Arches & Canyonlands Fall 2014

January 02, 2015  •  1 Comment

On my final photo trip of 2014, I visited two of Utah’s “big five” National Parks: Arches and Canyonlands. These two spectacular locations are quite different. Arches NP is relatively small in land area, but has the greatest concentration of natural arches and rock fins in the world.  Canyonlands NP, on the other hand, covers a huge area with spectacular views of the eroded canyons of the Green River and Colorado River.

To see more photos from these trips, please visit the Arches Fall and Canyonlands Fall galleries.  Click on any image below to see a larger version.

 

Arches NP contains a large number of named rock formations, including:

Arches Balanced RockArches Balanced Rock

Balanced Rock

Arches Turret & North WindowArches Turret & North Window

Turret Arch

Arches CourthouseArches Courthouse

Courthouse Towers

Delicate ArchDelicate Arch

Delicate Arch

 

CanyonLands NP and nearby Dead Horse Point State Park offer dramatic views of the immense valleys carved into the Colorado Plateau by the Colorado and Green Rivers

Dead Horse PointDead Horse Point Dead Horse Point

Canyonlands Mesa ArchCanyonlands Mesa Arch Mesa Arch

Green River Overlook Panorama 2Green River Overlook Panorama 2 Green River Overlook

 

Although not a national or state park, the Colorado River canyon upstream of Moab contains spectacular red rock bluffs and spires.

Capitol TowerCapitol Tower

Castle Rock

Colorado Bluff ReflectionColorado Bluff Reflection

Colorado River Bluff

Fisher TowersFisher Towers

Fisher Towers

Colorado Riverway CloudsColorado Riverway Clouds

Colorado River Cloud Reflections

 

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Bev(non-registered)
These landscape pictures show such different rock formations. Beautiful shots, Mike!
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