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Escalante River




Plate 503X. Escalante River 1940 – 2004 Viewed southeast down Calf Creek to its junction with the Escalante River. Note how little woody riparian vegetation there was in 1940 and how conditions have improved. Today, willows and cottonwoods are abundant, though, some tamarisk and Russian olive are also present. The stone building has been removed, while Utah Highway 12 has been widened and paved.

Photo Information:

The original photograph was taken by M. Noall and C.W. Noall ca. 1940; retake by Charles E. Kay on June 10, 2004 - - Photo No. 5341-27. Original photograph (PO-188-n43) held by Marriott Library Special Collections, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

Vegetative Community:



South West: Section 12, Range 4 East, Township 35 South; UTM 463300 E, 4180700 N; elevation 5,200 ft.

January 2018