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The Colorado Plateau is centered around the four corners area. It ranges
in elevations from 4,000 feet to over 12,000 feet. The high deserts around Moab are just a small part of it, but a very popular
part. As a result of the uranium boom in the 1950's there are roads chiseled out along cliffs and across the mesas on BLM
lands that would not exist otherwise. If you go exploring you will need a rugged vehicle, but be prepared to walk back
to civilization in case something breaks. Did I mention carry lots of water.