @eterans A%%airs" So&e o'tional inscri'tions are authorized. is a(ailable %or su&&er and winter rou' outin s" .ucked awa$ in Utah4s beauti%ul #asatch Mountains. P) Box >>B. &odern restroo&s. hikin . this is one o% Utah4s &ost de(elo'ed state 'arks" Park %acilities include 5FG ca&'in M'icnickin areas.
con(enientl$ located in central Utah. sewa e dis'osal station.he reser(oir.wo boat ra&'s. waterskiin . co(ered rou' 'a(ilion with 'icnic tables. 'ortable restroo&s and ran er station" Acti(ities #ar& water reachin C6= durin the su&&er &akes the reser(oir extre&el$ 'o'ular %or boatin .and Mana e&ent" S'ecial =eatures =acilities include a :6*unit ca&' round and se(en o(er%low sites. loadin docks and boat launchin ra&'" Handica''ed*accessible showers are a(ailable %or ca&' round 'atrons" A 'ri&iti(e ca&' round and additional boat launchin ra&' are located on the east side o% the reser(oir at Painted 1ocks" .his recreation area is coo'erati(el$ &ana ed b$ the Utah 3i(ision o% Parks and 1ecreation and the US3! Bureau o% .he Bureau o% . 'icnickin . D>6>G*6656" tel" +D65. P) Box 56.and Mana e&ent 'ro(ides 'ri&iti(e ca&'in at North Beach" =acilities include arba e collection 'oints. entl$ slo'in beaches and sand dunes attract (isitors A'ril throu h No(e&ber" !t sits at an ele(ation o% 7. hot showers.566 %eet" . &ountain bikin . sewa e dis'osal station. waterskiin and $ear*round %ishin %or cra''ie. rock art and other traces o% those cultures are (isible toda$ alon what used to be the Se(ier 1i(er" 1ock art can be (iewed b$ boat at Painted 1ocks /ust north o% the boat ra&'" 1e&nants o% 'rehistoric ca&'s ha(e been disco(ered in se(eral 'laces around the reser(oir" More recent ranchin and &inin acti(it$ also is e(ident" . one at 0uba State Park and another at Painted 1ocks. &odern restroo&s. o%%*road (ehicle ex'olration in desi nated areas and water%owl huntin in season" Histor$ . broken 'otter$. B76 North G66 #est NA. CF>*G>G>" 0uba State Park . cat%ish. /ust o%% !nterstate 57" .G66 acres o% %resh water 'ro(ide boatin .ocation: F6 &iles south o% Ne'hi.on a o. sailin and swi&&in " .ocation: North Marina is 57 &iles north o% ) den o%% !*578South Marina is D &iles north o% ) den" #illard Ba$ rests ato' the Great Salt . 'ro(ide access %or all t$'es o% watercra%t" 0ear* round %ishin is %or walle$e.8 +D65. and sand$ beaches" .=or %urther in%or&ation contact #asatch Mountain State Park. o%%ers a host o% water recreation o''ortunities" #ar& water. drinkin water. contact #illard Ba$ State Park. B7>*67F: + ol% course. 'erch. &odern restroo&s. is :6 &iles lon and as &uch as two &iles wide" 0uba 1eser(oir is the lar est o% &an$ water i&'ound&ents on the Se(ier 1i(er" . nati(e A&ericans inhabited the area" Stone tools.wo state*owned %acilities are a(ailable to ca&'ers" . B7>*5CG5 +(isitor center. seasonalMtransient boat sli' rentals. sailboardin . U. rockhoundin . when %ull. D>F>6*GGGG" tel" +D65. and channel cat%ish" . /ust o%% !nterstate 57" 0uba 1ecreation Area." #illard Ba$ State Park .ake %lood 'lain in northern Utah" !ts G. rou' ca&'in area.he 'ark has B: ca&'sites.he south &arina is ei ht &iles north o% ) den" !t is o'en A'ril throu h )ctober and 'ro(ides F6 ca&'sites with &odern restroo&s" =or %urther in%or&ation. Midwa$. and northern 'ike" )ther acti(ities include ca&'in . U.he north &arina is 57 &iles north o% ) den. walle$e. #illard.
lea(e the& in 'lace and noti%$ the Utah 3i(ision o% Parks and 1ecreation or the Bureau o% . either wa$A =or %urther in%or&ation. a na&e taken %ro& a construction worker4s son " !t was built b$ local %ar&ers and ranchers who had the o'tion o% doin the hard. 9ali%ornia" . tedious labor or losin their water ri hts" . C7D*:B55" National Parks Arches National Park . . D>BFG*657G" tel" +D65.he son l$rics 'ortra$ed the workers as da&ned i% the$ worked and da&ned i% the$ didn4t work" J0ou beK da&ned. U. ori inall$ na&ed Se(ier Brid e 1eser(oir. started in 5G6: and was co&'leted in 5G5C" =or &an$ $ears a%ter its construction. now called 0uba 3a&. New Mexico in Lul$ 5CCB to %ind an o(erland route to Montere$. the da& was known as U"B" 3a&.e(an.Archeolo ists at the reser(oir are atte&'tin to inter'ret the 'ast throu h these traces o% earl$ li%e" =eel %ree to ex'lore" !% $ou disco(er an$ arti%acts. where the$ tau ht nati(e A&ericans about 9hristianit$" Modern historic &arkers de'ictin the route are at the north end o% the reser(oir" 0uba 1eser(oir. contact 0uba State Park.heir well*docu&ented ex'loration took the& throu h this area in Se'te&ber 5CCB.ocation: 7 &iles north o% Moab" . P) Box 57G.and Mana e&ent" =athers 3o&in2uez and <scalante le%t Santa =e. was built to store water %ro& the Se(ier 1i(er %or a ricultural and industrial uses" 9onstruction on the da&.
%ro& D a& to >:F6 '&. and the =ier$ =urnace8 reser(ations are re2uired and &ust be &ade at the (isitor center" ..he road to the trailhead %or %a&ous 3elicate Arch is 'a(ed. when water is a(ailable" .666*acre area" A >5*&ile 'a(ed loo' road in the 'ark leads to the &a/or si hts. but be$ond that.766 o% these J&iracles o% natureK race the CF. and later %ro& &id*A'ril throu h Se'te&ber" 9a&'%ire 'ro ra&s and ran er* uided walks are o%%ered durin the su&&er" Ask about the Lunior 1an er 'ro ra&" 9a&'in .he world4s lar est concentration o% natural stone arches is %ound in Arches National Park" )(er 5. Sk$line Arch.he 7:*site 3e(ils Garden 9a&' round is o'en all $ear" !ndi(idual sites are a(ailable on a %irst*co&e.he (isitor center is o'en dail$. :> hours each da$" . on to the 3elicate Arch @iew'oint. %irst*ser(ed basis" 0ou &ust 're*re ister at the (isitor center or entrance station" A OC 'er ni ht %ee is char ed %ro& March to )ctober. it is un'a(ed but 'assable to cars" Arches National Park is o'en se(en da$s 'er week. includin Balanced 1ock. 3ouble Arch. exce't 9hrist&as.
ast 9rusade" ." =ollow these care%ull$ and sta$ on the trails" Sandstone JslickrockK is %un to cli&b on. %or a (iew o% the S'ectacles" 3ouble Arch . but at ni ht it o%ten dro's below %reezin " Plan aheadA . sel%* uided nature walk that %ollows nu&bered 'osts which corres'ond to a brochure a(ailable at the (isitor (enter" Park A(enue . and are listed here in order as $ou 'roceed north into the 'ark %ro& the (isitor center" 3elicate Arch: F &iles. !ndiana Lones and the . rills and toilets" #ood atherin in the 'ark is 'rohibited8 brin $our own wood or charcoal %or the rills" .his eas$ trail %ollows a can$on botto& o%%erin a close*u' o% &assi(e %ins and &onoliths" . but can cru&ble and break easil$.rail: 6": &ile" Start at Arches @isitor 9enter" A short.=acilities include tables. (er$ i&'ortantA Be sure to take and drink water" A allon 'er 'erson 'er da$ is reco&&ended" 3on4t ski&'.here are also back'ackin areas and un'a(ed %our*wheel*dri(e roads" 3esert Nature . e(en on short trailsA #ear ood hikin or walkin shoes" 9arr$ out all o% $our trash." 9arr$ water +one allon or %our liters 'er 'erson each da$.his eas$ loo' leads to North and South #indows and to 1uttet Arch" 1eturn to the 'arkin area alon the trail.here are no backcountr$ trails or ca&'sites" Sta$ on the trails so $ou don4t i&'act the cr$'tobiotic crust co(erin the %ra ile desert soils or the other 'lant li%e" .ook %or 'otholes a%ter rains" Hikers &a$ be in at one end and be 'icked u' b$ a dri(er at the other end" !% walkin the round tri'.owers 'arkin area" .. and wear 'rotecti(e clothin " #inter da$ti&e te&'eratures are enerall$ co&%ortable.rail: 6": &ile" Start at Balanced 1ock 'arkin area" A short loo' leads to the base o% this %a&ous %or&ation" #alk u' close to et a real %eel %or its sizeA ." .rails o% Arches National Park All trails are &arked on the 'ark brochure &a'.rail: 6":7 &ile" Start at 3ouble Arch 'arkin area +/ust around the loo' %ro& the #indows 'arkin area.he #indows: 6"G &ile" Start at #indows 'arkin area" .rails are &arked with cairns +'iles o% rocks. with a &ini&u& char e o% OF6 'er ni ht" 9hildren who ha(e not be un %irst* rade are ad&itted %ree" No 1@s or ca&'ers are 'er&itted in rou' sites" Hikin & <x'lorin Arches is a reat 'lace to ex'lore.his is (er$.rail: 5 &ile" Start at South Park A(enue 'arkin area8 endin at 9ourthouse .ake this short. than to walk alon the road +and &uch &ore en/o$ableA.ea(e e(er$thin as $ou %ound it" . rather than oin Jcross*countr$K throu h the (e etation and cr$'tobiotic crust" A sli htl$ lon er return (ia the 'ri&iti(e loo' oes around the back o% the two #indows." Balanced 1ock . and &a$ be sli''er$" !t is &uch easier to cli&b u' so&e areas than to et back down" Use $our co&&on sense and turn back be%ore $ou reach $our skill li&its" Backcountr$ 'er&its are a(ailable %ree to char e at the (isitor (enter" . but the cli&ate and landsca'e can cause &a/or 'roble&s %or the un're'ared" Su&&er te&'eratures can exceed 566= +FD9. includin ci arette butts" . it4s shorter to retrace $our ste's on the trail. eas$ stroll and stand under the twin awe*ins'irin arches %eatured in the &o(ie.wo rou' sites are a(ailable and &a$ be reser(ed %or 56 or &ore 'eo'le" 1eser(ations are taken b$ &ail or tele'hone be innin Lanuar$ :nd %or the $ear" . round tri'" =airl$ non*strenuous trails take (isitors to se(eral other arches" .he rou' ca&'in %ee is OF 'er 'erson 'er ni ht.
" Start at #ol%e 1anch 'arkin area" . :7G*7:CG +.rail: : &iles.andsca'e Arch is %airl$ eas$.rail 'asses nearl$ a dozen arches and o%%ers excellent (iews o% the %ins. or +D65.ower Arch .a Sal Mountains" . > &iles +round tri'. unless $ou are an ex'erienced ex'lorer. and browse throu h books. P) Box G6C. round tri'" Start at . stud$ the exhibits.he in%or&ation desk will i(e $ou ad(ice on 'lannin $our tri'" .ocation: . nor on Balanced 1ock and a %ew other locations" 9heck at the (isitor center %or &ore in%or&ation" =ees <ntrance %ees are O> 'er (ehicle %or a se(en*da$ 'ass into Arches" !ndi(iduals walkin .33 %or the hearin i&'aired.andsca'e Arch.his &oderatel$ strenuous trail leads to a s'ectacular arch in the ?londike Blu%%s area" An alternate." Br$ce 9an$on National Park . contact the Su'erintendent.he trail to . Moab.on est o% the &aintained trails in the 'ark.he &oderatel$ strenuous hikes co(er about two &iles o% trail and take : to F hours" No &arked trails exist in this area so. U. wear hikin shoes.rail: 5"7 &iles +one wa$.ower Arch" Bic$clin & 9li&bin Bic$cles are welco&e on roads in the 'ark. and a(oid the &idda$ heat" .3elicate Arch . /oin one o% the uided hikes" !% $ou do o ex'lorin . but is onl$ %or ex'erienced cli&bers" 9li&bin is not allowed on an$ arches na&ed on the USGS to'o ra'hic &a'.he 'ri&iti(e trail adds a &ile to the return tri' and oes down into &$sterious =in 9an$on" . &a's and other 'ublications about the 'ark and surroundin area" . or tra(elin in co&&ercial or charter buses are char ed O: each" =or %urther in%or&ation. to 3ouble*) Arch returnin (ia the 'ri&iti(e loo' trail" Start at 3e(ils Garden . to .here.here is N) shade alon this trailA =ier$ =urnace: Start at =ier$ =urnace 'arkin area" 1an er* uided hikes ex'lore this lab$rinth o% sandstone can$ons" 9heck at the (isitor center and the bulletin boards %or hike schedules" .o &ake the &ost o% $our (isit. the 3e(ils Garden . :7G*D5B5 +(oice &ail. but is so&ewhat stee'er and rockier be$ond the arch itsel%" . Salt @alle$.his 'ark is in southwestern Utah within a %i(e*hour dri(e o% 56 other national 'arks" =ollowin the 'lateau ri& %or &uch o% its 5D &iles.ake water.ake Utah 5: east %ro& US DG" .rail: : &iles +round tri'. D>7F:.echnical cli&bin is 'er&itted. 7 &iles +round tri'. %inall$ e&er in at the arch" . the 'ark road and its o(erlooks o%%er stunnin 'anora&as" . $ou can watch a %ree slide 'ro ra&. be sure to a(oid cr$'tobiotic soils and %ra ile 'lant li%e8 walk onl$ on sandstone or in the sand$ washes" And don4t et lostA 3e(il4s Garden . but there are no desi nated bike trails" All bic$cles &ust abide b$ (ehicle re ulations and are not allowed on an$ hikin trails or o%% established roads" .ower Arch .his &oderatel$ strenuous trail crosses a swin in brid e o(er Salt #ash and continues u' the slickrock.he 'ark entrance is %our &ileso%% 1oute 5: on Utah BF" Utah 5: continues on to Boulder and9a'ital 1ee% National Park" . &uch shorter trail be ins at the end o% the %our*wheel*dri(e road on the west side o% . sto' at the (isitor center %irst" . tel" +D65. and the .railhead" . to 3ouble*) Arch.railhead" . on bic$cles or &otorc$cles.
.housands o% delicatel$*car(ed s'ires rise in brilliant color %ro& the a&'hitheaters o% Br$ce 9an$on National Park" Millions o% $ears o% wind and water at work ha(e etched .
railers are not 'er&itted be$ond Sunset 9a&' round" 0ou &a$ 'ark the& at the (isitor center or Sunset Point 'arkin lot" All o(erlooks lie east o% the road" .566 %eet o% ele(ation" <n route. dri(e to the southern end o% the 'ark and sto' at the o(erlooks on $our return" Hoodoos 9ast . (iews %ro& 1ainbow or 0o(i&'a 'oints are restricted onl$ b$ the cur(ature o% the <arth" 3ri(in south %ro& the (isitor center to 1ainbow Point.he &ost brilliant hues co&e ali(e with the risin and settin o% the sun" Br$ce 9an$on o%%ers &ore than dri(in tours" 1an ers conduct walks.he Paria @alle$ was created and later widened between the 'lateaus" . these hoodoos cast their s'ell on all who (isit" Geolo ists sa$ that 56 &illion $ears a o %orces within the <arth created and then &o(ed the &assi(e blocks we know as the S2uarius and Paunsau unt 'lateaus" 1ock la$ers on the S2uarius now tower :.heir S'ell Hoodoo .out the 'ink cli%%s o% the can$on" . re&o(in so&e la$ers and scul'tin intricate %or&ations in others" . le%t b$ erosion" Hoodoo . on to'ics ran in %ro& eolo $ and wildli%e to air 2ualit$" So&e 76 &iles o% hikin trails o%%er 'ros'ects o% close encounters with hoodoos" A nu&ber o% trails lead down a&on the& %ro& o(erlooks on the &ain 'ark road" Lust a short walk will lea(e $ou surrounded b$ these unusual rock %or&ations" Horseback rides are also 'o'ular here" 3ri(in Alon the Plateau 1i& A scenic dri(e alon the 5D &iles o% the &ain 'ark road a%%ords outstandin (iews o% the 'ark and southern Utah scener$" =ro& &an$ o(erlooks $ou can see o(er 566 &iles on clear da$s" )n cris' winter da$s.o a(oid crossin tra%%ic to reach the&.to cast a s'ell" At Br$ce 9an$on National Park erosion %or&s a re&arkable arra$ o% %antastic sha'es we know as hoodoos" Surrounded b$ the beaut$ o% southern Utah.a 'illar o% rock.666 %eet abo(e the sa&e la$ers on the Paunsau unt" Ancient ri(ers car(ed the to's and ex'osed ed es o% these blocks. usuall$ o% %antastic sha'e. and ca&'%ire 'ro ra&s in su&&er. $ou raduall$ ain 5. talks. %ir and as'en" . watch how the %orests chan e %ro& 'onderosa 'ine to s'ruce.
.he Paria 1i(er and its &an$ tributaries continue to car(e the 'lateau ed es" 1ushin waters carr$ dirt and ra(el between the ull$ ed es and stee' slo'es o% the Paunsau unt .ookin down on the Pariah @alle$ .
but the 'ro(isions o% this le islation were not &et until 5G:D" .e end Peo'leK who were turned to stone b$ 9o$ote" . 'lace or ho&e o% the bea(ers8 Paria. %antastic sha'es cast their s'ell to re&ind us o% what we 'rotect here in Br$ce 9an$on National Park" Accessibilit$: .oda$ it re&ains the na&e not onl$ o% one can$on. water or %ish8 and 0o(i&'a. (isitors were co&in to see the color%ul eolo ic si hts. .he (isitor center slide 'ro ra& is ca'tioned" #eather: =ro& A'ril throu h )ctober. the 'ark o%%ers recreational o''ortunities in each season" Hikin . 2uiet co&bines with the area4s best air 2ualit$ %or un'aralleled (iews and serenit$ be$ond co&'are" !n all seasons.he 'eo'le o% each culture le%t bits o% a 'uzzle to be 'ieced to ether b$ 'resent and %uture archeolo ists" Paiutes li(ed in the re ion when <uro*A&ericans arri(ed in southern Utah" Paiutes ex'lained the color%ul hoodoos as J.e islation was 'assed that $ear to chan e the na&e o% the new 'ark to Br$ce 9an$on National Park" <ach $ear the 'ark is (isited b$ &ore than 5"7 &illion tourists %ro& all o(er the world" .Plateau on which Br$ce 9an$on National Park lies" #ith ti&e.were deri(ed %ro& the Paiute lan ua e" .hese in turn weaken and %all. 'ark buildin s.he Paiutes were li(in throu hout the area when 9a't" 9larence <" 3utton ex'lored here with Lohn #esle$ Powell in the 5DC6s" Man$ o% toda$4s 'lace na&es co&e %ro& this ti&e" 3utton4s re'ort a(e the na&e Pink 9li%%s to the 9laron =or&ation" )ther na&es Paunsau unt. si htseein . and the %irst acco&&odations were built alon the Paunsau unt Plateau ri& abo(e Br$ce4s 9an$on" B$ 5G:6 e%%orts were started to set aside these scenic wonders" !n 5G:F President #arren G" Hardin 'roclai&ed 'art o% the Br$ce 9an$on National Monu&ent under the Powell +now 3ixie. %airl$ le(el trail between Sunset and Sunrise 'oints and &an$ (iew'oints.an ua es as (aried as the sha'es and colors o% the hoodoos ex'ress 'leasure in the si hts" )'en all $ear. &udd$ water or elk water8 Pan uitch. 'oint o% 'ines . da$s are 'leasant and ni hts cool" . tall thin rid es called %ins e&er e" =ins %urther erode into 'innacles and s'ires called hoodoos" .he 'a(ed.666 $ears. and restroo&s are accessible to 'eo'le in wheelchairs" Handica''ed*accessible ca&'sites are a(ailable" .hunderstor&s are co&&on in su&&er" #inter %eatures &an$ bri ht and cris' da$s with snow blanketin the 'lateau like icin on a cake" Man$ 'ark (iew'oints re&ain o'en in winter. but onl$ rando& %ra &ents o% worked stone tell o% their 'resence near Br$ce 9an$on" Arti%acts i(e a &ore detailed stor$ at lower ele(ations be$ond the 'ark4s boundar$" Both Anasazi and =re&ont in%luences are %ound near the 'ark" . National =orest" !n 5G:> le islation was 'assed to establish the area as a Utah national 'ark. addin their bri ht colors to the hills below" Histor$ <arl$ nati(e A&ericans le%t little to tell us o% their li(es in the 'lateaus" #e know that 'eo'le ha(e been in the 9olorado Plateau re ion %or about 5:.he Paiutes were dis'laced b$ e&issaries o% the . and 'hoto ra'h$ are the &ost 'o'ular su&&er acti(ities" S'rin and %all &onths o%%er reater solitude" !n the winter &onths. but also o% a national 'ark" Shortl$ a%ter 5G66.3S 9hurch who de(elo'ed the &an$ s&all co&&unities throu hout Utah" <benezer Br$ce aided in the settle&ent o% southwestern Utah and northern Arizona" !n 5DC7 he ca&e to the Paria @alle$ to li(e and har(est ti&ber %ro& the 'lateau" Nei hbors called the can$on behind his ho&e Br$ce4s 9an$on" .
here are no hooku's" A co&'li&entar$ sanitar$ du&' station is 'ro(ided near North 9a&' round in su&&er" 9hurch Ser(ices: Non*deno&inational and . where %ruit &a$ be 'icked in season.orre$ on U. :>" 9a'itol 1ee% National Park s'lashes (ibrant color %or C7 &iles %ro& its northern to southern boundaries" Most o% 9a'itol 1ee% is an in(itin wilderness o% sandstone %or&ations and cli%%s. %ro& s&all &a&&als and birds to %oxes and occasional &ountain lions and black bears" ?ee' a health$ distance %ro& wildli%e8 %eedin or a''roachin causes 'roble&s %or the ani&als and can be dan erous to $ou" 3o not disturb their eatin beha(ior and natural wariness" =or %urther in%or&ation. %irst*ser(ed basis at North and Sunset ca&' rounds" A %ee is char ed8 len th o% sta$ is li&ited to 5> da$s 'er (isit. se(en tent sites.3S ser(ices are held in the 'ark on su&&er Sunda$s" )ther ser(ices are o%%ered in nei hborin co&&unities" #alkin & Hikin Perha's the best wa$ to ex'erience both the randeur and inti&ac$ o% Br$ce4s %orests. and re&e&ber that $our return will be u'hill" )(erni ht backcountr$ excursions re2uire a %ree 'er&it a(ailable at the nature center +or (isitor center. D>C5C" tel" +D65. Br$ce 9an$on National Park. U. &eadows. which are loo' trails" @er$ <as$ * s&ooth 'ath o(er le(el round" <as$ * une(en round.hese tri's are allowed onl$ on the Under*the*1i& and 1i s S'rin trails" #ildli%e Br$ce 9an$on4s %orests and &eadows su''ort di(erse ani&al li%e. %ee char ed. and the re&nants o% =ruita. 'icnic tables. wear sturd$ %oot ear. so&e le(el sections o% trail" Strenuous * stee' rades. contact Su'erintendent. east o% .he (isitor center is 55 &iles +5G k&. toilets. and startlin erosional %eatures is on %oot" Ma's and in%or&ation are a(ailable at the (isitor center +and nature center durin su&&er &onths. such as 9a'itol 3o&e.ocation: .he (isitor center is o'en $ear*round" Se(eral %airl$ eas$ hikin trails and the :7*&ile Scenic 3ri(e lead %ro& the (icinit$ o% the (isitor center" 9athedral @alle$ and other areas &a$ be reached (ia hi h*clearance dirt roads" 9a&'in =ruita 9a&' round: BF 1@ sites.rails All distances are )N<*#A0. exce't %or those &arked with an asterisk +R." . handica''ed %acilities.ent and 1@ ca&'in is a(ailable on a %irst*co&e. but %airl$ le(el" Moderate * so&e stee' rades. Br$ce 9an$on. Hick&an Brid e.. stead$ cli&bs" . F6 da$s 'er $ear" Sites ha(e 'icnic tables and %ire'laces8 water and restroo&s are nearb$" )ne rou' site is a(ailable b$ ad(ance reser(ation onl$" Bu$ or brin %irewood8 wood atherin is 'rohibited" . une(en terrain and lon . du&' site. rou' site" )'en $ear*round" 9a'itol 1ee% .and lod in is a(ailable $ear*round near the 'ark" Snowshoein and cross*countr$ skiin are 'o'ular winter acti(ities" =acilities 9a&'in : . the #ater'ocket =old and s'lendid 9athedral @alle$" !n the &idst o% 9a'itol 1ee%4s red rocks are lar e orchards. DF>*7F::" 9a'itol 1ee% National Park . an earl$ 'ioneer settle&ent" ." 9arr$ drinkin water.
hrone8 'anora&as" Goosenecks: )ne*tenth o% a &ile" <as$8 (iews o% Sul'hur 9reek 9an$on.666 %eet abo(e =re&ont 1i(er8 sel%* uidin nature trail" =re&ont 1i(er: 5 &iles" @er$ eas$ %irst hal%*&ile. endin abo(e the arch" 9hi&ne$ 1ock: FR &iles" Strenuous8 cli&bs u' switchbacks to u''er loo'8 (iews o% 9hi&ne$ 1ock and 'anora&as8 sel%* uidin nature trail" 9ohab 9an$on: 5 &iles" Strenuous %or %irst 2uarter*&ile.hrone: : &iles" Strenuous8 cli&bs %ro& botto& o% or e to to' o% cli%%s. strenuous therea%ter8 throu h orchards to o(erlook o% the (alle$" =r$in Pan: F &iles" Strenuous8 %ollows rid e o% 9a'itol 1ee% escar'&ent" Golden . then &oderate8 cli&bs to a hidden can$on abo(e the ca&' round" =re&ont Gor e )(erlook: : &iles" Strenuous8 crosses Lohnson Meas. endin near the base o% Golden . interestin rock %or&ations beside the trail" Grand #ash: : &iles" <as$8 &ostl$ le(el walkin alon narrow wash botto& with sheer can$on walls on both sides" Hick&an Brid e: 5 &ile" Moderate8 sel%* uidin nature trail leads under Hick&an Natural Brid e" Hick&an Brid e . then cli&bs stee'l$ to 5.N). e(en on the short hikes" Most water in 9a'itol 1ee% is conta&inated with &ineral or b$ ani&als" 9a'itol Gor e: 5 &ile" <as$8 &ostl$ le(el walkin alon narrow wash botto& with sheer can$on walls 'lus Pioneer 1e ister and water'ockets or Jtanks"K 9assid$ Arch: 5 &iles" Strenuous8 cli&bs stee'l$ %ro& %loor o% Grand #ash to hi h cli%%s.<: Be sure to carr$ water with $ou. 'anora&as.
#ee'in 1ock. ca&' rounds and southward alon the #ater'ocked =old" Sunset Point: . do not tr$ to (isit too &an$ in a short 'eriod" )ne o% the nation4s oldest national 'arks.one o% the world4s reat concentrations o% outstandin natural and cultural %eatures" <(en thou h these areas &a$ see& close.he Great #hite .andin .ocation: .he ?olob 9an$ons section o% the 'ark is accessible o%% !*57" Eion is 'art o% the Southwest4s JGrand 9ircleK o% national 'arks. >:7*FCG5" Eion National Park . .wo entrances to Eion 9an$on are FF &ileseast o% !*57 or 5: &iles west o% US DG.hrone.hird o% a &ile" <as$8 'anora&ic (iews o% cli%%s and do&es8 dra&atic li htin at da$4s end" =or %urther in%or&ation. Utah D>CC7" tel" +D65.rail: FR &iles" Strenuous8 %ollows wa on route on Miners Mountain8 'anora&ic (iews o% the #ater'ocket =old" 1i& )(erlook: : &iles" Strenuous8 ends on to' o% 5. Eion has a 2uiet randeur that is uni2ue" . and recreation areas .666*%oot cli%%s with s'ectacular (iews o% the orchards. both on State 1oute G". . contact the Su'erintendent. which is . &onu&ents. historical areas.orre$. the trail to <&erald Pools and the %antastic Gatewa$ to the Narrows . 9a'itol 1ee% National Park. An els .Na(a/o ?nobs: > &iles" Strenuous8 %ollows trail to 1i& )(erlook8 then cli&bs another : &iles %or a F76*de ree 'anora&a" )ld #a on .he #atch&an.he six*&ile dri(e into the heart o% Eion 9an$on brin s (isitors 'ast such scenic wonders as .rail. Gr%otto Picnic Area.
the northwestern section o% Eion National Park.unnel is not allowed" Bic$cles &ust be trans'orted throu h the tunnel b$ a &otor (ehicle" Horseback 1idin At Eion . li(in histor$ de&onstrations. with s'ires.he Pa4rus . CC:*FGBC" 9li&bin Man$ o% Eion4s sandstone cli%%s are co&'rised o% loose or Jrotten rocks"K 9li&bin hardware and techni2ues that &a$ be a''ro'riate %or ranite are o%ten less e%%ecti(e on sandstone" !n%or&ation on cli&bin is a(ailable at the (isitor center" A 'er&it is re2uired %or o(erni ht cli&bs" . %eatures s'ectacular narrow can$ons and bri htl$*colored.rail" . $et it can be e2uall$ en/o$ed %ro& a &otorized tra&" )ther 'o'ular wa$s to see the can$on are on horseback with one o% the out%itters in the 'ark.he a&'hitheater is ri&&ed b$ cool %orests and color%ul al'ine &eadows" Pi'e S'rin National Monu&ent Pi'e S'rin National Monu&ent is a little*known e& o% the 'ark s$ste& rich with A&erican !ndian.od e.rail leads %ro& the ca&' rounds to the Scenic 3ri(e /unction" 1idin on hikin trails or cross*countr$ is 'rohibited" 1idin bic$cles throu h the Eion*Mt" 9ar&el . uided tri's are a(ailable March throu h )ctober" 1eser(ations are ad(ised" tel" +D65. towerin (ertical cli%%s" <xcellent (iews o% the can$ons are 'ossible alon the %i(e*&ile scenic dri(e" A 'icnic area is located at the end o% the dri(e" 9edar Breaks National Monu&ent 9edar Breaks National Monu&ent. built in the 5DC64s b$ Mor&on 'ioneers. is a &ixture o% al'ine and can$on countr$ s'lendors" A &ulticolored li&estone a&'hitheater.rail: 6"D &ile" Start at Eion 9an$on Scenic 3ri(eM#ee'in 1ock 'arkin lot" . b$ bic$cle.he %ort.his eas$. 'a(ed trail ends at a rock alco(e with dri''in s'rin s" Han in ardens and wild%lowers decorate the walls in s'rin and su&&er" . the @ir in 1i(er continues to %low throu h the &aster'iece it has created" Eion is a s'ot where the word scenic does not do /ustice" !t is a back'ackers 'aradise. in the hi h countr$ north o% Eion.rails o% Eion National Park #ee'in 1ock . hoodoos and etched rid elines is the 'ri&ar$ %eature" . or on the uided walks and e(enin 'ro ra&s o%%ered durin the su&&er" ?olob 9an$ons ?olob 9an$ons. se(eral ranch buildin s.suitable %or strollers and wheelchairs with assistance" A%ter &illions o% $ears. laid clai& to one o% the %ew natural s'rin s in the area" . and an inter'reti(e trail o%%er a li&'se o% A&erican !ndian and 'ioneer li%e in the )ld #est" Back'ackin =ree 'er&its are re2uired %or all backcountr$ ca&'in " Grou' size is li&ited to 5: 'ersons %or both da$ use and o(erni ht tri's" Per&its and hikin in%or&ation are a(ailable at the (isitor center" Bic$clin Bic$cles are 'er&itted onl$ on established roads and the Pa4rus . earl$ ex'lorer and western 'ioneer histor$" A %ort.
andin .he last hal%*&ile o% the trail %ollows a stee'. %irst*ser(ed basis" Arri(al be%ore noon enerall$ ensures a site" .on .od e" A &oderate trail with lon dro'*o%%s and loo's leadin to the lower and &iddle 'ools" 9an$on )(erlook . strenuous hike throu h <cho 9an$on to )bser(ation Point" #est 1i& . narrow rid e where chains ha(e been added to hel' hikers &ake their wa$ to the lo%t$ su&&it" )bser(ation Point .a(a Point.ower <&erald Pools . Hidden 9an$on leads throu h a narrow side can$on and should not be undertaken b$ those %ear%ul o% hei hts" . a naturall$ occurrin landslide brie%l$ da&&ed the @ir in 1i(er" !n its e%%orts to %ind a new course. es'eciall$ in o'en areas and on the hi h ri& trails" Unex'ected stor&s can de(elo' 2uickl$A 3ue to the rowin nu&ber o% (isitors to Eion and the li&ited road s$ste&.rail: 56*5C &iles" A strenuous cli&b to a hi h*countr$ (iew'oint o% can$ons and an isolated &esa" .rail.his &oderate trail is best atte&'ted in earl$ or late da$ due to the heat" .he latter section should not be atte&'ted as 'art o% a da$ hike" 9a&'in !n the 'ark: #atch&an and South ca&' rounds are near the south entrance o% the 'ark" !ndi(idual ca&'sites are a(ailable on a %irst*co&e. wild%lowers and han in ardens" .his handica''ed* accessible trail takes $ou to a 'ool and three water%alls" Middle Pool . are a(ailable in S'rin dale and ad/acent to the east entrance o% the 'ark" #eather 9onditions Su&&er te&'eratures can exceed 556=" 9arr$ and drink 'lent$ o% water.ower Eion 9an$on and Pine 9reek 9an$on" #athch&an . an alternate startin 'oint" .ower Eion 9an$on.unnel" 3es'ite bein rock$ and une(en. as with the Hidden 9an$on . narrow can$ons. althou h $ou can hike an extra hal%*&ile to a natural arch" An els .hirst is the %irst s$&'to& o% deh$drationA .he trail ends at the &outh o% the can$on.rail: 7*D &iles" .a(a Point is a six*site 'ri&iti(e ca&' round with no water and no %ee" )'en Lune throu h No(e&ber" )utside the 'ark: Pri(ate ca&' rounds +with showers and hooku's.unnel" Note: )n A'ril 5:.rail: D*5: &iles" Start at the #ee'in 1ock 'arkin lot" A six*hour. should not be atte&'ted b$ an$one with a %ear o% hei hts" .rail: 5*5"7 &iles" Start lon the Eion*Mt" 9ar&el Hw$".1i(erside #alk: :*F &iles" Start at the .his is %lash %lood countr$" Sta$ out o% the ri(ers.od e" .his is classi%ied as a strenuous excursion and. when it is rainin or threatenin to rain" Be alert %or li htnin .he %ee is OD ni htl$ or O> %or holders o% Golden A eMAccess cards" . is an eas$ stroll" !t o%%ers trailside exhibits. this trail is relati(el$ eas$" !t ends at a s'ectacular (iew'oint o(er . 5GG7. the ri(er washed out about :66 $ards o% the .he o(erlook at the end o% the trail shows .rail: 5"7 &iles" Start o''osite the Eion . e(en i% $ou do not %eel thirst$" .he trail continues to .e&'le o% Sinawa(a" Another 'a(ed trail which. o(er*sized (ehicles enterin the 'ark4s east or south entrances will be sub/ect to s'ecial restrictions and a O56 char e %or escort ser(ice throu h the narrow . and washes.rail: :*F"F &iles" Start at the ser(ice road o% #atch&an 9a&' round re istration station" .on .rail: :*F &iles" Another &oderate trail. )ak 9reek 9an$on and the town o% S'rin dale" Hidden 9an$on .rail: : &iles" Start o''osite the Eion . des'ite &inor dro'*o%%s. /ust east o% .
strea& and lake %ishin . bears and shee' abound in the &ountains. restroo&s. cat%ish. ?okanee sal&on and %i(e s'ecies o% trout" =or licenses and re ulations.he o''ortunit$ %or water s'orts is endless .he Eion 9an$on Scenic 3ri(e was te&'oraril$ closed while re'airs were &ade" Alwa$s check %or current conditions" 1an ers will be &ore than ha''$ to hel' $ou %ind alternati(e routes" New Mexico State Parks . but the$ are re2uired in national 'arks and &onu&ents" )n the trail be sure to take alon 'lent$ o% war& ear and do not count on %indin water alon the wa$" 9heck with the o(ernin a enc$ to see whether %ires are 'er&itted in the area $ou are 'lannin to (isit" And do not o without a ood &a'" =airl$ ood backcountr$ &a's are a(ailable %ro& &ost o(ern&ent a encies. /et boatin and waterskiin . and e(en 1@ hooku's" 0ou do not need a 'er&it %or ca&'in and hikin in a national %orest wilderness area. ca&'ers and 'hoto ra'hers to behold an unheard o% beaut$" #ar& desert da$s draw snow*wear$ Northerners +snowbirds. elk. New Mexico4s lakes are %illed with %inned denizens. includin bass. %irst*ser(ed basis" 3e(elo'ed ca&'sites usuall$ include runnin water. and the (arious =orest Ser(ice district head2uarters" =or &ore ti's on hikin .@" Be sure to et $our ca&'site earl$.M +Bureau o% .he size and terrain o% New Mexico4s lake 'arks (ar$ %ro& s&all. lush s'rin s see' %ro& cra $ can$on walls and cactus ardens bloo& in (i(id colors" =ew wonders o% the world co&'are in beaut$" 9a&'in & Hikin Most o% New Mexico4s 'arks. includin the B. sailin and wind sur%in . swi&&in and scuba di(in " . es'eciall$ durin the su&&er and %all &onths" Sites are a(ailable %or a s&all %ee on a %irst*co&e. $ou can usuall$ %ind a co&&ercial 1@ hook*u' co&'lete with cable . walle$e. while on the 'lains $ou can stalk e(er$thin %ro& antelo'e to ibex and or$x" S&all a&e ran es %ro& s2uirrels and rabbits to turke$s and water%owl" =or %isher&en. write: New Mexico 3e'art&ent o% Ga&e and =ish .he state4s northern 'arks include so&e o% the &ost beauti%ul scener$ in the western United States" Set within hi h &ountain ran es is a land o% hidden lakes. ri(ers and %orests are dotted with ca&'sites and laced with trails" )n the road. 2uiet strea&s and rushin ri(ers" 9ool reen %orests and &eadows bri&&in with wild%lowers call hikers. to the desert 'arks each winter" .Scenic 3ri(e" .he 9hihuahuan 3esert lowlands and &ountains include so&e o% the state4s &ost uni2ue eolo ical %or&ations and natural oddieites" A Jcit$ o% rocksK abur'tl$ rises out o% the 'lains. national &onu&ents. hea(il$ wooded &ountain lakes to (ast war&*water reser(oirs" . 'erch. see section at the be innin o% this book" Annual entrance and ca&'in 'er&its &a$ be 'urchased at an$ state 'ark or at the New Mexico State Park di(ision o%%ice in Santa =e" Huntin & =ishin Huntin and %ishin is li&ited to desi nated areas and in accordance with New Mexico Ga&e and =ish re ulations and licensin re2uire&ents" Bi a&e such as deer.and Mana e&ent.
while others take to 2uieter but still %ast*&o(in waters %or %loat tri's" . dock. and other lakes" 1e&e&ber. NM DC76> 1ockhoundin 1ockhounds will be ha''$ to know that there are 'laces in New Mexico where $ou can le all$ collect and cart awa$ stones o% all kinds.sto' o(er durin winter and s'rin &i rations" =or &ore in%or&ation. re ulations. and road*runners are seen in the 'rairie rasses" At the Bos2ue del A'ache #ildli%e 1e%u e near Socorro. %isher&en. this is 'ri&e birdin countr$" =ro& dr$ desert to &arsh$ bo to thick al'ine %orest.includin the whoo'in crane and bald ea le .P) Box :755: Santa =e. do(es. 'leasure cruisers and water skiers will %ind water and boat ra&'s at &ore than >7 state 'arks. &oorin area. an ler or swi&&er" A %luorescent oran e or red warnin %la at least 5:P b$ 5:P &ust be raised and (isible when a skier is startin . D:C*CG55 !% $ou call tel" D66*AS?*=!SH $ou will et an in%or&ati(e recorded &essa e detailin licenses. swallows and bluebirds lide throu h hi h*desert reener$" Iuail. boat. ra%ters and ka$akers con re ate on the banks o% the 9ha&a 1i(er and u''er 1io Grande to ride the swi%t currents. sto''in or has %allen" All skiers &ust wear a %lotation de(ice" Usin a (essel to tow a 'erson en a ed in an acti(it$ such as waterskiin is 'rohibited %ro& one hour a%ter sunset until one hour be%ore sunrise" Northern New Mexico o%%ers so&e o% the best whitewater thrills and chills in the countr$" <(er$ s'rin and su&&er. New Mexico DC76> +767. &arina. 5> &iles east o% 3e&in " . swi& at $our own risk" Swi&&in is not 'er&itted within 576 %eet o% a boat ra&'. but so&e stretches alon the 1io Grande are ne otiable all $ear" Birdin )win to its wide (ariet$ o% habitats and its location alon the 9entral =l$wa$ +a &a/or %eedin and restin area in the center o% New Mexico. New Mexico4s nu&erous lakes and reser(oirs &ake the entire state a boatin 'aradise" Paddlers.his 'ark is co&'letel$ dedicated to the s'ort o% lea(in no stone unturned" 0ou can 'itch a tent and s'end all the ti&e $ou want huntin rocks" . %ishin hots'ots and current conditions" Horseback 1idin Horseback ridin is 'er&itted onl$ in desi nated areas at certain 'arks" 1iders should check with the 'ark %or re ulations and restrictions 'rior to arri(al" Boatin 3es'ite its re'utation %or dr$ness.he water le(el is best %ro& late Ma$ throu h late Lul$. da&s. where &ore than 766 rockhounders %ro& >6 di%%erent states ather %or uided rock tri's.he &ost 'o'ular o% these s'ots is 1ock Hound State Park. %ro& a ates and o'als to tur2uoise and /as'er" . contact the state o%%ice o% the National Audubon Societ$: National Audubon Societ$ P) Box GF5> Santa =e.. each habitat hosts its share o% color%ul %eathered %riends" =inches.he Bureau o% Mines and Mineral 1esources in Socorro will 'ro(ide $ou with a uide to rockhoundin locations as well as in%or&ation on the 1ock Hound 1oundu' in &id* March. thousands o% birds . ra&'. auctions and /ud in " . or da&" Skin or scuba di(in &a$ be 'rohibited in certain areas" #aterskiin is also 'rohibited within 576 %eet o% an$ dock.
reasure .i&e $ear*round" .i&e Eones" New Mexico and the Na(a/o 1eser(ations obser(e Mountain 3a$li ht . and accessories such as tire chains are also reco&&ended" . D65*7>66 +767. D:C*C>7B8 in NM D66*>75*:7>5 Northwest New Mexico Bluewater .ake * A 3esert . then take NM >5: to the lake" !% boatin and %ishin are $our 'leasures. take a side tri' to Bluewater . howe(er.ra(elers should consult &a's and call ahead to a(oid con%usion" #ant to ?now MoreH New Mexico 3e't" o% .ouris& New Mexico State Parks P) Box :666F >6D Galisteo8 P) Box 55>C Santa =e.ake exit NBF o%% o% !*>6.i&e %ro& A'ril throu h )ctober" Arizona and the Ho'i 1eser(ation.ocation: . NM D>76F Santa =e.A =ew . re&ain on Mountain Standard . one o% the true /ewels o% the New Mexico desert" Now a state 'ark.he hi h altitude increases the 'otenc$ o% the sun4s ra$s" @isitors should alwa$s take a hat and sunscreen %or outside acti(ities" 9li&ate" .ake. the area is inhabited b$ $ear* round residents as well as those with su&&er cabins" . NM DC76> +767.he re ion4s cli&ate &akes deh$dration a dan er %or outdoor enthusiasts" Su&&erti&e hikers and back'ackers should carr$ about one allon o% water 'er 'erson each da$" #inter tra(elers should also re&e&ber that snow and subzero te&'eratures are co&&on here" #ar& winter clothes are a &ust %ro& )ctober throu h March.i's"""" .
ake" Below the da& is a &ore challen in trail extendin throu h the 1io 9ha&a 9an$on to Abi2uiu 1eser(oir" .<l @ado is 5> &iles southwest on S1 55: .ocated in New Mexico4s northern &ountains.he lake co(ers F. but be 're'ared to want to return to this id$llic s'ot" =or &ore in%or&ation. <l @ado .he 1io 9ha&a can be %loated abo(e and below <l @ado %or those who %a(or ra%tin " 3ownstrea& is a FF*&ile whitewater tri' to Abi2uiu 1eser(oir" =or %urther in%or&ation contact the Park Su'erintendent.here is the trailhead near the entrance that leads to a %i(e*&ile trail alon the can$on o% the 1io 9ha&a to the da& at Heron .ake 3a& Su&&er weekends are the busiest ti&e at the lake" 9a&'ers. 'icnickers. tel" +767. DCB*>656" <l @ado .ake State Park .ocation: =ro& US D> at .ierra A&arilla.ierra A&arilla. but a(era es onl$ 776 acres" Hikin and back'ackin are 'o'ular acti(ities" .ake State Park.Bluewater . but the %esti(e air on the weekend is also an attraction and /ust &i ht be worth the wait %or a ca&'site" Pack a 'icnic lunch or sto' %or %ast %ood on the wa$.ake State Park . and boaters use it %ro& late =rida$ a%ternoon until sundown on Sunda$" . 7DD*C:>C" Heron .CF6*acre state 'ark o%%ers BC ca&'in sites that are o'en $ear*round" .FD6 acres at %ull 'ool.ocation: =ro& US D> at . this 5. 55 &iles west on S1 G7" . tel" +767.he &iddle o% the week is the best ti&e to %ind a ood ca&'in s'ot.
566*acre state 'ark also o%%ers B6 ca&'sites" Hikin o''ortunities are li&ited to the 1io 9ha&a .ake Na(a/o 3a&. 7 &iles to <l @ado . cross*countr$ skiin and hikin " . %irst*ser(ed basis" Na(a/o 3a& & . sand and cla$" .he 'ark o'erates on a %irst*co&e.ocation: :7 &iles east o% Bloo&%ield (ia US B> and NM 755" Na(a/o is one o% New Mexico4s lar est state 'arks" .ake State Park .A 'ictures2ue lake set a&on tall 'ines. is al&ost three*2uarters o% a &ile lon and >66 %eet hi h" .his >.ake +see abo(e. %ishin .he can$on o% the 1io 9ha&a below the da& is scenic" A s'ur road east o% the da& leads to a trail. a se'arate 'ark within the state 'ark.he ele(ation is B. Heron has been desi nated a J2uiet lakeK where boats o'erate at no*wake s'eeds onl$" .he 'ark is known %or its excellent sailin . tel" +767." .rail.ake" =isher&en will be drawn b$ trout and kokanee sal&on" 1a%ters will be challen ed b$ the 1io 9ha&a" =or %urther in%or&ation contact the Park Su'erintendent. 7DD*C>C6" Na(a/o . which %ollows the can$on throu h the 1io 9ha&a #ildli%e and =ishin Area to <! @ado .his earth*and rock*%illed e&bank&ent contains three JzonesK o% selected cobbles.566 %eet" 9a&'in %ees in the 'ark are OC %or a site with no hooku's8 O55 %or a site with electricit$8 and O5F 'er ni ht with a %ull hooku'" No reser(ations are acce'ted" . ra(el.
ake is the 'rinci'al stora e reser(oir %or the extensi(e Na(a/o !ndian !rri ation Pro/ect" .9ali%ornia. the lake co(ers 57. 5GB:" 9olorado 1i(er Stora e Pro/ect +91SP. &unici'al and industrial 'ur'oses.B56 acres" !ts blue* reen waters la' a ainst shores seldo& in(aded b$ &an" Na(a/o . =la&in Gor e. &unici'alities and industries" . Arizona and Ne(ada . b$ oil and as %ields and b$ ther&al 'ower'lants alon the San Luan 1i(er below the da& to the Shi'rock.ake 9it$.his 'ro/ect is desi ned to irri ate about 556." Under nor&al conditions.he earth and rock needed %or buildin were taken %ro& 5B borrow areas beside the San Luan 1i(er and alon benches o(erlookin the (alle$" All 'ri(ate land was 'urchased. is an intake structure %or a tunnel that carries water to these lands" 9onstruction o% the Na(a/o !ndian !rri ation Pro/ect was started in 5GBF. and the %irst 'ro/ect water was deli(ered in 5GCB" 9urrentl$.ribe %or o'eration and &aintenance" 3a&site in(esti ations were &ade in this (icinit$ as earl$ as 5G6>.666 acres o% land on the Na(a/o !ndian 1eser(ation" Lust u'strea& %ro& the da&. and about 76 %a&ilies &o(ed to other locations" !n the reser(oir area. Na(a/o and Blue Mesa stabilize the erratic %lows o% the 9olorado 1i(er and its &ain tributaries" . has a ca'acit$ o% F>. New Mexico. 9olorado.ower Basin States . the$ are turned o(er to the Na(a/o . the s&all (illa e o% 1osa.he water re&ainin in the U''er Basin ser(es the needs o% %ar&ers.666 cubic %eet 'er second +:7>.his all*!ndian 'ro/ect was desi ned and is still bein constructed b$ the Bureau o% 1ecla&ation %or the Bureau o% !ndian A%%airs" 1ecla&ation4s U''er 9olorado 1e ion. on the south. si'hons and canals are in o'eration" . se(eral tunnels.can be &et e(en in $ears o% &ini&al 'reci'itation" . was inundated" Na(a/o 3a& was dedicated Se'te&ber 57. 5FD %eet wide in the &ain section.his ensures that water co&&it&ents to the . .. located in Salt . is res'onsible %or construction &ana e&ent" As the blocks are co&'leted. New Mexico area" . about one*twel%th o% the area o% the continental United States" 91SP da&s and reser(oirs at Glen 9an$on.he lake is F7 &iles lon and has o(er 576 &iles o% ru ed shoreline" !t is %ed b$ the &eltin snow'ack %ro& the surroundin &ountains and hills" #hen %illed. water is released into the San Luan 1i(er downstrea& throu h the outlet works" #ater %ro& the ri(er is used %or irri ation.he s'illwa$.F:6 allons 'er second. enco&'assin 'arts o% #$o&in . Utah. Arizona and New Mexico. Utah. but the %irst 'ro'osal %or a &a/or San Luan 1i(er da& was &ade in 5GF6" Hi h esti&ated construction costs dela$ed authorization until the da& could be incor'orated into the re(enue*sharin %eatures o% the 9olorado 1i(er Stora e Pro/ect" 9onstruction o% Na(a/o 3a& be an in Lul$ 5G7D" .he 91SP is a basin*wide 'ro/ect %or de(elo'&ent and use o% the water resources o% the U''er 9olorado 1i(er" !t is one o% the &ost co&'lex and extensi(e ri(er*water resource de(elo'&ents in the world" !t takes in the draina e area o% the U''er 9olorado 1i(er Basin.
are %ound throu hout the area" S'anish and Mexican traders and ex'lorers 'enetrated the re ion in the 5CB64s" . 9olorado area in 5CCB.s&all &asonr$ dwellin s constructed in de%ensi(e locations %or 'rotection a ainst raids b$ other tribes . the area was a''arentl$ abandoned.he Na(a/o .ake area is belie(ed to ha(e re&ained un'o'ulated until the 5>th centur$. 'robabl$ due to drou ht and erosion o% the a ricultural %ields" .he %a&ous 3o&in uez*<scalante <x'edition rode throu h the Arboles.reasur$" Histor$ Ancient s'ear'oints and other arti%acts indicate &an has li(ed in the land o% the San Luan and Pine ri(ers %or thousands o% $ears" 1e&ains o% sur%ace and ca(e dwellin s re'resent the earliest known (illa es o% the Southwest" Bits o% 'otter$ and the ruins o% shallow 'it*houses indicate a settled li%e o% %ar&in existed as earl$ as >66 to C66 A"3" 3urin that 'eriod. when (an uards o% the Ute and Na(a/o tribes &o(ed in %ro& the north" .1e(enues %ro& h$dro'ower eneration hel' re'a$ costs o% constructin the wides'read 91SP %acilities" <(entuall$. 9ali%ornia" =ro& . si&'le 'otter$ was de(elo'ed and sur%ace dwellin s and stora e roo&s were built with u'ri ht 'oles daubed with &ud" !&'ro(ed ðods o% %ar&in .hese tribes shared do&inion o(er &uch o% the area until the late 5DD64s" 1e&nants o% their 'otter$ and their %orked*stick ho ans called J'ueblitosK . DFQ o% the construction costs will be re'aid to the =ederal . searchin %or a route %ro& Santa =e. &asonr$ construction and &ore orna&ental and re%ined 'otter$ had been de(elo'ed b$ G76 A"3" Around 5676 A"3". New Mexico. to Montere$.
and*based ex'lorers will %ind areas to en/o$. and a %ull *ser(ice &arina" 3r$ boat stora e is o%%ered here" !ts access is (ia a 'a(ed road o%% US . 'ressurin the !ndians to li(e on reser(ations and o'enin the wa$ %or a ra'id in%lux o% 'ros'ectors. a boat ra&'. the ancestral San Luan 1i(er le%t hi h ra(el terraces on hillto's" Plants & Ani&als Se(eral s'ecies o% cactus and the ba$onet*ti''ed $ucca row throu hout the area" 9ottonwoods. is the ho&e o% ood*size rainbow. rabbits and an occasional raccoon" A 2uiet. ta&arisks.5DF6 to 5D>D. %ull hooku's. Utah /uni'ers and 'inons are %ound at the lake4s ed e" Ponderosa 'ine rows at hi her ele(ations" Se(eral s'ecies o% %ish inhabit the lake. docks and launchin ra&'s are a(ailable in both New Mexico and 9olorado" )nce awa$ %ro& de(elo'ed areas.he$ are 'art o% the San Los =or&ation o% the <ocene a e" )ccasional %ossils o% bones and trees are %ound in this t$'e o% %or&ation" A %ew &illion $ears a o. boat ra&' and a %ull*ser(ice &arina" !t is a hal%*&ile north o% the da& on NM Hi hwa$ 755" !t also has a s&all (isitor center with extensi(e. inter'reti(e dis'la$s" A 7. ha(e done &uch to boost the a ricultural 'ossibilities o% the re ion" 1ock %or&ations surroundin Na(a/o . brown and cutthroat trout" !t is a desi nated JIualit$ #ater =ishin AreaK with a li&it o% one trout +:6P or lon er. later. tel" +767. northern 'ike and lar e* and s&all&outh bass" Below the da&. includin rainbow and brown trout. =ederal 1ecla&ation 'ro/ects.no %ish &a$ be ke't" )nl$ %lies and lures with sin le barbless hooks &a$ be used in the entire F*&ile*lon Iualit$ #ater area" Shoreside.ake are sedi&entar$ sandstones and shales de'osited about 76 &illion $ears a o" . and trout and bass %lourish in the lake" =acilities =or those who like boatin . willows. settlers were &o(in in. elk. but it does ha(e &odern restroo&s. too" . %ar&ers and stock&en" .izards are co&&on durin the war& su&&er &onths and a (ariet$ o% snakes li(e in the rock$ and brush$ areas" 1attlesnakes are rarel$ seen" #ild ani&als abound in the nearb$ hills. like Pine. electrical hooku's.he 3en(er and 1io Grande #estern 1ailroad 'ushed its tracks throu h the area in the earl$ 5DD64s" Althou h the land was %ound to be enerall$ arid. care%ul obser(er can also see %oxes. %okanee sal&on. which also 'assed near Arboles" B$ 5DC6. $ou will %ind nu&erous deer.ake as lon as the$ &eet 9oast Guard sa%et$ re2uire&ents" . BF:*F:>7 %or the Pine 1i(er Marina or +767. &arinas. F:6*6DD7 %or the Si&s Mesa Marina" . a riculture was 'ossible with irri ation" Pri(ate canal 'ro/ects and.he &arinas o%%er boat rentals" =or &ore in%or&ation. cra''ie. boaters &a$ ca&' or 'icnic where the$ choose in New Mexico8 9olorado allows ca&'in in desi nated areas onl$" All t$'es o% boats are allowed on Na(a/o . traders herded horses b$ the hundreds o(er the )ld S'anish .rail. as it car(ed its can$ons.he &ore de(elo'ed sites include shaded ca&' rounds and 'icnic areas" An esca'e into the wilderness can be &ade %ro& one o% the &an$ se&i*de(elo'ed and 'ri&iti(e roads leadin down to the lake" @isitors are encoura ed to &ake local in2uiries about the current conditions o% these roads" Pine Site is the &ost de(elo'ed o% the three ca&'in areas" !t has showers.666*%oot 'a(ed airstri' is close b$" Si&s Mesa. and channel cat%ish. the San Luan 1i(er +New Mexico4s lar est ri(er. 'er 'erson" !t also has a 2uarter*&ile stretch that is catch and release onl$ . co$otes or bobcats" . is set on the lake" !t is a &ore re&ote area.
cra''ie. the San Luan 1i(er was o%ten &udd$ and %illed with silt" #ith the exce'tion o% channel cat%ish.he San Luan 1i(er Site. blue ill and channel cat%ish can be %ound in war&er waters" Millions o% rainbow trout. durin the Mesozoic era. and a F. straddles the San Luan 1i(er" !t %eatures a beauti%ul ca&' round with &odern handica'*accessible %acilities" .ar e&outh bass. a&e %ish were al&ost nonexistent in the ri(er" Now the water below the da& runs cold and clear . es'eciall$ in the %all. &arina. tel" +767. and dr$ boat stora e" 1ental boats and asoline are a(ailable at the &arina" .here are 'icnic areas and access 'arkin areas %or an lers" Access is a 2uarter*&ile west o% the Aztec brid e on NM 5CF" Na(a/o State 1ecreation Area in 9olorado has a boat ra&'. &odern ca&' rounds and 'icnic areas. owned and o'erated b$ the cit$ o% Gallu'.brown and rainbow trout and kokanee sal&on .he area also has a (isitor center with inter'reti(e dis'la$s.ake contains both cold* and war&*water s'ecies o% a&e %ish" . eneral store.K with s'ecial an lin re ulations" State %ishin licenses are re2uired in both New Mexico and 9olorado" !n2uire at the &arinas or at the (isitor centers %or co&'lete details" Huntin .ake" .ake o%%er deer and elk huntin " Mana e&ent techni2ues such as reseedin with rasses and browse 'lants &ake the area e(en &ore attracti(e to these ani&als" #ater%owl are naturall$ drawn to a lar e bod$ o% water such as Na(a/o . BF:*::CD" 1ed 1ock State Park . a 'rehistoric %ar&in culture which de(elo'ed and 'ersisted in the area %ro& F66 to 5:66 A"3" =ro& 5C66 to the 'resent.he s'ectacular red cli%%s which %ra&e the 'ark on three sides be an %or&in :67 &illion $ears a o.he lake4s cold* water 'o'ulation . so&eti&es re%erred to as the A e o% the 3inosaurs" Se(eral archeolo ical sites in the 'ark record the 'resence o% the Anasazi.566*%oot i&'ro(ed dirt airstri'" =ishin Na(a/o .an ideal habitat %or brown. about :7 &iles east o% the da&" . includes its own rodeo arena and &useu&" .Hi hwa$ B>. the re ion has been s'arsel$ inhabited b$ the Na(a/o !ndians" . nestled in a lar e cottonwood ro(e about %i(e &iles below the da&.ocation: B &iles east o% downtown Gallu' (ia !*>6" .ar e %locks o% ducks ather in so&e 'arts o% the lake. restaurant.his 'ark. a nature trail.he 'inon*co(ered hills around Na(a/o . kokanee sal&on &a$ be le all$ sna ed since the$ die soon a%terward" . but the best duck huntin can usuall$ be %ound in the &arsh$ areas alon the San Luan 1i(er below the da&" Hunters &ust obtain state licenses and obser(e all re ulations and restrictions" =or %urther in%or&ation contact the Park Su'erintendent. rainbow and cutthroat trout" A F*&ile stretch o% the San Luan 1i(er below the da& has been desi nated J2ualit$ %ishin water. sal&on and lar e&outh bass ha(e been stocked in the lake since co&'letion o% Na(a/o 3a&" Be%ore Na(a/o 3a& was co&'leted. docks.are %ound at reater de'ths durin the war& su&&er &onths and can be cau ht usin a (ariet$ o% ðods" 3urin their autu&n s'awnin run.
ribal !ndian 9ere&onial held the second weekend in Au ust" A&on the %esti(ities are the color%ul !ndian dances. one o% the Se(en 9ities o% 9ibola sou ht b$ 9oronado and the 9on2uistadors" Also nearbn$ are Aco&a.a una Pueblo and its S'anish church8 and the Ho'i 1eser(ation" . the$ so&eti&es inhabit the ran e" . ra(en robin. round s2uirrels. Aztec 1uins. 9haco 9an$on. !ndian rice rass. and saltbush row a&on the 'inon 'ine and /uni'er trees" !nter*. starlin . situated in !ndian 9ountr$. rock wren. the sk$ cit$.he Na(a/o de 9hell$. one o% the oldest inhabited cities in the United States8 )ld . house s'arrow.he 'inon /a$. red*tailed hawk and &ournin do(e &a$ be seen throu hout New Mexico" Gra&a rass. 'rairie do s and cottontails &a$ be seen in the southwestern re ion" )ther less*co&&on &a&&als include the bobcat. is the atewa$ to Euni. bluebird. s'arrow hawk. and red %ox" . Na(a/o and <l Morro are a&on the national &onu&ents within a two*hour dri(e %ro& 1ed 1ock State Park" . rabbit*brush.Plants & Ani&als Skunks. red*sha%ted %licker.ribal !ndian 9ere&onial 1ed 1ock State Park hosts the world %a&ous !nter*.izards and the har&less o'her snake are 're(alent in the 'ark" 1attlesnakes are rarel$ seen. but be aware. and dis'la$s o% !ndian /ewelr$ and cra%ts" Area Attractions 1ed 1ock State Park. co$ote.
the &useu& inter'rets the uni2ue cultures o% the nati(e A&ericans o% the re ion" !t also shows so&e o% the %inest traditional works &ade b$ local artists" )utdoor wild%lower ardens are ablaze in color %ro& Lune to Se'te&ber" 3urin the su&&er &onths. C::*FDFG" 1io Grande Gor e State Park .hrou h exhibits on the 'rehistoric Anasazi and the 'resent*da$ Euni. LU. weddin s.he 'ark is set a&on beauti%ul red sandstone cli%%s that extend u' the base o% &a ni%icent 9hurch 1ock" A walk to the rock is 'er%ect %or hikin .K a traditional ðod o% a riculture in the area" .0: Lul$ >th =esti(ities 1ed 1ock State Park Pro 1odeo +last weekend. host a (ariet$ o% concerts durin the $ear at 1ed 1ock State Park" 9a&'in .he ca&' round has s'ace %or 566 units and o%%ers (isitors a secluded and breathtakin (iew o% the red rocks" Acti(ities . barbecues. 3<9<MB<1: 1ed 1ock Balloon =esti(al . and s2uash are rown in a Pueblo Jwa%%le arden.Petri%ied =orest National Park. school 'ro ra&s. corn.: S2uare 3ance =esti*Gal LUN<: 1ed 1ock . as well as the Gallu' Galler$. and a theater" =or %urther in%or&ation contact the Park Su'erintendent.ions 9lub 1odeo +third week and weekend. dinners. Ho'i and Na(a/o.ions 9lub 1odeo is ranked with the best in the state o% New Mexico" !n addition.ocation: 5B &iles southwest o% .he annual . a 'ost o%%ice. or to &eet local 'eo'le" . beans. and %und*raisin e(ents" !t is an excellent 'lace %or (isitors to seek entertain&ent.aos on S1 BD" . cit$ %unctions.he arena is ho&e to &an$ rodeos each $ear as well as other e(ents" An auditoriu& is the scene o% &usical e(ents. the non*'ro%it 9o&&unit$ 9oncerts or anization. . the !ce 9a(es beneath la(a Badlands. 'icnickin and horseback ridin " 1ed 1ock Museu& o%%ers (isitors a li&'se o% the 'ast and a (ision o% the enchant&ent that is New Mexico" .ea& 1o'in 9lassic +5st weekend. and the inco&'arable (iews o% the Badland %or&ations known as the Painted 3esert are all natural wonders that shouldn4t be &issed when ex'lorin the Gallu' area" Annual <(ents AP1!. AUGUS.here4s also a centur$*old tradin 'ost. horse stables. tel" +767.: !nter*tribal !ndian 9ere&onial +second weekend. club luncheons.
he 'ark o%%ers >B ca&'in sites as well as ra%tin " !% the %low is too low %or %loatin the whitewater section abo(e the or e. so&e with ra&adas +o'en shelters with slat roo%s. s'arsel$ (e etated. the ri(er is at the botto& o% a 5. are s'aced alon the road" .he state 'ark is downstrea& %ro& the brid e.666*%oot or e.aos Lunction Brid e on S1 GB. 1io Grande Gor e State Park. and littered with red*brown (olcanic rocks ran in in size %ro& 'ebbles to boulders" An$one in ood sha'e and in search o% a challen e can scra&ble u'" 1oute 7BC in 1io Grande Gor e . $ou can alwa$s head south o% the brid e %or a relaxin tri' downri(er" =or %urther in%or&ation contact the Park Su'erintendent.=ro& the 9olorado border south to the .he can$on walls are &oderatel$ stee'. D:C*CDGG" . inaccessible %ro& abo(e" .. tel" +767. where the or e broadens into a can$on" A 'a(ed road o%%ers a scenic %i(e*&ile dri(e beside the ri(er" 9lusters o% ca&'sites. is the 1io Grande 1i(er" =or &uch o% this >D*&ile /ourne$.
retreats and con%erences throu hout the $ear" 1eser(ations &a$ be &ade b$ contactin the 'ark at tel" +767.he F76*acre hea(il$ %orested 'ark is o'en $ear*round.albot Babbit H$de.he beauti%ul scener$. as well as a base ca&' %or excursions into the surroundin Santa =e National =orest" .he 'ark also has two attracti(e rou' 'icnic shelters that will acco&&odate C7*566 'eo'le" . at D. and eas$ access &ake H$de Park a %a(orite 'icnic area.ocation: 5: &iles northeast o% Santa =e (ia H$de Park 1oad and NM >C7" <n/o$ ca&'in and 'icnickin a&on towerin 'ines and as'en trees" . is New Mexico4s hi hest. hea($ snow%all &akes .ocated near the Santa =e Ski Basin.hese are %urnished with 'icnic tables. in addition to se(en sites with electric hooku's" Sanitar$ %acilities are scattered throu hout the 'ark" . na&ed a%ter Ben/a&in . the 'ark is also used as a base %or back'ackers and hikers" H$de Me&orial State Park. accessible b$ New Mexico >C7 leadin to the Santa =e Ski Basin. res'ite. and rills" #ater ta's ser(ice each rou' o% ca&'sites" Nu&erous three*sided Adirondack shelters are a(ailable o%% the &ain road.here are &ore than C7 ca&'in and 'icnickin sites nestled throu hout the 'ark" .North*9entral New Mexico H$de Me&orial State Park . reunions.wo o% these connect with Santa =e National =orest trails" 3urin the winter &onths. a''roxi&atel$ ei ht &iles northeast o% the Santa =e Plaza" . o%%erin breathtakin (iews o% the surroundin San re de 9risto Mountains" . %ire 'its.hese are used %or weddin s.766 %eet" .hree well*&arked hikin trails wind throu h the re&ote sections o% the 'ark. GDF*C5C7" !n the 'ark4s central area is a lar e children4s 'la$ round with swin set and slide" . 2uiet natural settin . ca&' round.
%ra ile ecos$ste&" !t encoura es understandin and a''reciation o% this irre'laceable 'art o% earth4s natural wonders" . where he beca&e in(ol(ed in &a/or exca(ations" Uncle Bennie is better re&e&bered.he south end o% this three*&ile trail is located directl$ across the road %ro& the ran er4s residence" . wild%lowers and 'lants abound" Alon the u''er rid e o% the trail hikers will %ind 'icnic tables and lo benches" . trees and wild%lowers %ound alon the wa$" . with the intention that this 'ark ser(e the $outh o% A&erica" Natural Histor$ H$de Me&orial State Park lies in the San re de 9risto Mountains" .a Hacienda 3e* @enado.he . o%%ers 'anora&ic (iews o% the San re de 9risto. Mrs" Helen 9haunce$ H$de.here are also nu&erous butter%lies" <ndan ered s'ecies which ha(e been s'otted in the area include the bald ea le and 'ere rine %alcon" .rail: . it is a natural re%u e %or wildli%e" Birds &a$ be heard and seen throu hout the 'ark" .he San re de 9ristos are 'art o% the southern 1ock$ Mountains and consist 'ri&aril$ o% cr$stalline rock" Altitudes in the 'ark ran e %ro& D*56. the 9it$ o% Santa =e and the Santa =e Ski Basin" . be2ueathed the land now known as H$de Me&orial State Park.rails . a restaurant which is also o'en $ear*round" Histor$ Ben/a&in H$de.here are two well*&aintained sleddin runs" At the 'ark4s entrance. there is a ran er4s o%%ice. a eneral store. in the winter. a ski rental and re'air sho'" 9lose behind sit the ele ant old . ski enthusiasts.K was a naturalist.rail: A hal%*&ile well*&arked trail with si ns to identi%$ (arious 'lants. which 'urchased hundreds o% &ountainside acres %or the 'eo'le o% Santa =e8 and educated countless $outh. 5GFF" His widow.H$de Park an excellent destination %or winter ca&'ers.he trail runs north to the 1@ ca&'site area" .he Nature !nter'reti(e .his strenuous hike.666 %eet" Since no huntin is 'er&itted here.esu2ue 1i(er courses entl$ throu h it and s&all water%alls drain the snow*ca''ed 'eaks" . Sandia. e&otional and &oral de(elo'&ent o% $outh throu h natural science and outdoor sur(i(al can be a''reciated b$ the countless nu&bers o% 'eo'le who re&e&ber JUncle BennieK and his in(ol(e&ent with outdoor li%e: He ser(ed as the National 9o&&issioner o% Nature Stud$ %or the Bo$ Scouts o% A&erica8 he established the 9hildren4s Nature =oundation. a%%ectionatel$ known as JUncle Bennie.he uni2ue beaut$ and di(ersit$ o% the 'ark4s 'lants and wildli%e &ake H$de Park an un%or ettable re&inder o% this land4s co&'lex.ittle . and outdoor sur(i(alists" .here are stee' ele(ations and rock$ downhill sections" . born in New 0ork 9it$ in 5DC:" His earl$ work as a 'ioneerin archeolo ist and anthro'olo ist brou ht hi& to the Southwest. howe(er. and Le&ez Mountain ran es.his trail is hal%wa$ between the entrance and exit o% the 'ark o%% NM >C7 on the northwest side. ainin 5.666 %eet in ele(ation. as a de(oted educator o% $outh" His dedication to the 'h$sical. easil$ identi%ied b$ a 'la2ue" #est . shrubs. in%or&ation center and. introducin the& to the wonders o% the natural world" A bronze 'la2ue set in a hu e boulder at the 'ark4s entrance i(es tribute to this &an4s dedication" J=ore(er ser(in the $outh o% A&erica in sti&ulatin lo(eo% outdoor li%e and nature lore"K Uncle Bennie died in Santa =e on Lul$ :C.rees.
. P) Box 55>C.rail" =or %urther in%or&ation. Santa =e.ocation: 57 &iles north o% 9la$ton (ia NM FC6" Set a&on rollin rasslands. New Mexico" !t o%%ers o''ortunities %or ca&'in . >D7*:>:>" 9i&arron 9an$on State Park +9olin Neblett #ildli%e Area.he 'ark has about 566 de(elo'ed sites and nine tent*onl$ sites" Generall$. P) Box :755:. the lake is . Santa =e. Santa =e. bein a state wildli%e area. to et a ood site it is best to arri(e b$ &id*da$ on a weekda$" #eekends and holida$s are usuall$ (er$ bus$ and the rounds %ill u' earl$" =or %urther in%or&ation contact 9olin Neblett #ildli%e Area.ocation: F &iles east o% <a le Nest (ia US B>" 9i&arron 9an$on is a %orested area set between the towns o% <a le Nest and Ute Park. D:C*C>B7" Northeast New Mexico 9hicosa State Park . the %acilities were all ori inall$ 'urchased and de(elo'ed with %ish and wildli%e %unds" Another strictl$*en%orced re ulation is that ca&'in and (ehicles are allowed onl$ in desi nated and de(elo'ed areas" . tel" +767.rails" =or additional in%or&ation contact: H$de Me&orial State Park. cat%ish and bass %ishin " !n the winter. the stocked lake o%%ers excellent trout. D:C*CDD:" 9la$ton . hikin .he 'ark is 'art o% the 9olin Neblett #ildli%e Area.here are also so&e desi nated JIualit$ =ishin #atersK within the 'ark that ha(e their own re ulations" 9all %or details" . GDF*C5C7" Santa =e 1i(er State Park . but there are so&e additional re ulations that are uni2ue to this area" .ocation: G &iles northeast o% 1o$ (ia NM 5:6" .he trail starts toward the northeast end o% the 'ark across the road %ro& the 1@ area and ends near the ran er station" !t is &arked b$ a s&all JhikerK si n" 9an$on . cMo New Mexico 3e't" o% Ga&e & =ish. 'ro(ides eas$ access to the 9i&arron 1i(er" . NM DC76>*55>C" tel" +767.rail: A 6"7*&ile stee' can$on excursion trail leads to one o% the 'ark4s beauti%ul water%alls" !t starts behind Grou' Shelter :" Great caution &ust be used as this area is slick and rock$" !t also connects with the Santa =e National =orest .ree*lined walkwa$s and 'icnic tables stretch alon this narrow 'ortion o% the Santa =e 1i(er" =or %urther in%or&ation contact the Park Su'erintendent.his s&all hi h 'lains 'ark includes historical exhibits and 'hoto ra'hs o% area cattle dri(es alon the Goodni ht*. P) Box 55>C. NM DC76>" tel" +767.ake State Park .he license re2uire&ent was 'ut into 'lace because.he trail connects with the nature trail and Santa =e National =orest trails" <ast . Santa =e 1i(er State Park.he %irst o% these is that at least one &e&ber o% each ca&'in 'art$ &ust ha(e a current New Mexico huntin or %ishin license" )ne ni ht4s %ree ca&'in is i(en with each (alid license" .o(in . and huntin " US Hi hwa$ B>. &oderatel$ hill$ 5"7*&ile trail snu led in the dense 'onderosa 'ines" .ocation: !n downtown Santa =e alon the Santa =e 1i(er" . NM DC76>" tel" +767. %ishin .rail: A re&ote.Sturd$ shoes and drinkin water are a &ust" . which runs throu h the can$on.
with so&e rock blu%%s alon the shore" Boats are li&ited to trollin s'eed" !t4s 'ossible to hike around the lake.ocation: Both sides o% US B>.he 'ark is s&all and surrounded b$ 'ri(ate land.his secluded 'ark is nestled in the San re de 9risto Mountains alon a &eanderin strea& where (isitors can %ish %or rainbow and brown trout" . DBD*::C6" 9o$ote 9reek State Park . NM DD>5B" tel" +767. $ou can be %airl$ certain to et a site hereA =or %urther in%or&ation contact the Park Su'erintendent. 'onderosa 'ine and /uni'er dot the slo'in can$on walls" 9a&'in alon the hi hwa$ is 'er&itted onl$ in desi nated areas" . but there are no &arked trails" Hunters are o%ten %ound ca&'in in this area" 9a&'sites are attracti(el$ scattered all alon the southern shore" .he lake. is irre ular in sha'e. bear.olb$ 9reek and 9lear 9reek" .here are CD sites a(ailable all $ear" #ith the nearest town o% si ni%icant 'o'ulation bein o(er 566 &iles awa$.ake State Park.ocation: 5> &iles north o% Mora (ia NM >F>" . containin nearl$ 766 %oot'rints" .his is New Mexico4s lar est wildli%e area" . rouse. turke$. P) Box GCB.he can$on is not narrow. while %isher&en will en/o$ rainbow and brown trout" =or %urther in%or&ation contact 9olin Neblett #ildli%e Area. between 9i&arron and <a le Nest" .he ca&' areas o%%er a total o% D6 sites and are &ana ed and &aintained b$ the Park and 1ecreation 3i(ision" An unusual 'ro(ision is that ca&'ers &ust ha(e (alid New Mexico huntin or %ishin licenses" .closed to %ishin and 'ro(ides a &a ni%icent sto'o(er %or &i ratin water%owl" . NM DD>57" tel" +767.he sites are o%ten %illed on weekends and are o'en throu hout the $ear" <xce't %or hunters. FC>*DD6D" 9olin Neblett #ildli%e Area . P) Box :755:.here are two &ain tributaries runnin throu h here: . but hikin and back'ackin are 'o'ular with nu&erous un&arked trails throu hout the area" Hunters will %ind deer. about three*2uarters o% a &ile lon . Santa =e. but it see&s s'acious" !n the %oothills o% the San re de 9ristos. 9la$ton . althou h se(eral sections ha(e (ertical cli%%s with scul'tured %or&ations that attract both 'hoto ra'hers and cli&bers" .ake State Park.ocation: F> &iles northwest o% . D:C*CDD:" 9onchas . NM DC76>" tel" +767.he u''er 'ortion o% 9lear 9reek has three ei ht*%oot water%alls" About three*2uarters o% the area is hea(il$ %orested" 9ottonwood and as'en are 'ro&inent on the botto&land. %ishin and waterskiin at this re%reshin :7* &ile*lon reser(oir" =or %urther in%or&ation contact the Park Su'erintendent.ucu&cari (ia NM 56>" #ater s'orts abound.ake State Park .he si ht o% these birds is well worth the tri'" A short trail o(erlooks a rare 566*&illion*$ear*old dinosaur trackwa$. elk. &ountain lion. includin boatin . the 'ark sits in a natural a&'hitheater %or&ed b$ low hills around the creek4s %lood 'lain" Slo'es are %orested with 'onderosa 'ine and 'in$on* .he terrain is a little rou h %or no(ices" All backcountr$ roads and tracks ha(e been closed to (ehicles. cMo New Mexico 3e't" o% Ga&e & =ish. %ew 'eo'le (isit the backcountr$" . 9onchas . 9la$ton. 9onchas 3a&.
but also notorious outlaws" !n 5DCG. which was used b$ 'ioneers and traders headin west" . no&adic Plains !ndians. Santa 1osa State Park./uni'er" 9ottonwood. Mora.as @e as was established in 5DF7. 9o&anches. which is also 'o'ular %or %ishin and boatin " . and ta&arisk can be %ound on the %lood 'lain.he s&all scenic lake is stocked with trout. head out Dth St" and o C &iles due north" . alon with abundant wild%lowers" . C &iles west o% .his unde(elo'ed area is accessible b$ %oot. but 'eo'le ca&' where(er the$ %ind a le(el s'ot" A one*&ile trail be ins at the rou' ca&'site. S'anish ex'lorers and settlers li(ed in or 'assed throu h the area" .ocation: =ro& Santa 1osa on !*>6. when a s&all rou' o% settlers recei(ed a land rant %ro& the Mexican o(ern&ent" . Mor'h$ .ake State Park .as @e as was occu'ied as earl$ as D666 B"9" b$ Paleo*!ndians" !n &ore recent ti&es.:G> acres" .ake State Park . 3oc Hollida$.he (isitor center %eatures historical exhibits on the Santa =e . Pueblo !ndians.he 9or's o% <n ineers da&&ed the Pecos 1i(er here %or irri ation and %lood control.he 'ark has a short Jscenic trail"K Hikin o''ortunities are reater when the water sur%ace is low. and returns" =or %urther in%or&ation contact the Park Su'erintendent. >C:*F557" Storrie .he town attracted not onl$ traders and settlers.edoux" . Mora. horseback or %our*wheel*dri(e (ehicle" . ex'osin land alon the old ri(er channel and can$on" Acti(ities in Santa 1osa .ake State Park . NM DD>5D" tel" +767. Santa 1osa. ascends to the rid e.he area surroundin .as @e as (ia NM 75D" =a(orable su&&er breezes attract color%ul windsur%in boats to this 'ark. drinkin and %i htin " )ther .ocation: > &iles south o% Mora (ia NM G>. FDC*:F:D" Mor'h$ .ocation: > &iles north o% . NM DCC5>" tel" +767. 2uail and water%owl are abundant" =or %urther in%or&ation contact the Park Su'erintendent.ake State Park include >D ca&'sites 'lus nu&erous 'ri&iti(e sites" Huntin is 'er&itted /ust outside o% the 'ark boundaries where do(e.he town o% .he lake attracts &an$ boaters and ca&'ers when the water is hi h enou h" .he town %lourished throu hout the 5D66s4 due to its 'roxi&it$ to the Santa =e . and boatin is li&ited to electric &otors" Note: @isitors should brin their own drinkin water" =or %urther in%or&ation contact the Park Su'erintendent. NM DC76>" tel" +767.rail and 5Gth*centur$ . co&'letin the &ain e&bank&ent in 5GD5" At %ull 'ool the reser(oir has a sur%ace area o% 5:.he creek is shallow and (aries between %i(e and 57 %eet in width" 9a&'in is in%or&al" A %ew sites ha(e shelters.as @e as" Histor$ . o'ened a dental o%%ice and saloon in the town" !t is said he de(oted &uch o% his ti&e to a&blin . FDC*:F:D" Santa 1osa .ake State Park. 9o$ote 9reek State Park. the %a&ed unslin er and dentist. willow.he introduction o% rail ser(ice b$ the Santa =e 1ailroad in 5DCG contributed %urther to the town4s rowth and 'ros'erit$" .rail.
he 'lants around Storrie . NM DCC65" tel" +767. datin %ro& the 9retaceous Period" . %eatures hea(il$ wooded &ountains and &eadows 'ainted with wild%lowers" !t is 'o'ular in the winter %or ice*%ishin and cross*countr$ skiin " . 'rickl$ 'ear. the outlaw in%luence had declined and &erchants and traders established &an$ new businesses" .he 'ark ca&' round %eatures 55 sites with electricit$ and water hooku's.he Storrie . located on the border o% 9olorado.he$ beca&e extinct at the sa&e ti&e as dinosaurs.ake are t$'ical o% the Hi h Plains countr$" .as @e as to 'ro(ide irri ation water %or nei hborin (e etable %ar&s" =inancial 'roble&s 'la ued the 'ro/ect and %ar&ers %ailed to 'roduce the antici'ated cro's due to harsh and un'redictable weather" .his uni2ue 'ark.ake area include s2uid.>66*%oot*lon earth%ill da& across the Gallinas 1i(er north o% . octo'i.566 sur%ace acres o% water and is well known %or its $ear*round %ishin %or rainbow and Ger&an brown trout and cra''ie" A state %ishin license is re2uired" 9onditions are excellent %or windsur%in and sailboardin due to stead$ breezes &ost o% the su&&er" Sailboarders %lock to re attas and tourna&ents durin these &onths" waterskiin is also 'o'ular at Storrie . includin Bill$ the ?id and Lesse La&es.ake State Park.ake" =acilities .he dr$ness o% the area is e&'hasized b$ the abundance o% cholla.as @e as o% the 5DD64s" B$ the turn o% the centur$. and sandstones which were de'osited at the botto& o% a war& shallow sea at the ti&e New Mexico was &ostl$ co(ered b$ seawater" =ossils %ound in the Storrie .as @e as.ake #ater Users Association assu&ed &ana e&ent o% the 'ro/ect in 5G>>" Althou h atte&'ts to de(elo' a 'roducti(e a ricultural area continued. contractor 1obert Storrie be an work on a 5.ocation: 56 &iles northeast o% 1aton (ia NM 7:B" . were drawn to the %reewheelin .he 'ark includes extensi(e historical and nature exhibits" No asoline &otors are allowed on the lakes" . is situated on D: acres" .>F6 %eet ele(ation.ake was dedicated a state 'ark in 5GB6" Acti(ities Storrie . li&estones. howe(er. siltstones.he .ake State Park. >:7*C:CD" Su arite 9an$on State Park .as @e as o% toda$ re%lects its color%ul and uni2ue 'ast" So&e o% the rock %or&ations surroundin Storrie . es'eciall$ durin the late %all and winter &i ration" =or %urther in%or&ation contact the Park Su'erintendent. extinct relati(es o% toda$4s nautilus" A&&onoids swa& and hunted %ood in the shallow 9retaceous seas" . and a&&onites.in%a&ous %i ures. and :5 'icnic tables with shelters and rills" Pri&iti(e ca&'in is also a(ailable. P) Box F57C. about BB &illion $ears a o" A lar e a&&onite %ossil is on dis'la$ at the 'ark (isitor center" !n 5G5B.ake are &ore than G6 &illion $ears old. and se(eral other (arieties o% cacti" Storrie . Storrie . Storrie . a su&' station and 'otable water" A %ee is char ed %or both da$ use and o(erni ht ca&'in " Park ates are locked at sunset" Plants & Ani&als .he$ are &ade u' o% shales.he lake contains a''roxi&atel$ 5.ake attracts water%owl. and the 'ark has restroo&s with hot showers. . at B.
o%ten close to the ri(er. Su arite 9an$on State Park.he road %ro& the interstate is 2uiet. >:5*:G7C" Southeast New Mexico Botto&less .ake State Park. cra''ie. Ute .akes State Park . .ocation: F5 &iles southwest o% .as @e as (ia !*:7 and NM F" Nestled between hi h red sandstone blu%%s alon the Pecos 1i(er near the 'ictures2ue S'anish*colonial (illa e o% @illaneu(a.o an (ia NM 7>6" So&e o% the best walle$e %ishin in New Mexico is %ound at this 9anadian 1i(er reser(oir.he tan to reddish blu%%s reach o(er 576 %eet hi h" 9ottonwoods row near the ri(er" Slo'es are dotted with 'in$on*/uni'er" . >>7*7B6C" Ute .ocation: F &iles west o% .Path in Su arite 9an$on State Park =or %urther in%or&ation contact the Park Su'erintendent. is set between the sandstone blu%%s on the Pecos 1i(er" . >DC*::D>" @illaneu(a State Park . 'assin throu h old S'anish towns where adobe houses are bein re'laced b$ &obile ho&es" =or %urther in%or&ation contact the Park Su'erintendent at tel" +767. and cat%ish" =or %urther in%or&ation contact the Park Su'erintendent.ake State Park .o an. where an lers tr$ their luck %or bass.he shallow ri(er here is about F6 %eet wide and has a &oderatel$ swi%t %low" . NM DD>57" tel" +767. the 'ark includes hikin trails with (iews o% old ranchin ruins and %ishin " Short trails %ollow the ri(er and ascend the blu%%s to a lookout" An attracti(e CC*site ca&' round +o'en $ear*round. 1aton. NM DD>65" tel" +767.
ake is 76 %eet dee' and was.he so%t $'su& so&eti&es cru&bles awa$ ex'osin the Jdia&onds"K .ake in the Makin K and on to a scenic (iew o% Mirror . winter.akes State Park co&es as a co&'lete sur'rise a%ter the %lat countr$ surroundin 1oswell. were %or&ed when circulatin under round water dissol(ed salt and $'su& de'osits to %or& subterranean ca(erns" #hen the roo%s o% the ca(erns colla'sed %ro& their own wei ht.rail" A%ter the$ tried without success to %ind the botto& o% the lakes with their lariats tied to ether. the access road loo's around se(en lakes" .ake was too salt$ %or a&e %ish while the s&aller southern 'ond was less alkaline and able to su''ort %ish" .he beauti%ul and uni2ue area known as Botto&less . is the shallowest o% the lakes" Nearb$ Picnic 3ell is a dr$ sinkhole that illustrates how the lakes were %or&ed" . actuall$ sinkholes ran in in de'th %ro& 5C %eet to G6 %eet. the %irst area set aside as a state 'ark in New Mexico" .he 'ark (isitor center is located here with exhibits describin the natural histor$ o% the area" A nature trail leads %ro& the center throu h J.o(in . two 'onds se'arated b$ a narrow stri' o% land" .he ori inal stone structure at . includin hikin .he illusion o% reat de'th and the reenish*blue color are created b$ al ae and other a2uatic 'lants co(erin the lake botto&s" !n the 5D664s.he lakes which i(e this 'ark its na&e are located alon the west side road" .ea .ocation: 5B &iles southeast o% 1oswell (ia US FD6 and NM >6G" . the lakes were a sto'o(er %or cowbo$s herdin cattle throu h the New Mexico territor$ on the Goodni ht*.he 'ark o%%ers a (ariet$ o% s'orts. un'leasant s&ellin &ud" @isitors should not atte&'t to walk or dri(e near this &udd$ area" !n the %all. and s'rin . the$ dubbed the lakes Jbotto&less"K .ake" 1ainbow trout are stocked here durin the winter" Mirror . the two 'onds %or& a sin le lake which is stocked with rainbow trout" !t is a'tl$ na&ed %or its beauti%ul re%lection o% the surroundin red blu%%s" 3e(il4s !nkwell is F: %eet dee' and is na&ed %or its stee' sides and (er$ dark water. sinkholes resulted and soon %illed with water" .ake is F6 %eet dee' and was na&ed %or a lar e cottonwood tree that once stood on its shore" . until recentl$.az$ . swi&&in . %ishin .his area is also known %or JPecos 3ia&onds.K which are actuall$ 2uartz cr$stals %or&ed inside $'su&" . the result o% al ae rowth" )(erni ht ca&'sites and drinkin water are a(ailable nearb$" A short hike to a (anta e 'oint abo(e the lake is well worth the e%%ort" 1ainbow trout are also stocked in this lake durin the winter" =i ure <i ht .he lariats were actuall$ swe't aside b$ underwater currents" Botto&less . at 5C %eet dee'..he crust co(ers dee'. New Mexico" 3ro''in down %ro& the blu%%s.he northern 'ond o% Mirror .oda$.his is a 2uiet lake bordered b$ nu&erous salt cedar trees" Pasture .ake is actuall$ two conti uous sinkholes FC %eet dee'" . %locks o% water%owl are o%ten seen here" 9ottonwood .ake.ake was built b$ the 9i(ilian 9onser(ation 9or's in 5GF> and 5GF7" .akes State Park was dedicated in 5GFF.hese lakes.a oon looks dece'ti(el$ shallow but is actuall$ G6 %eet dee'" !t is surrounded b$ treacherous alkaline &ud %lats" . and scuba di(in " .
hoo%ed ani&als.ea .ake 1ecreation Area and alon the lower lakes" . and enclosures %or re'tiles. NM DD:>6" tel" +767.akes" !t is the onl$ lake in which swi&&in is allowed" 3urin the su&&er &onths. H 9 5:. nocturnal house.he 'ark is an indoorMoutdoor li(in &useu& dis'la$in &ore than >6 nati(e ani&al s'ecies and hundreds o% succulents %ro& around the world" <xhibits include an a(iar$. botanical arden.he lake is s'rin %ed with al&ost : &illion allons o% water %lowin throu h it dail$" 3ue to the clarit$ o% the water in . the 'ark o'erates a concession stand where 'edal cruisers and 'addleboards are a(ailable %or a no&inal %ee" A bath house with hot showers and %lush toilets is near the concession area" .ea . and other creatures" =or %urther in%or&ation contact the Park Su'erintendent. both at . B:>*B67D" .ake o%%ers %ull hooku's with &odern restroo&s and hot showers" .i(in 3esert State Park.ake . .ea .ea .he swi&&in beach is well &aintained and li%e uards are on dut$ durin the su&&er" <ntrance and ca&'in %ees are char ed throu hout the $ear" =or &ore in%or&ation contact: Botto&less . Box 5:66. NM DD:65" tel" +767.akes State Park. DDC*775B" Harr$ McAda&s State Park . carlsbad.ea . scuba di(in has beco&e (er$ 'o'ular" 9a&'in 1oo&$ ca&'sites are a(ailable.i(in 3esert State Park .ake..ake is G6 %eet dee' and the lar est o% the Botto&less .here is a lar e da$ use and 'icnic area ad/acent to the lake" .ocation: !n northwest 9arlsbad o%% US :D7" .ocation: > &iles northwest o% Hobbs (ia NM 5D" .he lower lakes o%%er de(elo'ed ca&'in with centralized %resh water and che&ical toilets" . 1oswell.
)asis State Park.e islature in 5GCC and 5GD6" =acilities include a (isitor center with inter'reti(e exhibits describin the natural and hu&an histories o% the Hobbs re ion.ake is stocked with bass. NM DDF5C" tel" +767. a co&%ort station with showers and handica''ed access.he 'ark4s F7 acres are irri ated and extensi(el$ landsca'ed" =or %urther in%or&ation contact the Park Su'erintendent.ake State Park .. Harr$ McAda&s State Park. FG:*7D>7" Su&ner . a 'la$ round. Portales.ake State Park. F77*:7>5" )asis State Park . a ca&' round with 57 1@ sites e2ui''ed with electrical hooku's.ocation: 5B &iles northwest o% =ort Su&ner (ia US D> and NM :6F" Su&ner . and a &ulti'le*use ball %ield" . =ort Su&ner. includin &aidenhair %ern and wild orchids" . Hobbs. shi%tin sand dunes. a recreational (ehicle sanitar$ du&' station. and a s&all %ishin lake" =or %urther in%or&ation contact the Park Su'erintendent. cra''ie and channel cat%ish.ea 9ount$ State Park" !t is the %irst state 'ark in .ocation: 5D &iles north o% Portales (ia NM >BC" A true oasis. Su&ner . NM DD565" tel" +767. this 'ark is set a&on cottonwood trees. the 'ark %eatures historical exhibits and a %ull$ restored 5Gth*centur$ ranch house" S'rin s %ro& 3o 9an$on su''ort a (ariet$ o% unex'ected 'lant li%e.ocation: 56 &iles south o% Ala&o ordo (ia US 7>" Set a ainst the west*%acin escar'&ent o% the Sacra&ento Mountains. and is a winter ha(en %or &i ratin water%owl" =or %urther in%or&ation contact the Park Su'erintendent. F7B*7FF5" )li(er . 56 'icnic shelters. %or&erl$ known as .ea 9ount$" 3e(elo'&ent o% Harr$ McAda&s State Park was %unded b$ O5"7 &illion a''ro'riated b$ the New Mexico . a 'ark &ana er4s residence and &aintenance %acilit$.his extensi(el$ landsca'ed 'ark o%%ers cool reener$ surroundin a 'air o% s&all 'onds" Harr$ McAda&s State Park is na&ed %or the New Mexico State Senator whose e%%orts were instru&ental in the creation o% this new %acilit$.ee Me&orial State Park . NM DD:>6" tel" +767.
ee continued ranchin " =or &an$ $ears.Na&ed %or )li(er Milton .ee.exas" Althou h %inancial troubles in the 5G:6s %orced dissolution o% the co&'an$. ser(in in both houses o% the New Mexico State . he was ac2uitted o% the &urder char e" !n 5G5>. )li(er . .ee was born in . .ee %aced &ore and &ore co&'etition %or the use o% o'en ran eland" He beca&e e&broiled in the (iolent 'olitical ri(alries between the 'redo&inantl$ 1e'ublican earl$ settlers o% southern New Mexico and the 3e&ocrat newco&ers %ro& . New Mexico to <l Paso. 9ol" A" L" =ountain" . includin one in 5DGB %or the &urder o% a 'ro&inent New Mexican. .ee 'ro(ed to be circu&stantial and. he was acti(e in state and local 'olitics.he e(idence a ainst . creatin a 2uiet reen oasis in contrast to the surroundin 'rickl$ desert settin " =or &an$ centuries 'eo'le ha(e been drawn to this 'lace o% sur'risin beaut$" Histor$ )li(er Milton .ee Me&orial State Park is at the &outh o% 3o 9an$on in the ru ed Sacra&ento Mountains" #ater %lows $ear*round in 3o 9an$on. he and his hal%*brother brou ht their li(estock %ro& .ee was 'art o% a rou' that created the 9irde 9ross 9attle 9o&'an$" !t soon beca&e the lar est ranchin enter'rise in southern New Mexico.exas to the area. 5DB7" At the a e o% 5G. establishin his ranch head2uarters at 3o 9an$on in 5DGF" As his New Mexico land holdin s and in%luence rew.exas" !nter&ittent hostilities led to se(eral indict&ents a ainst . .exas on No(e&ber D. controllin nearl$ one &illion acres o% ranch land %ro& 9loudcro%t. in 5DGG.e islature durin his 'olitical career" His death in 5G>5 . a 'ioneer southern New Mexico rancher and state le islator.ee.
born in =rance in 5D>F. the trail throu h 3o 9an$on was used as a route %or rou's o% 'eo'le &o(in %ro& the lowland desert into the Sacra&ento and Guadalu'e Mountains" . and chicken house still re&ain. which hu s the ed e o% a stee' :. coins. &ade 3o 9an$on a ha(en %or the wanderin abori inal 'o'ulations o% southern New Mexico. e&i rated to New Mexico in the &id*5DD6s" .ee4s extensi(e orchard and (ine$ard has been started u' a ain" Planners utilized (arious historic 'hoto ra'hs. no&adic A'ache !ndians %irst ca&e to 3o 9an$on a''roxi&atel$ 766 $ears a o as 'art o% a eneral southward &i ration o% !ndian tribes %ro& central 9anada" .hese c$lindrical holes were %or&ed in boulders and can$on bedrock b$ the continual 'oundin o% hand*held 'estles" So&eti&es called J!ndian wellsK because o% their tendenc$ to collect and hold rainwater.he a(ailabilit$ o% water. and . includin ha&&er stones. these si ns o% ancient ci(ilizations are scattered throu hout the site" Historians belie(e the %ierce. a wa(e o% settlers arri(ed and a new 'hase o% histor$ be an at 3o 9an$on" =rancois*Lean J=rench$K 1ochas. and kni(es.ee %a&il$ used durin their residenc$ %ro& 5DGF to 5G6C are also on dis'la$.he stron A'ache 'resence in the Sacra&ento Mountains 're(ented S'anish and An lo settle&ent o% the area until the late 5Gth centur$" .exas" !n &an$ cases the raiders were tracked across the . such as &es2uite" . who used the can$on4s 'erennial s'rin s as a sto'o(er ca&'site" Archeolo ical research indicates that.&arked the end o% one o% the &ost color%ul careers in New Mexico histor$" )li(er .he &ost 'ro&inent re&ains are &ortars used b$ 'rehistoric !ndians to rind hard seeds. and sewin notions" 1uins o% the barn. and %irst*hand accounts %ro& %or&er residents in de(elo'in the reconstruction 'lans" @isitors to )li(er .ee Me&orial State Park can /ourne$ back in ti&e to the da$s o% this in%luential rancher durin re ularl$ scheduled uided tours o% the house" . which 'ro(ided a route o% 2uick esca'e to the east" !t was not until the 5DC64s that lar e*scale raidin ca&e to an end" )nce the A'ache threat was under control. includin &arbles. drills. bottles. &ore than >. china doll %ra &ents. 'oker chi's.ee4s 3o 9an$on ranch head2uarters has been co&'letel$ rebuilt %ro& ruins and is authenticall$ %urnished" So&e o% the e(er$da$ ite&s the .ularosa Basin to 3o 9an$on. the can$on %or&s a natural tra' where ene&ies were lured and then bo&barded with rocks and boulders" Nu&erous US Ar&$ &ilitar$ re'orts %ro& the 'eriod between 5D>G and 5DD5 docu&ent A'ache raids in southern New Mexico and .666 $ears a o.ee Me&orial State Park co&&e&orates the li%e and ti&es o% this i&'ortant New Mexico 'ioneer" )li(er . archeolo ical e(idence. solitar$ =rench&an ho&esteaded at the &outh o% 3o .easil$ chi''ed and %laked to 'roduce a shar' cuttin ed e ha(e been %ound in the outcro''in s o% the can$on walls" Nearl$ 5C6.666 stone arti%acts. corrals.he A'aches used 3o 9an$on as a %ortress" Below the narrow Je$ebrowK trail. cartrid e casin s.he 'rehistoric inhabitants o% the southwest were ade't at identi%$in a''ro'riate &aterials %or the stone tools that were an inte ral 'art o% their dail$ li(es" Man$ di%%erent t$'es o% lass*like rock . scra'ers. ha(e been %ound in 3o 9an$on" . ou es. co&bined with the ease o% de%ense o% this natural %ortress.his unshakable.666*%oot blu%%. dinin utensils.
he 'ere rine %alcon. it see&s &ore likel$ that he was &urdered b$ cattle&en who owed hi& &one$" . and shale" Plants & Ani&als A strea& runs $ear*round throu h the can$on in this re ion that nor&all$ recei(es less than 56 inches o% 'reci'itation annuall$" . in about 5DGF.is one o% &an$ dee' can$ons that ash the west*%acin %lank o% the Sacra&ento Mountains as the$ stretch throu h southern New Mexico" . so as to ha(e a little o% e(er$thin "K =rench$4s ood %ortune ended abru'tl$ soon a%ter 9hrist&as 5DG>. siltstone. and &ockin bird are %ound here. has also been si hted in the (icinit$" 3eer. co$otes. rin tail cats.he 'ark is o'en $ear*round and is well*e2ui''ed to acco&&odate o(erni ht and da$*use (isitors with >> de(elo'ed 'icnicMca&'sites" Se(enteen o% these sites ha(e electric hooku's and shelters. when he was %ound dead in his cabin.he ri'arian +strea&bed. and re'tiles" 9haracteristic desert birds such as the cactus wren.ee built a ce&ent %lu&e on the south wall o% 3o 9an$on to channel water across the =rench&an4s ho&estead to . alon with 2uail. F7*&ile*lon Sacra&ento Mountain <scar'&ent. an endan ered s'ecies.ocated &idwa$ in the ru ed. in a letter co&'osed /ust be%ore his death. 1ochas described the extensi(e arden it once watered: J! a& workin on &$ (ine$ard" ! ha(e also 'ut out so&e trees. &a&&als. 'lant co&&unit$ is t$'i%ied b$ a thick cano'$ o% cottonwoods and ash. cartrid e casin s. and 'rickl$ 'ear %ound be$ond the can$on4s con%ines" . shot throu h the chest" Althou h a coroner4s /ur$ concluded that =rench$ shot hi&sel% with his own ri%le.ularosa Basin to the rocks that &ark the can$on4s head" !ts /uttin walls exhibit strata o% dolo&ite. =rench$ and )li(er .. 'each. a lock. and a (ariet$ o% lizards and snakes are also co&&onl$ seen" . rabbits. cherr$. li&estone. &es2uite.ee Me&orial State Park" <x'erts belie(e that. sandstone.oda$4s (isitors en/o$ the 'ark4s %ascinatin natural and hu&an histor$ throu h extensi(e exhibits in the 'ark4s (isitor center and inter'reti(e trails" . boots. a la&' burner.he &$ster$ o% the =rench&an4s death has ne(er been sol(ed" <xca(ation around the cabin 'roduced an unex'ected wealth o% &aterials that hel'ed %ill in the outlines o% =rench$4s existence at 3o 9an$on" Archeolo ists %ound bottles %or alcoholic be(era es and &edicines. and &ountain lions li(e in the can$on.9anon del Perro .he %reshwater s'rin s in the can$on walls su''ort a lush reener$ that is unex'ected a&on the desert $ucca. the can$on wall rises abru'tl$ &ore than :.ee4s ranch head2uarters a &ile awa$" @esti es o% this irri ation s$ste& still exist and. so&e %i s. a''le. the roadrunner +New Mexico4s state bird. so&e oli(es.9an$on near Ala&o ordo %or al&ost a decade. and other telltale clues that i(e color and substance to the =rench&an4s stor$" Park (isitors can (iew a 'artial reconstruction o% =rench$4s two*roo& ho&e as well as the stone walls he built to corral his li(estock" =eatures . warblers and s'arrows" . 'lu&. the can$on is also the habitat %or a wide assort&ent o% birds. with delicate &aidenhair %erns clin in to &oist rock walls and orchids rowin in the strea&" Lust as the 'lant li%e in 3o 9an$on is re&arkabl$ di(erse and beauti%ul.666 %eet %ro& the arid %loor o% the . tin cans. with water readil$ a(ailable in the ca&' round" A restroo& with showers and a recreational (ehicle du&' station are within the ca&' round" 3o 9an$on . %oxes. raisin cattle and culti(atin an orchard and (ine$ard on the site o% what is now )li(er .
he 'ark o(erlooks the 9arrizozo .ake State Park .his is a >":*&ile hike that de'arts %ro& the )li(er .he (isitor center includes historical exhibits about the #ild #est town o% Se(en 1i(ers" =or %urther in%or&ation contact the Park Su'erintendent. NM DDF56" tel" +767. >7C*:FD>" @alle$ )% =ires State Park . howe(er.766 to :. and a (ariet$ o% colonizin 'lants ha(e taken root" . set like a lush reen e& in an otherwise harsh and arid land" 3o 9an$on National 1ecreational . strenuous walk that ains &ore than F.ularosa Basin and the li&&erin #hite Sands National Monu&ent" )n the u''er rock bench. NM DD::6" tel" +767.ee Me&orial State Park.he la(a %low has a (ariet$ o% interestin %or&ations.!n the sun*scorched countr$ o% the . NM DDF5B" tel" +767. >6G 3o 9an$on 1oad.ake State Park.one o% the $oun est la(a %lows o% the continent.his 'ark celebrates the li%e and le ac$ o% A&erica4s &ost %a&ous bear" .666 %eet in ele(ation" !t is worth the e%%ort.ee (isitor center and ends on =orest 1oad G6B at Lo'lin 1id e" @isitors will not be breakin an$ new round b$ hikin the trail.his southern desert 'ark is a re%reshin 'lace to %ish and en/o$ other water s'orts" . hikers 'ass throu h a thickl$ car'eted rassland inters'ersed with cottonwoods.he (isitor center includes extensi(e exhibits on S&oke$ Bear and wild%ire education" A short nature trail winds throu h (arious New Mexico li%e zones to the site where the ori inal S&oke$ is buried" =or %urther in%or&ation contact the Park Su'erintendent.ocation: !n 9a'itan on US FD6" . 3o 9an$on is an oasis o% delicatel$ balanced li%e. 5 &ile west o% 9arrizozo" . occurrin 5. >FC*D:D>" S&oke$ Bear Historical State Park . Ala&o ordo.666 $ears a o" .a(a =low .rail . and ash" . 9a'itan.here are 76 ca&'sites a(ailable %or $ear*round use" . to ex'erience the 'anora&ic (iews o% the .he cool oasis o% a s&all creek is %ound about :"> &iles %ro& the start o% the trail" S'rin and autu&n are the best ti&es to atte&'t this hike because o% intense su&&er heat and un'redictable winter weather" =or %urther in%or&ation contact the )li(er .hese in turn su''ort &odest wildli%e 'o'ulations. thou h no %eatures as dra&atic as the la(a tubes and ice ca(es o% <l Mal'ais in Eone 5" #indblown soil has settled in cre(ices. Brantle$ . chie%l$ s&all &a&&als and their 'redators" A nature trail leads %ro& the rou' ca&' round %or three*2uarters o% a &ile throu h the nearb$ la(a %ield" An exhibit stands at the be innin o% the trail" .ularosa Basin to the Sacra&ento Mountains %or thousands o% $ears" Sturd$ shoes and drinkin water are essential %or the dr$.ocation: )n US FD6. as 'rehistoric !ndians used the 'ath to tra(el %ro& the .he %ires are lon since out" . 9arlsbad.ularosa Basin. S&oke$ Bear Historical State Park.ocation: 5: &iles north o% 9arlsbad (ia US :D7" . F7>*:C>D" Brantle$ . willow.
. 9arrizozo.truth or 9onse2uences. which boasts a %ull arra$ o% water s'orts.ake State Park. C>F*FG>:" Percha 3a& State Park .ruth or 9onse2uences.he 'ark has o(er :66 ca&'in and 'icnickin sites" . includin boatin .ake State Park .here are three de(elo'ed boat ra&'s on the lake.666 sur%ace*acre reser(oir o%%ers a (ast arra$ o% water s'orts.ocation: 5B &iles south o% . winter water%owl and cactus ardens" =or %urther in%or&ation contact the Park Su'erintendent.ake State Park .ake State Park is the lar est and &ost 'o'ular state 'ark in New Mexico" <le'hant Butte 1eser(oir. %ishin and waterskiin " . created b$ a da& constructed in 5G5B across the 1io Grande. is >6 &iles lon with &ore that :66 &iles o% shoreline" .ocation: 7 &iles north o% . NM DDF65" Southwest New Mexico 9aballo .ruth or 9onse2uences (ia !*:7" Set in the lower 1io Grande @alle$ o% southcentral New Mexico. Percha 3a& State Park.he 9aballo Mountains ser(e as a &a/estic backdro' to the lake.Note: 3on4t e(en think o% tr$in to hike on la(a in ordinar$ %oot ear" Shar' ed es cut and rou h sur%aces are e(er$whereA 9ontact Su'erintendent.ruth or 9onse2uences (ia !*:7" Set in the dee' shade o% towerin cottonwoods. NM DCG65" tel" +767. NM DCG6F" tel" +767. <le'hant Butte .ruth or 9onse2uences (ia !*:7" . 9aballa .ocation: :5 &iles south o% . @alle$ o% =ire State Park.he FB. the 'ark %eatures %ishin and hikin alon the 1io Grande" =or %urther in%or&ation contact the Park Su'erintendent. alon with concession*o'erated &arinas and stores" . C>F*FG>:" <le'hant Butte .
he re ion has been an i&'ortant center o% settle&ent %or thousands o% $ears" Until 5666 A"3". cra''ie. and blue ill" =or birdwatchers. a 'ri&iti(e relati(e o% toda$4s ele'hant. C>>*7>:5" 9it$ o% 1ocks State Park . reat blue heron.easbur 3a& channels water %ro& the 1io Grande %or irri ation in the Mesilla @alle$" Nearb$ =ort Selden State Monu&ent has a &useu& and trails at the site o% a 5Gth*centur$ ar&$ out'ost" .ake State Park. <le'hant Butte . s'ecies o%ten si hted include os're$. red*tailed hawk. i(es this 'ark its na&e" 9actus ardens and hikin trails add to the a''eal o% this a&azin 'lace" . P) Box 7>.as 9ruces (ia !*:7" A 'leasant 'ark %or %ishin . canoein and ka$akin . now an island in the reser(oir. kestrel.ocation: :D &iles northeast o% 3e&in (ia US 5D6 and NM B5" @olcanic rock. has taken on the sha'e o% an ele'hant" . and =ort Mc1ae in the &id*5D664s to 'rotect settlers" Nu&erous His'anic a ricultural (illa es s'ran u' durin this ti&e" . walle$e. ha(e been disco(ered on land /ust west o% the <le'hant Butte 1eser(oir" Shorter and stockier than the Asian ele'hants.he construction o% the da& led to conde&nation o% &an$ o% these settle&ents.he eroded core o% an ancient (olcano.ake State Park" Ga&e %ish include lar e* and s&all&outh bass. NM DCGF7" tel" +767. 2uail. stri'ed bass.ocation: 57 &iles north o% . bald ea le.easbur 3a& State Park . the ani&al was se(en %eet tall.he 'ark is at 7. <le'hant Butte. se(eral di%%erent rou's li(ed in the area" 3urin the &assi(e i&&i ration o% <uro'ean settlers into the #est in the earl$ 5Gth centur$.he attracti(e 76*site ca&' round has a culti(ated cactus arden" =or %urther in%or&ation contact the Park Su'erintendent.he central %eature here is a >6*acre %ield o% lar e boulders. with a short skull and lon u''er tusks" Althou h these ele'hant*like creatures once roa&ed the area. P) Box 5F. white bass.666 %eet ele(ation in a desert en(iron&ent" . the area was occu'ied b$ !ndian rou's. NM DD6F>" tel" +767. 7FB*:D66" . .ake State Park %irst o'ened in 5GB7" Mild cli&ates create a ha(en %or ca&'ers %ro& cooler northern cli&ates durin the winter &onths" Boatin and %ishin are 'o'ular all $ear" Histor$: <le'hants at <le'hant ButteH =ossils o% the ste o&astodon. =a$wood. who a''ear to ha(e li(ed 'ri&aril$ b$ huntin and atherin the abundant wildli%e and 'lants o% the surroundin (alle$s and &ountains" )(er ti&e. and roadrunners" =or %urther in%or&ation contact the Su'erintendent. scul'ted &illions o% $ears a o b$ wind and water into rows o% &onolithic blocks. deer. =ort 9rai . the threat o% !ndian attacks alon the 1io Grande @alle$ &ade the settlers reluctant to 'ut down roots in the area" . 9it$ o% 1ocks State Park.<le'hant Butte .he US &ilitar$ established =ort 9onrad. e ret. (olcanic rock eroded into %anci%ul sha'es" . <le'hant Butte was not na&ed %or this reason" . which now lie beneath the waters o% the reser(oir" A %ew adobe ruins o% old =ort Mc1ae re&ain on the east side o% the reser(oir" Acti(ities =ishin is 'robabl$ the &ost 'o'ular $ear*round s'ort at <le'hant Butte . channel cat%ish.
as 9ruces. the 9olu&bus &ilitar$ out'ost. 3e&in ton. who would later co&&and the Allied %orces o% #orld #ar !. 9olu&bus. the 'ark is a %a(orite o% rockhounds because o% the abundant a ates and 2uartz cr$stals %ound here" Hikin trails 'ro(ide s'ectacular (iews o% the surroundin landsca'e" =or %urther in%or&ation contact the Park Su'erintendent.ocation: 5> &iles southeast o% 3e&in (ia NM 55 and 1oad 5>5" . was buzzin with acti(it$ as %resh troo's arri(ed b$ train and the US Ar&$ 're'ared an attack into Mexico" .ed b$ JBlack LackK Pershin . . the center o% the town was a s&okin ruin" News o% Pancho @illa4s attack %lashed b$ tele ra'h and word o% &outh throu hout the countr$" 9a&' =urlon .=or %urther in%or&ation contact the Park Su'erintendent. . (anished into the backcountr$ and was ne(er ca'tured" !n =ebruar$. NM DD6:G" tel" +767.ocation: F7 &iles south o% 3e&in on NM 55" !n the earl$ &ornin darkness o% March G.our the ad/acent 9oronado State Monu&ent with its !ndian arti%acts and 'artiall$ restored Adobe 'ueblo ruins" .he search %or Pancho @illa would take the troo's nearl$ >66 &iles into Mexico" =or 55 &onths the$ searched the countr$side o% Mexico Pancho and his troo's" Pershin succeeded in dis'ersin the Mexican %orces that had attacked 9olu&bus. and the old US 9usto&s Buildin " =or %urther in%or&ation contact Pancho @illa State Park.ittle =lorida Mountains. 7>B*B5D:" Pancho @illa State Park .easbur 3a& State Park. P) Box ::>. uerillas o% the Mexican 1e(olution under General =rancisco JPanchoK @illa attacked the s&all New Mexico border town and &ilitar$ ca&' at 9olu&bus .ocation: 57 &iles north o% Albu2uer2ue. 7F5*:C55" 9entral New Mexico 9oronado State Park . Pancho @illa. the restored 9olu&bus railroad de'ot. includin the adobe Hoo(er Hotel. NM DD:F5" tel" +767. 7:>*>6BD" 1ockhound State Park . the A&erican troo's returned to 9olu&bus and boarded trains that would carr$ the& to other con%licts" .he &ilitar$ 'ost at 9a&' =urlon was closed in 5G:B. the Puniti(e <x'edition %or ed south %ro& 9olu&bus" .alon the 1io Grande in Barnalillo on NM >>" A (isit to 9oronado State Park o%%ers &ore than a 'lace to set u' ca&' or en/o$ a 'icnic" 1elax and take in an unobstructed (iew o% the beauti%ul Sandia &ountains to the east" <x'erience the 2uiet &$sti2ue o% the 1io Grande as it %lows entl$ throu h the (alle$ below" <n/o$ New Mexico4s s'ectacular sunrises. 5G5C.ocated on the ru ed west slo'e o% the .the site o% what is now Pancho @illa State Park" As the sun rose. 5G5B. NM DD6G5" tel" +767. 1ockhound State Park. and witness the Sandia4s re%lectin li ht %ro& the settin sun" . and the extensi(e cactus ardens o% Pancho @illa State Park now co(er its site" Se(eral o% the buildin s datin back to the ti&e o% the raid still stand. but the re(olutionar$ chie%tain.
:66 &en were in the (icinit$ o% the ?uaua Pueblo.he winterin rounds %or 9oronado and his 5. NM DC5:D" tel" +767. an ar&$ o% S'anish soldiers. clean and sanitar$" 3ri(e slowl$8 obe$ s'eed li&its" . which is the site o% 'resent da$ 9oronado State Monu&ent" . de%eated in their search %or 'ower and wealth" . horses.here are also two &odern restroo&s. /ust north o% 'resent da$ Albu2uer2ue" !nstead o% olden riches. two rou' shelters and &an$ tent sites" . Mexico in search o% the le endar$ 9it$ o% Gold" <i hteen &onths later. their tra(els brou ht the& to the 1io Grande.Histor$ !n earl$ 57FG. DBC*77DG" . and a tra(elin %ood reser(e o% 'i s.he$ returned a $ear later on their wa$ back to Mexico. chickens and cattle le%t 9o&'ostela. the$ tra(eled into ?ansas and )klaho&a in their relentless 2uest" .he 'ueblo dwellers were %ar&ers who rew corn.:66 round*le(el roo&s and rose three stories hi h" Se(eral hundred 'eo'le li(ed in the 'ueblo at the ti&e o% 9oronado4s arri(al" . were %ound a&on the &an$ 'lazas o% the ?uaua Pueblo" )ne has been restored and is o'en to 'ublic (iew" =acilities 9oronado State Park o%%ers 'icnickin and ca&'in %acilities alon a blu%% abo(e the 1io Grande" . !ndians. the$ %ound centuries*old !ndian (illa es" A%ter s'endin the winter in the area. s2uash. Barnalillo.he 'ark ate closes at l6 '& and o'ens at C a& dail$" =or %urther in%or&ation contact the Park Su'erintendent.he$ abandoned ?uaua Pueblo in the earl$ 5B66s when S'anish colonization o% the 1io Grande @alle$ was underwa$" Under round cere&onial cha&bers. 9oronado State Park. one with showers. &ules.here are F6 sites with shelters.his 'ueblo was a&on 5: to 5> others in the area which were %irst settled around A"3" 5F66" <xca(ations o% ?uaua indicate the 'ueblo contained a''roxi&atel$ 5. and electric hooku's %or 1@s at 57 o% the ca&'sites" Please obser(e the %ollowin 'ark rules to &ake $our (isit sa%e and en/o$able: )bser(e 2uiet hours 56 '& to C a& dail$" Build %ires in rills or desi nated areas onl$" ?ee' $our 'ets leashed at all ti&es" ?ee' $our ca&'site neat. called ki(as. and beans" .
ta&arisk and 1ussian oli(e. :G65 9andelaria N"#".he &onu&ent o%%ers (isitors an o''ortunit$ to learn &ore about 'ueblo li%e durin the ti&e o% 9oronado4s ex'edition" . historical and social i&'lications o% the 1io Grande 1i(er" =or %urther in%or&ation contact the Park Su'erintendent.he bos2ue. D>C*:D:6" 1io Grande Nature 9enter . Albu2uer2ue. DBC*77DG" =enton . the 'ark is an excellent 'lace %or birdwatchin . it includes an inter'reti(e trail throu h the 'artiall$ reconstructed ruins o% the 'ueblo" . wh$ not 'lan a tri' to 1io Grande Nature 9enter State ParkH . NM DC5:D" tel" +767.alon the 1io Grande in Barnalillo on NM >>" . 'hoto ra'h$. F>>*C:>6" . hikin . 1io Grande Nature 9enter.he (isitor center &useu& %eatures both !ndian and S'anish colonial arti%acts" Area Attractions #hile (isitin the area. the 'ark is winter ho&e to 9anada eese.he site o% ?uaua was desi nated 9oronado State Monu&ent in 5G>6" . Mountainair. and a cattail &arsh alon side a three*acre 'ond" .his da$*use 'ark is located at the end o% 9andelaria 1oad. is threaded with two &iles o% nature trails.ocation: !n Albu2uer2ue on 9andelaria northwest" . as this area is called in the Southwest. o%%erin a sense o% isolation and tran2uilit$ as the$ wind throu h 'artiall$ wooded areas to o'en sand %lats alon side the 1io Grande 1i(er" )(er :B6 s'ecies o% birds ha(e &ade this their ho&e" #atch %or sandhill cranes" )(er :5 inter'reti(e exhibits in%or& $ou o% the natural. nature (iewin areas and a librar$ co&'le&ent the extensi(e (isitor center exhibits" =or %urther in%or&ation contact the Park Su'erintendent. and cross*countr$ skiin " Salinas National Monu&ent is located nearb$" =or %urther in%or&ation contact the Park Su'erintent. the 'ark %eatures a cross*countr$ ski and biathlon trail and wheelchair*accessible %ishin 'lat%or&s" =or %urther in%or&ation contact the Park Su'erintendent. sandhill cranes and other water%owl" . tel" +767. 9oronado State Park. NM DC6FD" tel" +767. D:G*FBF6" Manzano Mountains State Park .ocated ad/acent to 9oronado State Park. west o% !nterstate :7 in Albu2uer2ue" Situated on the 1io Grande.ocation: 5F &iles northwest o% Mountainair (ia NM 77" Nestled in the wooded %oothills o% the Manzano Mountains. Manzano Mountains State Park. clu&'s o% willow.ocation: FF &iles northwest o% San 0sidro (ia NM >" A 'o'ular $ear*round retreat surrounded b$ beauti%ul 'onderosa 'ine %orests.ake State Park .his 'ark %eatures :C6 acres o% ri(erside %orest and &eadows which include stands o% 566*$ear*old cottonwoods.9oronado State Monu&ent . NM DC56C" tel" +767.rails. Barnalillo.ocation: 57 &iles north o% Albu2uer2ue.
located in the cottonwoods alon the 1io Grande" =or %urther in%or&ation contact the Park Su'erintendent. &ost i&'ortantl$. NM DC76>*6C:D" tel" +767. and o north on NM FC5. and trailers lon er than F6 %eet cannot be acco&&odated" . Santa =e.he (isitor center is :6 &iles on a dirt road" 1eachin the 'ark can be trick$. ca&' round.Senator #illie M" 9ha(ez State Park . P) Box C:D. strai ht walls" . NM DC66:" tel" +767. cMo National Park Ser(ice.he 'ark has a dozen ruins that in(ite e(en the %irst*ti&e ex'lorer to ask 2uestions" How did the 9hacoans brin water to this arid landH How did the$ kee' control o(er such a lar e re ionH And. G6 &iles northwest" .he can$on is an endless source o% &$ster$ %or archeolo ists and a %ascinatin ad(enture %or la$&en" . DB>*FG57" 9haco 9an$on National Historic Park =ro& Gallu': exit !*>6 at .he (isitor center is the 'ark4s onl$ source o% 'otable water" =or &ore in%or&ation the Site Su'erintendent.he$ e(en &ade the bases o% their walls thicker to su''ort %uture additions abo(e" .horeau +<xit 7F.:66 'eo'le could ha(e li(ed inside its %our*stor$ walls" <(en the &asonr$ o% the buildin su ests a hi h le(el o% skill" . two &iles north on 9rown'oint.he ruins o% 9haco 9an$on are a window into the Southwest4s ancient and lorious 'ast" More than B66 $ears a o. Senator #illie M" 9ha(ez State Park. turn west o% NM 7C and dri(e another 56 &iles to the 9haco 9an$on turno%%" . GDD*BC:C" National Parks . the arid can$on was ho&e to o(er >66 settle&ents and a hub %or &an$ &ore" Archeolo ists ha(e %ound e(idence o% ancient roads that link 9haco 9an$on to about C6 (illa es scattered throu hout the re ion. GDD*BC5B or +767. turn north at the &arked turno%% and dri(e :6 &iles to the (isitor center" =ro& Grants: take <xit CG o%% o% !*>6 and tra(el north on NM 76G +initiall$ called NM B67.he 9hacoans cut stones o% di%%erent sizes to %it to ether 'er%ectl$ inside s&ooth. wh$ did the$ disa''ear in the 5:th centur$H About ei ht ruins ha(e been exca(ated %or (iewin alon a se(en*&ile 'a(ed route" . 9haco 9an$on National Monu&ent.ocation: !n Belen on <" 1i(er 1oad" Birdwatchin and hikin are 'o'ular with (isitors to this 'ark.he 1uins o% Bonito are a testa&ent to the technolo ical ad(ance&ent o% the culture" 9o(erin &ore than three acres. %or about 7F &iles" At #hite Horse. includin Mesa @erde. Bonito contained about B66 roo&s and &ore than F6 ki(as" As &an$ as 5. and turn east on NM 7C" A%ter 57 &iles. and 'icnic sites" 9a&'in is li&ited to 5> da$s.hose with &ore ti&e can also ca&' in the 'ark and hike to an additional %i(e sites scattered nearb$" =acilities Park %acilities include a (isitor center. because the dirt roads that lead to it are so&eti&es i&'assable" 9ontact the (isitor center %or current conditions" Histor$ .
settlers disco(ered the ca(ern.666 $ears a o 'rehistoric !ndians (entured into 9arlsbad 9a(ern seekin shelter" . and extraordinar$ %eatures" . the %eelin o% %ear and awe. beca&e %ascinated b$ the ca(e and s'ent da$s ex'lorin it" #hite was ea er to show the &an$ natural wonders o% this extraordinar$ 'lace to others. there were nonbelie(ers but. and &ore" Black and white 'ictures taken b$ 1a$ @" 3a(is. but the$ did lea(e so&e &$sterious drawin s on ca(e walls near the natural entrance" Much later.he$ created a sensation" Peo'le suddenl$ cla&ored to see the &ar(elous ca(e %or the&sel(es" #hite took the& on tours that be an with an uncere&onious 5C6*%oot descent in a bucket once used to haul bat uano %ro& the ca(e" #ord o% the ca(e s'read.hrou h illustrated articles 'ublished in &a azines such as National Geo ra'hic and b$ word o% &outh. %inall$ reachin #ashin ton. a cowbo$ na&ed Li& #hite. Holl$ wrote in his %inal re'ort: J! a& wholl$ conscious o% the %eebleness o% &$ e%%orts to con(e$ in words the dee' con%lictin e&otions. in the winter the$ are in the 76s and B6s" !ntense thunderstor&s occur in the su&&er.oda$ &an$ o% the wonders o% 9arlsbad 9a(ern are well know.he$ le%t no record o% what their i&'ressions o% the ca(e were. 9arlsbad 9a(erns National Park was created to 'rotect the ca(e" . in 5G:F. and cli&bed down into the darkness" . 'osin the dan er o% li htnin in hi her areas and o% %loods in low*l$in areas" Histor$ More than 5. drawn to it b$ the s'ectacle o% hundreds o% thousands o% bats risin u' out o% the natural entrance in the e(enin " So&e sta$ed to &ine the hu e de'osits o% bat uano in the ca(e and sell it as a natural %ertilizer" )ne such &an. 3"9" A ain. who acco&'anied #hite on a ca(e tri'. who was to continue his ca(e ex'lorations %or &ost o% his li%eti&e. %antastic ca(e %or&ations. lies the celebrated under round world o% 9arlsbad 9a(ern" !t is an inco&'arable real& o% i antic subterranean cha&bers. awa$ %ro& the son s o% the desert birds and the howl o% the co$ote. but %ew 'ersons belie(ed his i&'robable tales o% a hu e under round wilderness %ull o% unusual ca(e %or&ations" !t took 'hoto ra'hs to con(ince ske'tics that 9arlsbad 9a(erns was e(er$thin it was said to be.he 'ark4s cli&ate is characterized b$ war& su&&ers and &ild winters" !n the su&&er a(era e hi hs are in the G6=. $et the ex'erience o% ex'lorin its cha&bers is e(er$ bit as excitin as it was to the %irst ad(enturers" .ater that $ear 9arlsbad 9a(ern was 'roclai&ed a national &onu&ent" #hite. crawled. in the 5D66s.ocation: North on !*D6 to #hite4s 9it$" 0our encounter with 9arlsbad 9a(erns National Park be ins in the 9hihuahuan 3esert o% the Guadalu'e Mountains" But be$ond the so&ewhat %a&iliar surroundin s o% ru ed &ountains and broad 'lains is another world" Awa$ %ro& the sunli ht. were dis'la$ed in the town o% 9arlsbad in 5G57" .9arlsbad 9a(erns National Park . beca&e its %irst chie% ran er" Se(en $ears later.he %irst ad(enturers enterin 9arlsbad 9a(ern had no idea what to ex'ect as the$ walked. awa$ %ro& the %lowerin cactus. 9arlsbad 9a(ern beca&e on o% the world4s &ost celebrated ca(es" Since . and the desire %or an ins'ired understandin o% the 3i(ine 9reator4s work which 'resents to the hu&an e$e such a co&'lex a re ate o% natural wonders"K . the US 3e'art&ent o% the !nterior sent ins'ector 1obert Holle$ to in(esti ate and see whether 9arlsbad 9a(ern was trul$ an outstandin natural scenic wonder" )ri inall$ a ske'tic.
i&'urities. which &a$ ha(e %or&ed when water e(a'orated and le%t behind calcite de'osits" So&e o% the &ore unusual %or&ations are helictites. and ri&stone da&s a''eared where 'ools o% water or strea&s occurred in the ca(e" . stala &ites. u'li%t and erosion o% the area be an to unco(er the buried rock ree%" 1ainwater. and seashells" <(entuall$ the sea e(a'orated and the ree% was buried under de'osits o% salts and $'su&" . in 5GD:. while da&s %or&ed where water %lowed slowl$ on the %loor" Another t$'e o% ca(e %or&ation that decorated ca(e walls was 'o'corn. an a&azin arra$ o% sha'es had been %or&ed" #here water dri''ed slowl$ %ro& the ceilin . in 5GBB8 the exce'tionall$ color%ul and &uch*decorated Bi%rost 1oo&. and ca(e scientists are the 9hristo'her 9olu&buses o% toda$. soda straws and lar er stalactites a''eared" #ater %allin on the %loor created stala &ites" So&eti&es a stalactite and stala &ite /oined. in 5GD>" How the 9a(es were =or&ed 9arlsbad 9a(ern be an :76 &illion $ears a o with the creation o% a >66*&ile*lon ree% in an inland sea that co(ered this re ion" .he decoration o% 9arlsbad 9a(ern with stalactites. /ourne$in be$ond the boundaries o% what is known into the real& o% the unknown" 9arlsbad 9a(ern attracts &an$ &en and wo&en who are ea er to shed li ht on so&e o% its &$steries" . &ade sli htl$ acidic %ro& the air and soil.heir %inds in recent $ears include the Guadalu'e 1oo&. at a ti&e when a wetter. their twistin sha'es o(erned b$ cr$stal sha'es. %or&in a colu&n" 3ra'eries were hun where water ran down a slanted ceilin " #ater %lowin o(er the sur%ace o% a wall or %loor de'osited la$ers o% calcite called %lowstone" 9a(e 'earls.666 $ears a o a%ter &uch o% the ca(ern had been car(ed out" !t ha''ened slowl$. and an incredible (ariet$ o% other %or&ations be an &ore than 766. 9arlsbad 9a(ern4s second lar est roo&. dro' b$ dro'. the carbon dioxide esca'ed into the ca(e air" No lon er able to hold the dissol(ed calcite. and the 1i& 1oo&. one o% the &ost recent disco(eries. lil$ 'ads. absorbin a bit o% the basic in redient needed to build &ost ca(e %or&ations .he ex'osed ree% beca&e a 'art o% the Guadalu'e Mountains and the hu e under round cha&bers %ar below the sur%ace beca&e the natural wonder o% 9arlsbad 9a(ern" .his horseshoe*sha'ed ree% was %or&ed %ro& the re&ains o% s'on es. see'ed down into the cracks in the ree%. the 'ark has been ex'anded in size and toda$ includes >B.C77 acres and &ore than C6 other s&aller ca(es" And the ex'loration o% 9arlsbad 9a(ern continues" <x'erienced under round ex'lorers.its establish&ent.he added 'ower o% this (er$ corrosi(e substance could ex'lain the tre&endous size o% the 'assa ewa$s" . which row see&in l$ without re ard to ra(it$. slowl$ dissol(in the li&estone and be innin the 'rocess that would %or& lar e under round cha&bers" Man$ eolo ists belie(e that the %resh rainwater &ixed with dee'er salt$ water to %or& sul%uric acid" .ike o$ster 'earls. or ca(ers.hen. the dro' de'osited its tin$ &ineral load as a cr$stal o% calcite" Billions and billions o% dro's later.il$ 'ads %or&ed on the sur%ace o% 'ools.the &ineral calcite" )nce the dro' %inall$ e&er ed in the ca(e. and the %orce o% water under . a %ew &illion $ears a o.he creation o% each %or&ation de'ended on water that dri''ed or see'ed down throu h the li&estone bedrock" As a raindro' %ell to the round and 'ercolated downward. cooler cli&ate 're(ailed" . it absorbed carbon dioxide %ro& the air and soil. and a weak acid was %or&ed" As it continued to &o(e downward the dro' dissol(ed a little li&estone. ca(e 'earls were &ade as la$er u'on la$er o% calcite built u' around a rain o% sand or other tin$ ob/ect" .ea&s o% ca(ers well (ersed in sa%e ex'loration techni2ues continue to disco(er new 'ortions o% the ca(e" . al ae.
na''in . swi%t*&o(in cloud. skinn$ tail" . this natural sonar s$ste& is si&ilar to that used b$ dol'hins and whales" #hen a bat4s si nals strike an ob/ect.he s'ectacle can be (iewed %ro& the outdoor a&'hitheater at the ca(e4s natural entrance" Be%ore each %li ht a 'ark ran er i(es a short talk on bats8 check at the (isitor center %or the schedule" Because the bats winter in Mexico. southeast to %eed in the Pecos and Black 1i(er (alle$s" )nce there. a 'assa ewa$ near the natural entrance o% 9arlsbad 9a(ern" !n this darkened ho&e the$ are seen onl$ b$ researchers" At ni ht%all.he Bat 9a(e ser(es as a war&*weather ho&e.he e(enin %li ht o% the bats o% 9arlsbad 9a(ern is a natural 'heno&enon as %ascinatin as the ca(e itsel%" !n a &ass exodus at dusk.he exodus can last :6 &inutes or as lon as : hours" )nce out o% the ca(e. where the$ slee' until e&er in in the dusk o% the next da$" Silhouetted a ainst the ni ht sk$ like a dark.he s'ectacular ni ht %li ht be ins with a %ew bats" . and 'lu&&ets like a hailstone into the blackness o% 9arlsbad 9a(ern. whether it be zeroin in on a tin$ &oth or swer(in to a(oid a tree li&b" 9arlsbad 9a(erns is a sanctuar$ %or about F66. each $oun bat takes its %irst %li ht.666 Mexican %ree*tail bats" 3urin the da$ the$ crowd to ether on the ceilin o% Bat 9a(e. Mexican %ree*tails na(i ate and locate their 're$ b$ e&ittin ultra*hi h %re2uenc$ sounds" ?nown as echolocation. and needle*like" . a thick whirlwind o% bats s'irals out o% the ca(e u' into the darkenin ni ht sk$" .he bat then takes whate(er action is a''ro'riate. the $oun are le%t in the ca(e while the adults lea(e to %eed" !n Lul$ or Au ust. as a da$ti&e re%u e and. the bats be in %l$in back to the ca(e indi(iduall$ or in s&all rou's" . as a &aternit$ roost %or the bats" Under co(er o% darkness. delicate. thousands o% Mexican %ree*tail bats %l$ %ro& the ca(e %or a ni ht o% %eastin on insects" .ourin the 9a(es . in a &atter o% &inutes.ike &ost s'ecies o% bats. the bats return to the sa%et$ o% the Bat 9a(e.hen. /oinin the adults on ni htl$ %eedin %ora$s" . but none is as 're(alent as the Mexican %ree*tail" Gra$ or so&eti&es brown. narrow win s and a dan lin . the$ be in or in the&sel(es on &oths and other ni ht*%l$in insects" <ach bat &a$ eat se(eral sto&ach%uls in a sin le ni ht" #ith the co&in o% dawn. but o% ara onite. and nursin " As &an$ as F66 bats &a$ crowd into one s2uare %oot" At ni ht. a &ineral che&icall$ identical to calcite. the $oun are born in Lune" A %e&ale usuall$ has /ust one o%%s'rin " <ach birth occurs on the ceilin as the &other han s b$ her toes and thu&bs" =or the next %our to %i(e weeks the $oun ster re&ains on the ceilin " 3urin the da$ &other and $oun han in clusters. &akin a stran e buzzin sound as it does" )ne b$ one. howe(er. the %li hts occur onl$ %ro& earl$ s'rin throu h )ctober" . restin . but with a di%%erent cr$stal structure" . the bats &ake their &ost dra&atic dis'la$" . the bats lea(e the ca(e in i antic swar&s" . in ser'entine %ashion. 'erha's &ost i&'ortantl$.hese %or&ations tend to be s&all.he Bats As &an$ as se(en t$'es o% bats &a$ roost in 9arlsbad 9a(ern.'ressure" )ther rare %or&ations are those co&'osed not o% calcite. the undulatin &ass o% thousands o% bats %lies. the$ are re%lected back and heard b$ the bat" .he$ reenter the ca(e in a %ashion al&ost as re&arkable as their de'arture" <ach bat 'ositions itsel% hi h abo(e the ca(e entrance" !t then %olds its win s close to its bod$. this bat is distin uished b$ its lon . awa$ %ro& the 'redators or disturbances.
$ou be in $our descent into the Main 9orridor" . and 'ark ran ers are there to answer 2uestions and i(e assistance" Under round %acilities are li&ited to restroo&s and the Under round .the ?in s Palace.he Blue .D66 %eet at its lon est.unchroo& into the Bi 1oo&". where entrance %ees are collected and u'*to*date in%or&ation on the ca(e are a(ailable" . a :66.ake" =ro& this cha&ber $ou continue into the rest o% the ex2uisitel$ decorated Scenic 1oo&s .he routes .he ca(e4s onl$ restroo&s are located here" #hen $ou resu&e $our tour $ou will continue into the Bi 1oo&. and the Pa'oose 1oo&" .&ore than a 2uarter*&ile lon with ceilin hei hts o% &ore than :66 %eet ." . 5. includin the B:*%oot*hi h Giant 3o&e. and %lowstone %or&ations" So&e other hi hli hts o% the tour are cr$stal clear Mirror . this cha&ber is res'lendent with ca(e %or&ations. and the >:*%oot*hi h .he tour takes : to F hours" .ake 1oo&. and :77 %eet at its hi hest" !t is one o% the lar est under round cha&bers in the world" .our and the 1ed . stalactites. breathin . or heart 'roble&s" .he 1ed .our route &erel$ ha(e to walk %ro& the Under round .his stee'l$ descendin 'assa ewa$ is not reatl$ decorated with ca(e %or&ations. the Bi 1oo&" . colu&ns. the Scenic 1oo&s. a wonderland o% thousands o% delicate stalactites.our . stala &ites.he trail then ascends to the Bone$ard.unchroo&" Be in $our tour at the (isitor center.he ca(e is o'en e(er$ da$ o% the $ear exce't 3ece&ber :7th" Hours (ar$8 a current schedule is 'osted at the center" 3urin &ost o% the $ear $ou can walk the Blue .666* ton boulder that %ell %ro& the ceilin thousands o% $ears a o" =ro& the Main 9orridor $ou ste' into the s&aller Scenic 1oo&s" . a black hole .our be ins at the (isitor center and oes throu h the ca(e4s natural entrance" )nce $ou lea(e behind the area illu&inated b$ sunli ht. dra'eries. an undecorated area that &a$ rese&ble what 9arlsbad 9a(ern looked like durin earlier $ears" Nearb$ is the Under round .our is sel%* uided all $ear" )n the three*&ile Blue . 9arlsbad4s bi est stala &ite.unchroo&. and the Bi 1oo&" .our on $our own" Howe(er. where $ou can rest and ha(e a li ht &eal" .566 %eet at its widest.our ex'lores the i&&ense subterranean cha&ber called.is sta erin " <2uall$ i&'ressi(e is the de'th to which it takes $ou .he scattered decorations in the Main 9orridor include stalactites.K below.D:G %eet below the sur%ace" . &ost o% Lanuar$.our be ins with a &inute*lon ele(ator ride C77 %eet down %ro& the (isitor center to the ed e o% the Bi 1oo&" +Persons %ollowin the Blue .the Main 9orridor. the rand %inale +see descri'tion under J1ed . and the %irst 'art o% =ebruar$" .he %irst is the Green .<x'lore the (ast under round world o% 9arlsbad 9a(ern alon two tour routes" .he route is strenuous and is not reco&&ended %or 'ersons with walkin .ake and the Botto&less Pit. the Iueens 9ha&ber.desi nated the Blue .win 3o&es in the Hall o% Giants.our. well li hted trails" <xhibits are located alon the trails.he tour takes $ou alon the 'eri&eter o% the roo& so $ou can ex'erience e(er$ corner o% this extraordinar$ 'lace" =ro& botto& to to' and %ro& side to side.both %ollow 'a(ed. the Bi 1oo& &easures 5. A cross*sha'ed roo&. as well as nu&erous other stala &ites.he 5*&ile 1ed .he tour takes 5 to 5 hours" Most o% the route is %airl$ le(el and accessible to wheelchairs" . &arble*like %lowstone. the %irst hal% o% this tour is ran er* uided the %irst two weeks in 3ece&ber.our $ou see all the cha&bers o% 9arlsbad 9a(ern that are o'en to the 'ublic .he 1ed . and ei ht*%oot*dee' Green . a''ro'riatel$. but its size . and %lowstone" At the end o% the Main 9orridor lies !ceber 1ock.
drinkin water. and water are re2uired" =or &ore in%or&ation. but the narrow. includin the &ountains and desert" Books. %or ex'erienced hikers. ankle*hi h ri&stone da&" )ld bat uano &inin exca(ations can also be seen" . but the nearb$ towns o% #hite4s 9it$ and 9arlsbad ha(e se(eral" +.hese towns also ha(e lod in . i%t sho'.he (isitor center has a (ariet$ o% in%or&ation on all %eatures o% the 'ark. a to'o ra'hic di&ensional &odel o% 9arlsbad 9a(ern and 'ark acti(it$ schedules are a(ailable" Park ran ers can assist $ou in 'lannin what to see and do both on the sur%ace and under round" .here4s also a restaurant. 9arlsbad 9a(erns National Park. brochures. asoline stations. 5*&ile tour are the DG*%oot Monarch. where the tour be ins" Sturd$ walkin shoes.he G*&ile #alnut 9an$on 3esert 3ri(e is a ra(el. NM DD::6" . darkness is broken onl$ b$ the li ht o% lanterns carried b$ ran ers and %lashli hts carried b$ tour &e&bers" A&on the hi hli hts o% the two*hour. nurser$. 'a(ed walkwa$s. one*wa$ loo' throu h dra&atic desert &ountain scener$" Passen er cars can tra(el the road easil$. CD7*::F:8 or write Su'erintendent.ree colu&n8 and the 9hinese #all. %lashli hts. and kennel at the center" All ser(ices are a(ailable $ear*round. rills.5>6 %eet dee'" Park ran ers i(e talks about the ca(e at the seatin area near the . and restroo&s" Slau hter 9an$on 9a(e 1an er* uided tours o% Slau hter 9an$on 9a(e take $ou into an under round wilderness without electricit$. 9arlsbad. one o% the world4s tallest colu&ns8 the s'arklin .ours are i(en dail$ in the su&&er and on weekends the rest o% the $ear" A %ee is char ed" 1eser(ations &ust be &ade at the (isitor center or b$ callin the 'ark" 0ou ha(e to hike a strenuous hal%*&ile to reach the ca(e entrance. twistin route is not reco&&ended %or trailers or &otor ho&es" A uide booklet is a(ailable at the (isitor center" Hikin .o' o% the 9ross" A%ter circlin the Bi 1oo& $ou return to the sur%ace b$ ele(ator" )ther Park Acti(ities . a delicate. cr$stal*decorated 9hrist&as . restaurants. F::7 National Parks Hi hwa$. tel" +767. exce't on 9hrist&as 3a$" .here is no de(elo'ed ca&' round in the 'ark. and other ser(ices".he 'ark4s trail s$ste& includes a short nature trail and. &ore than 76 &iles o% 'ri&iti(e backcountr$ trails" . or other &odern con(eniences" !n this wild ca(e. =ree backcountr$ 'er&its are a(ailable at the (isitor center" Picnic tables are located near the (isitor center and in #alnut 9an$on" 1attlesnake S'rin s has a 'icnic area with tables.railheads are located alon each o% the 'ark roads" Backcountr$ hikers should re ister at the (isitor center" A ood su''l$ o% water and a to'o ra'hic &a' are essential" 9a&'in and Picnickin .