Cascade from Orange Rock

On the highest parts of southern Utah’s plateau country, characteristically orange desert rock layers have been uplifted thousands of feet into altitudes where lakes and forests cover them. Water draining Navajo Lake has tunneled a conduit through the ochre-toned sediments, rushing out of this rock wall before plunging stepwise for miles through the Dixie National Forest as the North Fork of the Virgin River.  This uncommonly framed marvel, quite uncreatively and redundantly named Cascade Falls, rewards hikers at the end of a mile-long hillside trail.

5 WSW Duck Creek Village, UT (9 Aug 17) Looking N
37.502, -112.7571

 

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