Scenic Color Country

Scenic Color Country explores the beautiful scenery, rugged and massive geology, and Ancestral Puebloan archaeology in the intermountain area on the Colorado Plateau in the US Southwest that includes Utah's Color Country, Utah's Canyon Country, and just about anything else on the huge Colorado Plateau; selected examples are exhibited in the cycling banners.  Our mission is displaying the outstanding scenery, geology, and archaeology of Scenic Color Country with their stories - enjoy the tour!

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Utah Scenic Byways include U12 up Red Canyon, across slickrock, a hogback, and over Boulder Mountain; U95 crossing Comb Ridge, Cedar Mesa, Lake Powell at Hite Crossing, and up North Wash; U128 up unnamed canyons along the Colorado, U24 through Capitol Reef in Fremont Canyon, Moki Dugway drops down dirt switchbacks into the Valley of the Gods on U261; the historic Burr Trail; the rugged White Rim Trail; and Colorado River Bridges because we didn't know where else to put them.

Utah State Parks highlights three of the forty-five Utah state parks, in Nat'l & State Parks has all of them.

16-year Drought is a study of the onging drought in the Colorado River Basin with data and scenic photos of Lake Powell and Lake Mead, periodic updates, and some of the effects like production cuts in California produce fields and closed marinas at the lakes.

Archaeology features the culture and ruins of Ancestral Puebloans at Canyons of the Ancients, Mesa Verde, Chaco Canyon, Butler Wash, Cedar Mesa, and other sites in the Four Corners area, which has the greatest concentration of ancient cultures and ruins north of Mexico.

St George is a mid-1800s settlement in the arid Mohave Desert in the southwestern corner of Utah that has blossomed into an oasis in the desert.
Scenic Color Ccountry Video Clips are of state and national parks, Nat'l & State Parks are off-site links to NPS,, and other sites.
Other Photos includes space station videos, extreme photos of the week, and other items from outside scenic Color Country.

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