Scenic USA - Arizona
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Points of Interest
|Photo by Mark Nielsen
Only a short section of Interstate Highway 15, perhaps 30 miles in length, nicks the northwest corner of Arizona. Even before its completion, proponents suggested the route would be the most scenic highway in Arizona. The Interstate skirts the Virgin River banks as it passes from Utah's Zion National Park region into Nevada's Lake Mead. Pictured here is the spectacular Virgin River Gorge near Exit 18, the Cedar Pocket exchange. The canyon has widened here and access is available at the Virgin River Canyon Recreation Area. From the campground short trails lead down to the river.
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