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The landscapes are a product of erosion, caused by the Colorado River. Water is trying to flow down into the river and carves the landscape.

The process is a long one and no one knows how long these arches will be around. The Delicate Arch is the park's icon arch. It's on the Utah state license plate.

"If this place doesn't touch you on some deeper level, there's something wrong with you, Murray said. "I get people all the time coming in going, 'This is the most beautiful place I've ever been to.' … I've had people come in and say they like it better than the Grand Canyon.

For more information about the park, click here.

Aug. 27, 2006

In the middle of the country's seventh-largest city lies Balboa Park. It was recently named one of the top 20 parks in the world. Its 1,200 acres are home to museums, gardens and a world-famous zoo, and it sees more than 12 million visitors each year.

"It's often referred to as the crown jewel of San Diego," said David Kinney, the park's House of Hospitality executive director. "Originally it was called City Park. And in 1910 they changed the name to Balboa Park, leading up to the celebrations to honor the opening of the Panama Canal in 1915."

The botanical garden was created during the first World Expo between 1911 and 1915 and it housed nearly 2 million plants. Besides the plethora of cultural institutions, including several performing arts centers, the park is home to the San Diego Zoo.

"We have roughly 4,000 animals, representing over 800 species," said Richard Schwartz, a spokesman for the zoo. Those include pandas, polar bears and koalas.

To learn more about the park and the zoo, visit their sites at and

Aug. 5, 2006

Utah's Bryce Canyon National Park is a magical place with its unusual orange and red rocks and spires, which are called hoodoos.

"The term hoodoo derives from the word voodoo or mystical and magical, that sort of thing," said Colleen Bathe, a park ranger. "People through the ages, the Native Americans, they have revered the hoodoos. They think they are mysterious and the legends say they feared them because of the mystery and the voodoo connotations."

Individual spires can be up to 100 feet tall. Some of the most amazing hoodoos have large holes, called windows, which you can see right through. The best part is that you can walk around the serene park and connect with the awe-inspirng nature.

"In contrast to the Grand Canyon, this place is up-close and personal," Bathe said. "You can really grasp it. You can actually get down in the canyon amongst the hoodoos and feel intimate with the park."

To watch "Good Morning America Weekend Edition's" visit, click here.

July 30, 2006

Typee Island, Ga., is the perfect place to be if you like outdoor activity. Not only does it have beautiful beaches, the island is also rich with tidal creeks.

"During the week there's not many people out here, so we are able to listen to the birds that are flying around," said Ronnie Kemp of Sea Kayak Georgia.

"What makes the area so unique is the marsh," said Marsha Henson of Sea Kayak Georgia. "The marsh is this really dynamic, ever-changing habitat where the water is just like nature soup."

The island is also home to the nation's oldest lighthouse.

July 16, 2006

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