Photo of the Week - September 5, 2012

Virgin River Canyon Recreation Area
Bureau of Land Management

September 5, 2012

One of the surprising delights of traveling northwest on Interstate 15 from Las Vegas towards St. George, Utah is the Virgin River Gorge, which straddles the upper northwestern corner of Arizona. The Virgin River Canyon Recreation Area, just off exit 18, is the only developed access to some of the most wild and remote land in the Southwest. If you are traveling through, take a few minutes to get off the highway and explore the river bottom adjacent to the picnic area.

Deseret News article on the Virgin River Canyon Recreation Area