Brendel Utah Real Estate and Travel Info
Crescent Junction or Brendel is a small unincorporated town within Grand County in the eastern part of the of Utah. The community is located at about 4,900 feet above sea level. Most highway maps use the name Crescent Junction, as the name given to the junction of Interstate 70 and U.S. Route 191. Most railroad maps use the name Brendel, the name of the rail siding and junction at the same location.
Grand County is located in eastern Utah and is surrounded by six other counties, including three counties from Colorado.
According to the 2000 Census, Grand County has a population of just over 8,000 people. The county has a total area of 3,694 square miles with 13 square miles of water. Grand County has a total of nine communities, some of which are currently ghost towns. Most of the population of the county is concentrated in Moab, the largest city and county seat that hosts most of the tourists of Grand County.
The majority of Grand County consists of extraordinary landscapes of desert, cliffs, mountains, canyons, rivers and creeks. The county is home to parts of three national protected areas, which attract a large number of visitors for its scenic and unique features and variety of outdoor activities.
The Arches National Park has a total of 119 square miles and is home to several unique figures and shapes of rock and stone. The most notable landmark in the park is the world famous Delicate Arch, which stands 52 feet tall and has become a symbol of Utah.
The Canyonlands National Park covers an area of over 500 square miles and has a stunning landscape of canyons with the Green River and Colorado River flowing through.
The Manti-La Sal National Forest covers more than 1.4 million acres and is home to many mountain peaks reaching altitudes over 12,000 feet, mostly located in the La Sal Range of Grand County