The first standing rock, which is visible from the road, is Flag Butte. Near the entrance is Seven Sailors. Two buttes down the road are the Setting Hen and Rooster. The hen is easy to visualize, and with a little squinting and the right angle, there is definitely an outline of a rooster. A little northeast is Pyramid Peak, and west of that is Franklin Butte. Every rock garden needs a castle, and nearby is Castle Butte. Then, there's Bell Butte and, as all good rock gardens must have, Balancing Rock.
In Uintah County: There are places rich in early American history. The county, in fact, is home to one of the best Indian rock-art panels in Utah. It is located just 10 miles north of Vernal at the McConkie Ranch in Dry Fork Canyon. The petroglyphs extend for several miles along a 200-foot Navajo formation sandstone cliff. The panel is an example of Fremont rock art and has been featured in National Geographic, Smithsonian and American Antiquities magazines.
In Millard County: There is the Crystal Ball Cave, which is about 600 feet long and is named because water containing high concentrations of calcite formed crystals several inches in length. One large stalagmite column is 8 feet high and a foot in diameter. Animal bones found in the cave have proven to be the first Wisconsinian animal fossils found in Utah. Among the bones found are those of small horses and a tooth from a saber-tooth cat.
About 21 miles northwest of Delta is Fumarole Butte and Baker Hot Springs, sometimes referred to as a mini-Yellowstone. Locals refer to it as Hot Plug or High Springs or Health Spa. The butte is a shield volcano that is about 10 miles in diameter. At the base of the butte are the hot springs, which consist of three concrete pools fed by hot and cold water from nearby springs. Some of the hot pools nearby are extremely hot and dangerous. Nearby are several small hot pots, similar to those found in Yellowstone.
In Weber County: There is the Ogden Bay Bird Refuge, which sits on the shores of the Great Salt Lake and is one of Utah's best waterfowl and bird-watching areas, mainly because of easy accessibility. Take the Roy exit off I-15 and head west. Where the road ends, make a sharp right, and a short distance away is the entrance to the refuge.
In Cache County: about 16 miles from the mouth of Logan Canyon is Old Juniper. The tree, discovered in 1923, is said to be one of the largest juniper tress in existence. It measures nearly 27 feet in circumference, 45 feet high and is nearly 1,500 years old.
In Rich County: North from the Old Rock Store in Meadowville/Laketown, on a gravel road, is an old ghost town known as Round Valley, once a popular pioneer settlement. Within the abandoned town is a cemetery, remnants of an old schoolhouse and an elaborate old mansion.
These are but a few of the wonders to be found in Utah. Many more are out there to be discovered.
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