Cathedral Gorge State Park

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Cathedral Gorge State Park, United States
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Hummingbird Hummingb…
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A miniature Grand Canyon without the river. Jul 07, 2006
The southwestern part of the United States has some of the most magnificent geological features found in the world. Erosion has carved dramatic and very unique area, in this case in the bentonite clay. This particular gorge is a long, narrow area where you are given the opportunity to see easily both the top and bottom views. The northern entrance and overlook at Miller Point gives you the scenic overlook from the top where you can look out and down to see what is basically a small grand canyon. The southern entrance, only a couple of miles south, has the visitors center, a drive in road and campsites and picnic areas, as well as trails where you can hike. If, like for us, it was seen prior to the Grand Canyon, you would feel the wonder of it even more. It is an amazing site to see, and the best part about it is that there is no charge unless you plan on camping.
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Jul 07, 2006
Along Highway 93 just a couple of miles north of Panaca, Nevada is Cathedral Gorge. This is a long, narrow valley where erosion has carved dramatic and unique patterns in the soft bentonite clay. Miller Point, a scenic overlook just north of the park entrance on U.S. 93, offers excellent views of the scenic canyon. At the park entrance is the Regional Visitor Center and offers displays and information about not only Cathedral Gorge but all seven of the state parks. Shaded picnic areas and a tree-shaded campground area are open all year. Hiking, picnicking, camping, nature study, and photography are the most common activities at the park. The area is typically arid with hot summers and cold winters. Summer temperatures range from 95F at mid-day to 55F at night. Rainfall is variable and thunderstorms are common.

This is very much like a miniature Grand Canyon. From Miller Point you look out and down into the valley from above like being on the rim of the Grand Canyon. But by entering the park two miles south you are on the bottom of the canyon looking up. It isn't but a fraction the depth and everything is scaled down smaller, but it is an amazing place to visit and see.
Miller Point
A view from above
Another look from above
On the canyon floor
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