Few places on Earth offer geology as interesting as that found in Utah. From the Colorado Plateau to the basin and range of the West Desert to the Wasatch Front, the display is almost unmatched in its variety.
And this doesn't even include the dinosaur fossils found in the state.
So why not celebrate it?
The tiny town of Green River on the Emery-Grand County line will be doing just that when it holds its Rock and Mineral Festival on March 31 to April 2, with the John Wesley Powell River History Museum serving as its base.
The event includes speeches by experts, field trips, self-guided geology tours, a craft fair and vendors. There are kids events and a bonfire on Friday night.