Let’s fly in Utah, the federal state of the United States of America which borders Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico.
Here are many places to visit and a few days are not enough to see them all. Landscapes capture your heart like Monument Valley, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Natural Bridges National Monument and much, much more.
But what has really caught our attention is the beauty and the colours of its valleys, something curious but at the same time spectacular as Goblin Valley State Park.
An unforgettable journey through the bright and intense colors of the mountains, the silence and the desert all around, where there’s only you and the surrounding nature. That’s on the road crossing the Route 66.
The United States Route 66 is a highway, inaugurated on 11st November 1926, originally running through the states of Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California linking Chicago to Santa Monica beach. The total distance was 3755 kilometers (2448 miles). In 1985, the Route 66 along with the other highways has been replaced by the Interstate Highway System, but the Historic Route 66 has been intentionally left on the maps to testify a part of history.
But let’s go back to the scenario we have all around. Since 1964, the Goblin Valley State Park opened to the public as a National Park and it was called Goblin thanks to the Ute Indians who got enchanted by this natural spectacle due to the erosion of sandstone as softer rocks are taken off by the wind and water, then making a “crowd” of goblins strangely shaped like an enchanted forest, even if here there is no vegetation.
Vegetation is absent because of scarce rainfall and soil that does not allow to release enough water to the plants. For the colours and the desert all around many people think they are on Mars. Utah is also known for the great variety of its vegetative landscape ranging from arid deserts with sand dunes to thriving pine forests in mountain valleys.
In most of Utah, the climate is characterized by arid and continental temperatures, with cold, stiff winters, ranging from -4 °C to 10 °C, and hot summers, from 28 °C to 38 °C. Rainfalls are scarce and almost absent in the southeast part while in other mountainous areas there are frequent snowfalls in winter. The coldest months are December and January, while the hottest July and August. Therefore we recommend to explore these wonders in the spring and autumn months.
Costs of a holiday here will vary depending on the accommodation you choose and according to the flights that you will get in your favourite period. However, if you see carefully you can reduce costs, well evaluating the offers available. Excursions can be booked at your travel agent’s or directly on site.
A beautiful experience in these distant places that impress anyone deciding to know them closely.
We just have to wish you a good journey!