Arches National Park - Salt Valley

Salt Valley extends down into Arches National Park from the northwest. The Salt Valley Road turnoff from the park's main road is after Sand Dune Arch, and extends out of the park to eventually meet with both Highway 191 and Interstate 70 to the north. The road is sandy and should only be attempted with high-clearance 4-wheel-drive vehicles, but from it visitors can access the remote Klondike Bluffs area of Arches. Go to Photo Collection

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W. Loope, used with permission
Description This view shows undisturbed shrublands north of the natural gas pipeline that crosses the northern part of Arches National Park along the road to Klondike Bluffs (left background). The shrubs are mostly Coleogyne ramosissima with scattered Ephedra viridis in the view, particularly at lower right.
Date 1975
Photographer Loope
Photo Source W. Loope, used with permission

Description Most of the Coleogyne and Ephedra in the midground persist. New Coleogyne are present in the foreground along the margin of the recovering pipeline corridor.
Date 2013-05-14
Photographer Lemke, W.
Photo Source USGS

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