Ibex Hardpan located approximately 50 miles south west of Delta Utah in Millard county. There is a well located at the south end of the hardpan that is used by the sheep hearders to water the sheep. The hardpan is dry during the summer months but accumulates water during the winter.
This shot is taken from a hill located to the east of the hardpan. The inital view is looking towards Notch peak to the north.
Ibex hardpan was also used as a movie set for the first film of a trilogy based on a series of Edgar Rice Burroughs tales occurring on the planet Mars.
see http://millardccp.com/mars-is-as-close-as-the-west-desert-of-millard-county-p867-1.htm for more information about the movie.
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.Source: wikipedia