This is the intro text unfortunately I have nothing to say about utah
"Park City Ski Area" Vard sent this one to me and I kind of like it. It's a nice design, although I can't tell (as usual) what the thing in the inset oval is. Maybe I should get a better magnifier.
In March 2000, Brady and I went on a car trip across southern Utah and northern Arizona. We visited 9 national parks in 12 days. This penny came from the main street in Moab, Utah which is right outside Arches National Park. If you ever get a chance to go there, or to that part of the country, do it. Oh yeah, it reads "Delicate Arch - Moab, Utah".
"Utah 100 Years - 1896-1996 Centennial" Brady and I took a car trip through Utah and Arizona in March of 2000. It was unbelievable. I encourage everyone to visit this part of the country if you ever get the chance. This penny came from Bryce Canyon and shows of Utah's most famous Landmarks, Delicate Arch (which is actually in Arches National Park, not Bryce)
"Ruby's Inn - Bryce Canyon National Park" - Ruby's Inn is right outside the park and has been there since before the park was a park.. I guess there have always been tourists wanting to see the canyon.
Boy, I'm really disappointed. I had written a whole great story about how we had gotten these pennies, how when we visited the machine was broken and how the nice redhaired clerk had helped me plug in the machine to see for sure it was broken and how he sent the pennies to me a few weeks later when the machine got fixed. Then my computer crashed and my whole great story got lost and now I'm trying to reconstruct it and man am I pissed!
Anyway, I didn't see any elk or caribou or any big.. wait a minute... we did see some deer at Bryce, but that's not why you go really. When you go be sure to hike Wall Street, the Navaho Trail, and the Queen's Garden. They're the easiest hikes and you really owe it to your self. Check out the NPS site, while you're here. (I'm still really cranky.)