Scenic USA - Utah
Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of attractions, points of interest, historic sites, state and
national parks found throughout the United States. Each photo feature is coupled with a brief explanation.
For further detailed information, links to other related sites are provided.
|Photos by Rob Jones
Dark Canyon Trip Report
Scenery on both sides of Utah's Route 95 from Hanksville to Blanding, the Bicentennial Highway, is not only a sample of the dramatic landscape surrounding White Canyon, but also reveals a stark and seemingly inhospitable land. Characterized by weather-sculpted rocks and hard bare earth called desert pavement, the land is sparsely scattered with juniper, pinyon pine, coarse desert shrubs, and a half dozen native grasses. This view of the adjacent Dark Canyon, a regular oasis, gives hope that the area is not all barren and desolate.
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