There is so much to do in Southern Utah and the northern Arizona Strip! Nama-Stay and Zion National Park is a great basecamp for your adventures. Explore the beauty of this amazing landscape. Most of the destinations below are within 150 miles of Nama-Stay.
Every year, thousands of animal lovers visit Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, Utah. The Welcome Center is open daily, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Christmas Day. Four full tours are offered at the Sanctuary each day. Tours are approximately 1.5 hours and wind through the magnificent red rock landscape of Angel Canyon, including stops at Dogtown and Cat World.
Rippling arcs of rust-colored sand welcome you as you enter Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park Park. Contrasted by blue skies, juniper and pinion pines, and steep red cliffs, the park is a wonderful place for camping, photography, off-highway vehicle riding, and playing in the sand. As the only major sand dune field on the Colorado Plateau, this park is a unique geologic feature that should not be missed.
Bryce Canyon National Park, famous for its worldly unique geology, consists of a series of horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters carved from the eastern edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. The erosional force of frost-wedging and the dissolving power of rainwater have shaped the colorful limestone rock of the Claron Formation into bizarre shapes, including slot canyons, windows, fins, and spires called “hoodoos”.
Cedar Breaks National Monument features spectacular geology, forests, and meadows at 10,000 Feet. Look down into a half-mile deep geologic amphitheater; wander among timeless bristlecone pines; stand in lush meadows of wildflowers; ponder crystal-clear night skies; and experience the richness of the subalpine forest.
The Wave is a sandstone rock formation near the Arizona and Utah border on the slopes of the Coyote Buttes, in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness. It is famous among hikers and photographers for its colorful, undulating forms, and the rugged, trackless hike required to reach it. Because of its popularity, there is a lottery system for entry.
Kodachrome Basin State Park features sixty-seven monolithic stone spires called sedimentary pipes accentuate multi-hued sandstone layers revealing 180 million years of geologic time. The color and beauty found here prompted a 1948 National Geographic Society expedition to name the area Kodachrome after the popular color film.
Encompassing over 1.2 million acres, Lake Powell & Glen Canyon National Recreation Area offers unparalleled opportunities for water-based & backcountry recreation. The recreation area stretches for hundreds of miles from Lees Ferry in Arizona to the Orange Cliffs of southern Utah, encompassing scenic vistas, geologic wonders, and a vast panorama of human history.
The North Rim offers a serene and enthralling Grand Canyon experience. It is more remote and less developed than the South Rim, and so it attracts far fewer tourists. Many people think its viewpoints are the most spectacular, since they are located at a higher elevation.
Antelope Canyon is the most-visited and most-photographed slot canyon in the American Southwest. It is located on Navajo land near Page, Arizona and includes two separate, photogenic slot canyon sections, referred to individually as Upper Antelope Canyon or The Crack; and Lower Antelope Canyon or The Corkscrew. Permit Required
Explore this ancient village in the heart of Utah’s canyon country. One of the largest Ancestral Puebloan communities west of the Colorado River, known as the Coombs Site, is believed to have been occupied from AD 1160 to 1235 and may have housed as many as 200 people. Archeological excavations at the site have revealed more than 100 structures and have produced thousands of artifacts, some of which are on display in the museum.
A powerful and inspiring landscape, (South Rim) Grand Canyon National Park overwhelms our senses through its immense size. Unique combinations of geologic color and erosional forms decorate a canyon that is 277 river miles (446km) long, up to 18 miles (29km) wide, and a mile (1.6km) deep.
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