A Book of 33 Postcards Peaks, Plateaus & Canyons of the Grand Circle The Grand Circle is a 1,400- mile area encompassing the area where the states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah meet. Bordered on the north by the Uinta Mountains, on the east by the Rocky Mountains, on the south by the Sonoran and Painted Deserts, and on the west by the Great Basin, this region boasts some of the most spectacular and varied terrain on Earth. Elevations within the Grand Circle range from 2,000 feet, at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, to over 10,000 feet on the plateaus of Southern Utah. Forces of water, wind and time have sculpted this landscape, creating the many beautiful canyons, mesas, buttes, spires, arches, bridges and mysterious hoodoos. The Grand Circle contains America's highest concentration of scenic parklands. Within the circle there are more than a dozen National Park Service areas, a Navajo Tribal Park and many state parks and historic site. For more information about the public lands of the Grand Circle region, visit www.ppcaweb.org Atour of the Grand Circle tells the complex story of the Southwest to those willing to listen to voices echoing from the ancient past. Arches and bridges, deep canyons and plateaus, canyon-carving rivers and rock monuments... all testify to the turbulent geologic past. Ancient dwellings, ceremonial buildings and other artifacts speak of a resourceful and advanced people who struggled to sustain life in the midst of harsh surroundings, and of their mysterious departure. Miles of sandy beaches along Lake Powell remind us of the human influence on the area in the recent past, and diverse animal and plant populations exhibit the ongoing circle of life in a wide range of elevations and terrain. Within the circle are numerous national parks and monuments, state parks and historical sites and Navajo Tribal Park. Come discover the unparalleled scenery and the provocative history of the spectacular Grand Circle.
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