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Utah boasts five of America’s most popular national parks and is a popular destination with RV travelers. Canyonlands and Arches National Parks are located near the city of Moab, while Capital Reef NP is located midway between Utah’s Dixie country and Moab’s red rock country. Zion and Bryce Canyon are at the base of the Grand Staircase, a massive set of sedimentary rock layers that begins at the Grand Canyon and extends north 200 miles into Utah. Each rock layer reveals significantly different geology as it proceeds north.
Bryce Canyon National Park, Garfield County, Utah
Photographer: Tyler Knudsen
Water plunges over a dolomite ledge within the otherwise easily erodible limestone of the Eocene-age Claron Formation in Water Canyon. A canal (the “Tropic Ditch”) diverts water from the East Fork of the Sevier River seven miles across the Paunsaugunt Plateau divide to the head of Water Canyon, creating a steady flow during the summer and fall that is vital to the nearby towns of Tropic and Cannonville.