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Visit to Canyonlands National Park - June 14 & 15, 2011


Some other pages at this site:

Lower Antelope Canyon AZ
Upper Antelope Canyon, AZ
Arches National Park, UT
Bodie Ghost Town, CA
Bryce Canyon National Park, UT
Canyon de Chelly, AZ
Capitol Reef National Park, UT
Devils Tower National Monument, WY
Glacier National Park, MT
Goblin Valley State Park, UT
Hanging Lake, CO
Kodachrome Basin State Park, UT
Mesa Verde National Park, CO
Mono Lake, CA
Mt Rainier National Park, WA
Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
The Grand Tetons National Park, WY
Valley of Fire State Park, NV
Yellowstone National Park, WY

Yosemite National Park, CA

Zion National Park, UT

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
Caverns of Sonora, TX
Luray Caverns, VA
Jewel & Wind Cave, SD
Mammoth Cave National Park, KY



I made a 111 day trip across the US & Canada during the summer of 2011. On the trip I visited 20 National Parks & 40 State Parks. Although my stay at Canyonlands was only 2 days, I managed to take some of my favorite photographs there. A beautiful park with many different hikes & photo locations! The first group of images were taken at Mesa Arch. Although a wonderful view anytime, the colors during sunrise are spectacular (and popular). Although it was 5:30 AM at the end of a 35 mile drive from my campground to the Islands in the Sky section of the park, there were already 5-6 photographers set up to take sunrise photos through the arch. The first couple of photos shows what the arch looks like during the daylight hours. The rest are during the 15 minutes of the sunrise hitting the arch:

Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, UT
Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, UT
Mesa Arch
Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, UT
Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, UT
Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, UT
Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, UT Before Sunrise
Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, UT During Sunrise
Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, UT
Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, UT
Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, UT
A Tree
Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, UT During Sunrise
Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, UT During Sunrise
Buck Canyon Overlook
A Tree

 

After that I continued through the park for some morning shots of Buck Canyon & an interesting tree.

The afternoon of the 15th, I decided to try to photograph the False Kiva. This is a location that is not an "official" hike, however the rangers at the visitor's center will help you with directions to the site. I managed to get lost on the way and arrived too late in the afternoon for a good photograph (the sun was cutting across the Kiva by the time I got there) but I included the images because of the striking location:

The Ledge Over the Trail
The Loose Rock
Arriving at the False Kiva
Too Late For Good Lighting
The Ledge Over the Trail
A Section of the Trail
Arriving at the False Kiva
Too Late For Good Lighting

I also visited the Needles District:

Monument Valley, AZ
Canynlands National Park, UT
Canynlands National Park, UT
Canynlands National Park, UT
Newspaper Rock, UT
Canyonlands National Park, UT
Rock, Canyonlands
Rock, Canyonlands
Canynlands National Park, UT
Cowboy Camp, Canyonlands
Cave Spring, Canyonlands
Cave Spring, Canyonlands
Puebloan Granary, Canyonlands
Cowboy Camp, Canyonlands
Cave Spring, Canyonlands
Cave Spring, Canyonlands
Tree, Canyonlands
Tree, Canyonlands
Rock, Canyonlands
Rock, Canyonlands
Tree, Canyonlands
Tree, Canyonlands

Rock, Canyonlands

Rock, Canyonlands

Rock, Canyonlands
Rock, Canyonlands
The Needles, Canyonlands
Canyonlands National Park

Rock, Canyonlands

Rock, Canyonlands

The Needles, Canyonlands

Canyonlands National Park, UT
Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park

Overall, I highly recommend spending some time at Canyonlands. I plan on a longer visit next summer.

 


 

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