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Ghost Rocks, Southern Utah


One of the most picturesque drives in the USA is along the I-70 freeway, stretching across central and eastern Utah into western Colorado.  This road is also known as the Grand Army of the Republic Highway, which was one of the last stretches completed in the American Freeway network.

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One of the stops along the road, between Salina and Green River, is at Ghost Rocks.  Here you'll find several pale white rock pinnacles jutting above the plateau of the San Rafael Swell. a high-altitude plateau about 7,000 feet above sea level.  The rocks are composed of Navajo sandstone.

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Besides the Ghost Rocks, you'll also see Eagle Canyon of the San Rafael Swell, an impressive sight.

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Last weekend's One Clue Mystery photo (see below) was taken from the Ghost Rock area, featuring a distant pinnacle and views of the San Rafael Swell.  It was recognized by the incomparable George G -- excellent work, as always, George!

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We traveled through the area in early spring and were lucky enough to have a coating of fresh snow in the region.  It was chilly, but beautiful!


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  • Ghost Rocks Viewpoint 01
  • Ghost Rocks Viewpoint 02
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  • Ghost Rocks Viewpoint 06
  • One Clue Mystery - Copy

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