The 7 Principles
The Seven Principles of "Leave No Trace" provide an easily understood framework of minimum impact practices for anyone visiting the outdoors. Although Leave No Trace has its roots in backcountry settings, the Principles have been adapted so that they can be applied anywhere — from remote wilderness areas, to local parks and even in your own backyard.
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Historic Places in Utah
Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah2390 West Highway 56
Cedar City, UT 84720
Phone: (435) 586-9451
Description: Discover one of America's most special parks! Crowning the grand staircase, Cedar Breaks sits at over 10,000 feet and looks down into a half-mile deep geologic amphitheater. Come wander among timeless bristlecone pines, stand in lush meadows of wildflower, ponder crystal-clear night skies and experience the richness of our subalpine forest.
Great Basin National Heritage Route, Nevada and Utah87 Baker Ave
Baker, NV 89311
Phone: (775) 234-7171
Description: In the Great Basin National Heritage Area, history, culture, and the natural world combine to create a distinct landscape that offers unique opportunities for recreation and reflection. Trade in traffic and tension for wide open spaces, uncrowded trails, and star-filled night skies. Here in the Great Basin, traditions endure and a pioneering spirit prevails.
Golden Spike National Historic Site, UtahGolden Spike National Historic Site is 32 miles west of Brigham City, Utah, via Utah Hwy. 83
Brigham City, UT 84302
Phone: (435) 471-2209
Description: Promontory Summit in Northern Utah has experienced a rich, colorful history, yet it remains a paradox. The area has seen boom and bust. It has been famous world-over, yet remains anonymous in many ways, The “Last Spike Site” is an honored and celebrated place, but it has also been quite infamous.
Hovenweep National Monument, Colorado and UtahMcElmo Route
Cortez, CO 81321
Phone: (970) 562-4282
Description: Once home to over 2,500 people, Hovenweep includes six prehistoric villages built between A.D. 1200 and 1300. Explore a variety of structures, including multistory towers perched on canyon rims and balanced on boulders. The construction and attention to detail will leave you marveling at the skill and motivation of the builders.
Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Area, Utah115 West Main
Mt Pleasant, UT 84647
Phone: (801) 699-5065
Description: Visit the Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Area
Natural Bridges National Monument, UtahThe entrance to Natural Bridges is at the end of UT 275, which is roughly 35 miles west of Blanding, Utah, on UT 95
Lake Powell, UT 84533
Phone: (435) 692-1234
Description: Three majestic natural bridges invite you to ponder the power of water in a landscape usually defined by its absence. View them from an overlook, or hit the trails and experience their grandeur from below. Declared a National Monument in 1908, the bridges are named "Kachina," "Owachomo" and "Sipapu" in honor of the Native Americans who once made this place their home
Rainbow Bridge National Monument, UtahRainbow Bridge National Monument is located between Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and the Navajo Nation. There are no roads in the vicinity of the monument.
Lake Powell, UT 84533
Phone: (928) 608-6200
Description: Rainbow Bridge is one of the world's largest known natural bridges. The span has undoubtedly inspired people throughout time--from the neighboring American Indian tribes who consider Rainbow Bridge sacred, to the 85,000 people from around the world who visit it each year.
Timpanogos Cave National Monument, Utah2038 W. Alpine Loop Road
American Fork, UT 84003
Description: Hike your way past stunning vistas to explore a hidden underground world. Taste the thrill of caving as you twist and bend to enter beautifully decorated rooms. Learn the science behind formations and hear stories of cave exploration and preservation. Experience and discover as you go – geologic mysteries await.
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