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Jericho Mountain, Little Sahara Recreation Area, Utah, USA

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The Little Sahara Recreation area contains one of the largest (124 square miles) dune fields in Utah.  There are several areas set aside within Little Sahara for exploration by foot, safely fenced away from the OHV (off highway vehicle) areas. The Jericho (shown here) and White Sands areas are accessible by road within the park. A much larger (9000 acres) OHV free area, named the Rockwell Outstanding Natural Area, is located at the west edge of the park and accessed by non-paved roads.

The dunes were formed when wind blown sand particles were captured by the low lying mountains of the area, including Sand mountain (shown in the distance). The sand originated in a very old very large river delta formed by the Sevier river during the Pleistocene time (2 million to 10 thousand years ago). The Sevier carried its debris from the eroding slopes of glacier capped mountains in central Utah. Several forms of dunes may be observed including low parabolic, barchan, transverse barchan and climbing dunes.

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This panorama was taken in Utah

This is an overview of Utah

Utah is a state located in the westcentral region of the United States of America.  Utah is the 13th largest state by area, ranks 34th by population and 10th by population density of the 50 United States.  Utah was the 45th state to be admitted into the Union, on January 4, 1896. Utah is landlocked, being bordered by the states of Idaho to the north, Wyoming to the northeast, Nevada on the west, Colorado on the east and Arizona to the south.  Utah is very mountainous and is a popular outing destination of the outdoorsman.  The state population is about 2.82M with 95% being Caucasian, 2.4% Asian, 1.7% Native American and 1.3% Black. The state capital and largest city is Salt Lake City.

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