Glendale Orientation Center

Glendale Orientation Center (HMR32)

Location: Kanab, UT 84741 Kane County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 19.22', W 112° 35.87'

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Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

In the late 1800s, travelers who wanted to go to Kanab or Panguitch accompanied the mail carrier. In the early years, they traveled with him on horseback; in later years, they hitched a ride in his two-wheeled mailcart.

"No one who traveled...[this route] will forget Ned Walker and the 'sand.' He took new routes every other day through the sage brush so that the sand could be traversed more easily by his poor horses. This meant more bounce for his passenger if he happened to be riding and not walking to lighten the load. Such a day of travel was not soon forgotten."
-Adonis Findlay Robinson, History of Kane County

Highway 89 Corridor
Although now one of the main travel routes between Salt Lake City and Kanab, Utah, the Highway 89 corridor through Glendale was useless for all vehicles except light horse-drawn carriages until it was improved in 1922.

South of Glendale, travel was severely limited because of the deep red sands of what was then called "the Sand" or Sand Hill. Nineteenth century travelers turned east at Glendale, crossed the Glendale Bench and Skutumpah, traveled through Johnson Canyon, then backtracked to Kanab, traveling 50 miles to go 20. But it was better than facing the sands.

Great American Landscapes
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is a unit of the Bureau of Land Management's National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS) which protects some of the nation's most remarkable and rugged landscapes. NLCS lands will enable future generations to experience the solitude and splendor of undeveloped landscapes by providing numerous opportunities for exploration and discovery.
HM NumberHMR32
Placed ByBureau of Land Management
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 6:09am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 358424 N 4131605
Decimal Degrees37.32033333, -112.59783333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 19.22', W 112° 35.87'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 19' 13.20" N, 112° 35' 52.20" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)435
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 130 N Main St, Kanab UT 84741, US
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