Utah March 03, 2016
10 of the Most Enchanting Man Made Wonders in Utah
While Utah’s natural beauty is stunning, we have some pretty cool man-made wonders, too. Check these out!
1. Metaphor: Tree of Utah
Trees don’t grow on the Bonneville Salt Flats, but you’ll find this man-made tree, created by Karl Momen there.
2. Lake Powell
When the Glen Canyon Dam flooded Glen Canyon in 1963, Lake Powell was created. It’s the second largest man-made reservoir in the country. It’s both controversial and beautiful.
3. Spiral Jetty
Robert Smithson created Spiral Jetty with over 6,000 tons of rock. You’ll find it at Rozel Point on the shore of the Great Salt Lake.
4. Zion-Mount Carmel Highway
This feat of engineering was completed in 1930. It connects Zion National Park into a loop that includes the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon National Park and Cedar Breaks.
5. Zion Tunnel
Part of the Zion-Mount Carmel Highway, the Zion Tunnel is 5,613 feet long, and is Utah’s longest tunnel. It’s carved into the side of Pine Creek Canyon and features windows that provide light and stunning views. It was completed in 1930, at a cost of $503,000. This photo was taken from one of the tunnel’s windows.
6. Dale Chihuly Sculpture
The 27-foot-high sculpture, called, “Olympic Tower,” sits in the lobby of Abravanel Hall. It came to Utah during the 2002 Olympic Games, and has been here ever since.
7. Utah State Capitol
The State Capitol sits on its hill overlooking the city. The building is beautiful, and the view of the valley from the grounds is amazing too.
8. Bingham Canyon Mine
The Bingham Canyon Mine is so large that it can be seen from outer space. It might not be the most enchanting wonder in our state, but it’s certainly awe-inspiring.
9. Liberty Park
Liberty Park combines natural beauty with man made beauty. Check out the pond and gazebo, the tree-lined walkways and the seven canyons fountains.
10. Gilgal Sculpture Garden
Gilgal Garden is enchanting, and also pretty weird. After all, it’s not every day that you see a statue of a Joseph Smith Sphinx.
Which one is your favorite?