Rock Climbing, Artifacts and Canyons: Name this Destination

We've explored many of our national parks in the mystery destination game. Today we are talking about an intricate canyon system that is a well-known rock climbing area. We'll give you 5 clues about this area below. Look at the photo, read the clues then enter the answer in the comments below.

Rock Climbing Wall Photo by C Heitz

  • Known as a popular destination for rock climbers, this area has numerous cliffs, a vast number of bolted routes and overhanging sandstone which draws climbers from all over the world.

  • Rock shelters and other sites in the area contain artifacts of prehistoric occupancy by indigenous peoples. The rock shelters are particularly valuable as archeological sites because they are protected from precipitation. Plant materials, woven mats and leather moccasins have been found well-preserved.

  • A 900-foot-long and 12-foot-wide logging tunnel was built between 1910 and 1912 to access the area.

  • It has been designated a National Natural Landmark, National Archaeological District, and it's listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

  • This intricate canyon system features an abundance of high sandstone cliffs, rock shelters, waterfalls, and natural bridges. There are more than 100 natural sandstone arches in the area. The huge amount of sandstone and cliff-lines have helped this area become one of the world's top rock climbing destinations.

Do you know the natural area we are talking about? Enter the name of this popular rock climbing area in the comments below then forward this to a friend to see if they know the answer.

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