Home to some of the most significant and most inspiring landscapes in the West. You have to experience southeastern
Utah. Include its rock canyons and mesas dotted with juniper.
It is a backpacker’s dream. That is what people call the Canyon Country of Utah. Some call it the most weird, magical and wonderful place. It includes the Canyonlands National Park in the vast, remote and beautiful red rock wilderness.
As they have become a popular place to visit, protection of the site has also become a focus especially for a cause-oriented group. They are making sure that the view is not only enjoyed by the current generation but of the future ones as well.
Attracting adventurers across the globe are the canyons and ancient petroglyphs. They are part of the charm of the backcountry in Utah’s southeastern.
The best thing about southeastern Utah
There is an incredible density of world-class public lands. Within driving distance are the arches, Zion, Grand Staircase and Monument Valley. This makes it ideal for trips with the family on vacations.
As sweeping as the area’s majestic scenery is, visitors are also finding a lot of health related activities to promote the area.
Canyon hiking is a popular activity. Utah’s Canyon Country have a variety of hikes. There are two-mile activities in national parks. There are also backcountry wilderness adventures options.
Hiking makes you appreciate the natural formations which have been kept throughout the years. When you do it on foot, the way nature has shaped the southeastern place is easily a great proof of how the earth has evolved throughout the years.
How is it secured and kept safe?
To ensure protection of the vast spectacular regional areas at the Wilderness there are things being done. This is part of land conservation:
A/ Ancient petroglyph panels are safeguarded
B/ Roadless backcountry preservation
C/ Wilderness protection
D/ Safeguard against irresponsible development
These steps would make it possible for future generations to enjoy these protected areas while helping visitors appreciate its current beauty.
Currently, the protection from development and oil and gas drilling of the wild places are in place. There is a need to secure the areas in Southeastern Utah.
The Wilderness Society has worked for permanent protections on the lands. Drilling may be allowed but only in specified places.
Focus on San Rafael Swell
The San Rafael Swell is actively the focus of much of the work in the Southeastern Utah. A broad part of Southeastern Utah is the Swell. It covers an area that is quite important for the wilderness.
Canyons, ancient rock formations, cliffs, mesas, and towers are part of this broadness. Hikers and paddlers find it a good choice too to survey the swell. It is fast becoming a popular spot in the wilderness.
San Juan County
There is also a move by the Wilderness Society to protect other areas. These are considered as important as the main Swell. The protection of the San Juan County is where the next focus is. There are magnificent cultural and geologic sites in San Juan. The County is home to a number of wild lives that require administration to make sure they are not abused. It is this
purpose that the Wilderness Society asks of other like minded groups to share with them.
For a long time, oil and gas drilling is part of Southeastern Utah. In cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management the protection of the affected area as well as the rest of the space is ensured. There is a need to make sure that future drilling happens in less sensitive areas. To keep drilling away from precious areas like Arches and Canyonlands National Parks is also part of this purpose.