Based on these comments I am not even reading the article. It has been my
experience that people from Utah County north, have no clue where anything is in
the southern part of the state. By the way, Point Imperial on the north rim is
8800 ft, and I totally agree, the north rim is way better than the south rim.
In 2015 there are nine "free to enter" days for the national parks. You
can easily look them up online.The North Rim of the Grand Canyon is
a totally different experience than the South Rim and much nicer if you like it
rustic and cooler. Access is pretty much through Utah and one of the coolest
things to see from the North Rim at 7000 feet, if you are lucky, is looking down
on a thunderstorm in the Grand Canyon! The North Rim gets a lot of snow and is
closed during the winter.
The "Free to enter" days are mostly gone now. Most of the fees are
really nusence fees to ensure people who want to be there have access for a few
bucks. There is also the steady decline of services deemed unnecessary for
Federal funding, pushing the revenue sources to "direct sales or user
fees".I don't like it either, let's just be happy the States
and Congress do not just lock the gates for our lifetime. This Sequester is
only a first step, no one complains and it will expand.
How do you figure Hovenweep is in the Kanab area?
Love the Bingham Copper mine. Many hours spent at the visitor's center. Can't
wait until I go again.
The Great Wall cannot be seen from space. It is too narrow and only a portion is
restored for viewing. The rest of the wall is covered in greenery with many
trees growing in the middle of the wall.The Bingham Copper Mine is ugly
from my house but impressive and fascinating from the visitor's center.
My idea of a getaway destination in Utah or this country is one that it is still
free to enter and free to camp and enjoy the wilderness. The reason to visit the
many parks is to getaway from the city and commercialism, who want to drive dead
head in to a money pit destination. The only destination in Utah that is still
free and nice to visit is your own back yard. State and Federal
commercial tourist traps are never pleasant or worth visiting, all you see is
other idiots who paid to look at a view. Even the idea of fishing or boating in
Utah has no real appeal and too expensive. Tourist cops everywhere now.
Portland Trail Blazers never has anything positive to say, just go over to the
sports section and see for yourself.The Copper mine is one of two
man made things, along with the Great Wall of China, that can be seen from
space. The mine is amazing in my opinion.
Am I wrong? I thought the coral pink sand dunes are in the Kanab area not the
st geo area
PTB: Younger children will be fascinated by the big trucks. And it the size of
the mine is impressive--where else will you see something like this--in Chile?.
If you are into geology at all the little museum there is pretty cool. I still
think it is worth the visit.
Portland:Ummmmm... Much of the access to the north rim of the Grand
Canyon is through Kanab Utah and Kanab happens to be in Utah. Kanab is the
center of many attractions in the area. To some the Bingham copper
pit is terrible but for many it's pretty impressive.Why the
negativity? Did someone kick your cat today?
Ummmm... Last time I checked, the Grand Canyon was in the state of Arizona. And
the last time I checked, Arizona and Utah are two seperate states.Also, the Bingham Copper Mine is terrible. It is not fun at all, and it really
is not that exiting. It's an extremely overblown attraction, it's not that
I would add the Bingham Copper Mine as a good thing to see in the Salt Lake
Anybody visiting Bryce/Escalante needs to do the lower Calf Creek Falls hike.
The waterfall is one of the most beautiful I've seen. Well worth it.