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New Harmony in Washington County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

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Kolob Canyons-Zion National Park

 
 
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By Don Morfe, September 18, 2007
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Inscription below the images.
Right-
Truck demolished by rockfall in Oak Creek Canyon, 1947. The rock weighted an estimated 880 tons.
Left-Rockfall along a park road, 2004.
Inscription. The cliffs appear solid and motionless. But the visible scars tell a different story. In July 1983 a huge slab broke off the opposite cliff, leaving a buff-colored scar and tons of rubble at the base. The entire even was over n moments.

These canyons are not permanent scenery. Many rockfalls shaped the dynamic and evolving canyons. Dramatic facelifts like the 1983 rockfall are relatively rare, but frequent small piles of rocks on the roadway reveal this terrain’s volatile personality. Look for other rockfall scars throughout the park.
 
Erected by National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 37° 26.117′ N, 113° 12.072′ W. Marker is in New Harmony, Utah, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Kolob Canyon Road. Click for map. Marker is located at the Kolob Canyons Viewpoint. Marker is in this post office area: New Harmony UT 84757, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kolob Canyons (here, next to this marker); Fort Harmony (approx. 3.9 miles away); Snowfield Monument (approx. 6.2 miles away); Military Training Camp Site
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By Don Morfe, September 18, 2007
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(approx. 6.3 miles away); New Harmony (approx. 6.6 miles away); Fort Kanarra (approx. 7.1 miles away); South Rim of the Great Basin (approx. 10 miles away); Hornet Hill Monument (approx. 10.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New Harmony.
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
Kolob Canyons-Zion National Park image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 18, 2007
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Kolob Canyons-Zion National Park image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 18, 2007
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Kolob Canyons-Zion National Park image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 18, 2007
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Kolob Canyons-Zion National Park-Sign at the entrance to the park image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 18, 2007
6. Kolob Canyons-Zion National Park-Sign at the entrance to the park
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 189 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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