Sinbad Country in Southern Utah

July 20, 2010

Sinbad country
: Jay Brazel
Summary Author
: Jay Brazel; Jim Foster

The photo above features the barren expanses of “Sinbad Country” in southern Utah, located just off of State Highway 24 on the way to Capital Reef National Park. This area is largely composed of sandstone and shale – it was a sea bed in the Cretaceous Period. It’s also referred to as "Wild Utah". One other moniker is the “Mancos Shale Badlands." Factory Butte (6,321 ft or 1,927 m) is in the distance, approximately 4 to 5 miles (6-8 km) to the southeast. Photo taken in early June 2010.