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United States : Arizona

1.5 miles (2.4 km) NW of Colorado City, Mohave, AZ, USA
Approx. altitude: 1539 m (5049 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 37°S 67°E

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#2: North View #3: East View #4: South View #5: West View #6: GPS #7: Ground Cover at 37N 113W #8: High desert scene at Parashaunt Point Rd enroute to confluence. #9: View of Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park enroute.

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  37°N 113°W (visit #12)  

#1: General view of confluence looking southeast.

(visited by Doug Savery)

11-Jul-2008 --

This is a long delayed posting. While vacationing in Southwest Utah USA primarily to see Bryce, Zion and Capitol Reef National Parks, I thought it was a great opportunity to try to work in some confluence visits. It appeared that three confluences were possibilities, 37N 113W, 38N 112W, and 37N 112W. After some preliminary research I abandon the idea of attempting 37N 112W due to reports by previous visitors finding access limited. As luck would have it, the attempt to reach 38N 112W failed.

I left the campground in Mt. Carmel, Utah and drove south on highway US 89 to the intersection with Sand Dunes Rd. From there I drove the back roads to the confluence enjoying the high desert scenery as the road skirts the north side of Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. Sand Dunes Rd crosses the Utah-Arizona state line about 8 miles east of the confluence. It intersected with Parashaunt Point Rd which continued south about 1-1/4 miles & then turned west to Cane Beds. Parashaunt Point Rd. had interesting rural desert scenery with colorful rock and sand, a row of mail boxes and rustic wooden signs indicating the direction to Rosy Canyon, and some local facilities. Proceeding straight west to Highway 389 I eventually reached the intersection of Hwy 389 and Uzona Ave. where the confluence is located.

This is, no doubt, one of the easiest confluences to reach since it is located about 10 meters off Uzona Ave. However, it is in a somewhat industrial, desert area with scattered debris including barbed wire and of course the risk of snakes. Visitors are advised to step with caution. The confluence was easily located and appropriate photographs made. I noted a couple of young men working on a semi-trailer tractor nearby. The communities of Hildale, UT and Colorado City, AZ that straddle the state border here have an interesting history and unusual community lifestyle that has been well described by other visitors to this confluence. The day was sunny and warm. My visit concluded successfully. I stopped for a photo of Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park on my return to the campground.


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#1: General view of confluence looking southeast.
#2: North View
#3: East View
#4: South View
#5: West View
#6: GPS
#7: Ground Cover at 37N 113W
#8: High desert scene at Parashaunt Point Rd enroute to confluence.
#9: View of Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park enroute.
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