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Arches

The high plateau in southeastern Utah is filled with natural wonders – canyons carved by the Colorado and Green Rivers, rock arches formed by erosion, water and ice, buttes that turn orange red against the deep blue desert sky at the end of the day. Ancient peoples lived in this area for centuries, and left petroglyphs and pictographs carved into the rocks.  Allow plenty of time for kids to just play on the rocks, and listen to sounds of wind and water in the desert silence.

    Arches & Canyonlands National Parks
    Rock Art
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Sand to Stone and Back Again - kids books Utah  

Gorgeous photographs and poetry capture the seasons of wind and rain, and amazing shapes, colors and textures of  sandstone – winding canyons, spires, hoodoos, caves, arches – everything you'll see in southeast Utah.  This is a gem! (Picture book)

 

     
Who Pooped on the Colorado Plateau
Gary D. Robson, Robert Rath

Find out about animals that live in Arches and Canyonlands National Parks by following their tracks and scat (poop) – golden eagle, mountain lion, coyoyte, gray fox, cottontail rabbit, gopher snake, gray ground squirrel, mule deer, porcupine. (Picture book)

 

 
     
Meet the Wild Southwest  
Meet the Wild Southwest
Susan J. Tweit, Joyce Bergen

How do animals survive in the desert and why are there so many rocks and canyons? Geology, plants and animals, ancient peoples of the high desert plateau – awesome chasms, petroglyphs and pictographs, desert song birds, bighorn sheep, ravens, fairy shrimp, rock formations and more. (Illustrated chapter book)

 

(More children's books on other Utah pages)
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