By Ron Adkison

Publish 12 months note: First released 1991

Discover hovering sandstone cliffs, historic rock-art, sun-baked barren region, and open woodlands of pinyon and juniper. updated path and campground info are featured during this moment variation and 124 diversified hikes are special. comprises descriptions of wilderness geology, crops and animals, and a topographic map for every hike.

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Our road continues generally northwest. Enroute ignore three left-branching, lesser-used roads leading to cabins. 9) At a major junction, turn left onto Buck Road, where a sign points to Cable Mountain. Drivers bound for Trip 15 should refer to directions below to locate their trailhead. After about 100 feet we must bear right, following a rough and rocky road through charred vegetation. 5) Turn left (south) here, staying on Buck Road, at the junction where Beaver Road branches right (west); then after another 100 feet turn right (west) onto signed Pine Street, where a sign indicates Gooder-Reagan.

Young boxelders, velvet ash, netleaf hackberry, and Fremont cottonwoods shade campers, but are still small enough to allow fine views of the canyon walls, including the fluted cliffs of The Watchman and Bridge Mountain. South Campground, at 3950 feet, is considerably smaller, with 141 campsites. Large netleaf hackberry and Fremont cottonwood provide ample shade for campers at this pleasant riverside campground. These two campgrounds often fill by early- to mid-afternoon during the spring-through-fall peak season, so come early if you plan to camp here.

The Hurricane Cliffs bound the plateau on the west, forming the boundary between two major physiographic provinces: the Basin and Range Province to the west, and the Colorado Plateau stretching eastward to the Rocky Mountains. The Markagunt is one of the most extensive of Utah’s high plateaus, roughly 70 by 30 miles. The southern half of its surface is incised by tributaries of the Virgin River. These tributary canyons, combined with the nature of the sedimentary rock layers through which they have eroded, are responsible for the magnificent scenery that visitors from all corners of the globe come to enjoy.

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