Created 25-Mar-24
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Catstair Canyon Rip Rap
Grand Staircase-Escalante
Highway 89
Utah
March 2024


Originally constructed as an attempt to fill a highway gap, the pile of old crushed cars have been wired together to help prevent erosion on the sandy hill during storms. The cars are known as the Catstair Rip Rap or Detroit Rip Rap, constructed in the 1960s.
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Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:North America
Subcategory Detail:United States of America
Keywords:catstair canyon, catstair rip rap, detroit rip rap, grand staircase escalante, highway 89, history, james marvin phelps photography, old cars, photography, rusty old cars, utah