Thursday, April 15, 2010

HOW TO FIND THE CRACKS AT VIRGIN, UTAH

The Cracks at Virgin, UT are a very intersting formation of limestone on the Hurricane Fault Line, and at one time was the bottom of a inland sea. The CRACKS are formed from earthquakes and movement along the fault line. Some of them are still very deep but most have been filled in from erosion and debris. To locate the CRACKS, follow SR 9 through Hurricane and LaVerkin. Go toward Virgin and when you come to the OLD SHEEP CORRAL turn right (south) past the corral to the very old paved road. Turn right then take the first left and go to a sandy intersection. Stay to the left and follow the road approximately 1 mile. When you come to a steep sandy down hill, STOP, unless you have a 4 wheel vehicle. You can walk from there and enjoy the beautiful interesting formations. HAVE FUN, BUT BE CAREFUL.




























2 comments:

Delirious said...

That looks like a fun place to visit! But I have to admit, when I saw the pictures of the actual cracks, I was thinking about that guy who fell in something like that and had to saw his arm off. Scary!

Ms Fish said...

wow. we'll have to go check it out.
thanks.