Maynard Dixon Home & Studio

Maynard Dixon

(Mount Carmel UT) The summer home and studio of western artist Maynard Dixon was right along the highway in this small town. A modern gallery with his paintings, and works by other artists, has been added on the adjacent land. The gallery owner has purchased the property, and offers tours of the grounds and buildings. […]

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Grand Staircase, Paria Canyon, Nautilus

Nautilus Trail

(nr Church Wells UT) Another hike, in the Grand Staircase-Escalante, was on the Nautilus trail which was only a short walk from my campsite. Following a wide wash for about 1/2 mile took me to rock formations that resembled giant oyster shells. Well, at least by using one’s imagination. Cliffs and ledges on either side […]

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Grand Staircase-Escalante, Toadstools

Toadstools Trail

(nr Church Wells UT) Within the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument was a trail called The Toadstools; the trailhead was right off of US-89. It was supposed to have some hoodoos, and other rocks. The first part of the hike went into a canyon and past colorful cliffs. Near the end was where the special rocks […]

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