Cathedral Gorge State Park

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Cathedral Gorge State Park


Location:2 miles north of Panaca, just west of US 93.
Facilities:22 campsites, restrooms, showers, picnic area, group use facilities (camping, picnicking), trails (5 miles), visitor center.
Activities:Camping, hiking, nature study, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Park is located in a long, narrow valley where erosion has carved unique patterns in the soft bentonite clay of the canyon walls. Remote areas of cave-like formations and cathedral-like spires are accessible by trail, and a scenic overlook offers excellent views of the canyon. A Nevada Regional Visitor Center is located at the entrance to the park.
Address:PO Box 176
Panaca, NV 89042

Phone:775-728-4460
Web: www.parks.nv.gov/cg.htm
Size: 1,633 acres. Elevation: 4,800 feet.

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Not far from the Utah border lies one of Nevada's geologic marvels: the bentonite clay spires and slot canyons of Cathedral Gorge.
By now, you've left the Lincoln Highway and are en route back to Vegas via Cathedral Gorge, with its spectacular rock formations stretching out below you as you walk the line round the vast canyon rim.
That night we dined picnic style at the nearby Cathedral Gorge with its spectacular geologically ancient formations of buff-colored canyons and a vista that is unique to this part of the US.
Cathedral Gorge, for example, is a massive awe-inspiring cave entered by a narrow slit through which sunlight can just penetrate.
Just north is 1,608-acre Cathedral Gorge State Park, a sculptural gem.