Traditional Geocache

ROUTE 66 - " The Tree of Utah"

A cache by The "G" Men (iP) Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 4/8/2017
In Iowa, United States
Difficulty:
3.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:


Roadside stops, strange statues, larger than life items, gimmicky signs, quirky architecture -- popping up along America's roads and highways, often bring drivers to a screeching halt, a quick turn around, or, at the very least, an expletive -- "what in hell was that?"

" The Tree of Utah"

Also known as The Tree of Life, Metaphor: The Tree of Utah is an art sculpture created in the 1980s by Karl Momen. The statue is made of concrete and natural minerals native to Utah. It is located in the desolate Great Salt Lake Desert of Utah on the north side of Interstate 80, about 25 miles east of Wendover and midway between the former railroad communities of Arinosa and Barro.

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***There is a trail fee. Please pay it; it's cheap for a day of fun and helps maintain this wonderful trail.***

Trail Facts

Length: 26 miles
Surface: smooth, compacted crushed limestone ideal for bicycling
Grade: 1 percent maximum (1 foot rise for 100 feet traveled)
Fee: $2.10 per day or $10.25 per year for persons aged 12 through 62, $5.50 per year for persons 63 and older, family pass $25.50.
Trail Tickets: Sold by area sports and bicycle stores, businesses adjacent to trail, and self-registration tubes located at the trail parking lots.
Winter Use: Snowmobiling from Dubuque to Dyersville, minimum of 4" of snow required. X-Country skiing from Dubuque to Dyersville.
Interpretive Sites: Major interpretive area overlooks eastern trailhead.
Trail Rules: No horses, motorized vehicles, fires, camping, unleashed dogs, or use after 10:30 p.m. Additional Dubuque County Conservation Board rules apply to the trail. Trail hours are sunrise to sunset year round unless otherwise posted.

Remember to be good ambassadors to nature. We as geocachers have a responsibility to leave it as we found it, so others may revel in nature's glory. Always replace the cache the way you found it, so others may enjoy the find.
For more on geocaching in Iowa, visit the Iowa Geocachers Organization home page
Permission was granted to place this cache by: Brian Preston, Executive Director Dubuque County Conservation Board
For more on Dubuque County Conservation Board, visit the Dubuque County Conservation Board home page


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Last Updated: on 5/24/2017 1:56:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time (8:56 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum