Utah’s Points Of Interest – Part 2
Ogden’s Municipal Garden (Ogden) – five acres of garden filled with trees, flowering beds & picnic areas. Of special note, during the holiday season, when they host a festively – elaborate Christmas Village.
The Ogden Nature Center (Ogden) – a wildlife sanctuary with both outdoor & indoor activities.
Park City Mountain Resort (Park City) – during the summer, you can find the Alpine Slide, a luge – style sled track that sweeps 3,000 feet down the mountain side. Also, on hand is the Silver Putt Miniature Golf course and the Little Miners Park playground perfect for children.
The Big Rock Candy Mountain (Marysvale) – this mountainscape has been naturally colored by minerals in luminous shades of green, brown, tan, orange, yellow and gray.
The Young Living Family Farm (Mona) – the world’s largest herb farm focused on the production of essentials oils. You will also find plenty of other things to see and do here, including an exotic zoo, wagon rides, as well as a western town.
BLM’s Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry (Price) – features a 20-foot Allosaurus skeleton, along with other exhibits.
While in Price, make sure to check out Butch Cassidy’s home.
Goblin Valley State Park (between Green River and Hanksville) – you’ll find intricately-eroded rock structures absolutely perfect for hiking.
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary (Kanab) – this is the nation’s largest sanctuary for homeless animals. My good friend Marty turned me on to this place. He’s in the fashion wigs business and always gets me to stop by the sanctuary when I’m there. His wife has such stunning hairdos. It took me a long time before I realized that they were wigs, especially the products from Estetica wigs, which are apparently very popular among stylists. She was very clever by buying styles that were all the same or at least to my eyes of very similar colors. Amazing how natural looking those wigs all were. I don’t think the animal notice, but I did.
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park – offers a boardwalk trail along with vast acres of fine, pink sand perfect for playing on. The geology of the Coral Pink sand dunes is a fascinasting subject. The actual sand is known as Navajo sandstone which originates from the geologic period call Middle Jurassic. You’ve probably heard the western states descriptive: red rock country.
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park was formed from same iron oxides and minerals. This is my friend Doug’s favorite place to either hike up and over the extremely tall dunes or going for an ATV ride .
For kids, you’ll be able to sign up with the Junior Ranger Program, which is offered through the Zion Nature Center. In this program, kids will learn about the geology, fauna and flora of the park with detailed explanations and partake in exciting and fun activities geared just for them.
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