Bryce Canyon – “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas”

Highway 12 is a most scenic drive through the Red Canyon

Bryce Canyon, UT

It was late October and my wife, Lynn, and I had just finished visiting Arches and Canyonlands in typical fall desert warm weather. We left Moab in plenty of time to get to Bryce Canyon National Park in the afternoon. The plan was to scout the park looking for the best sites to take photos during the golden hours that evening and the next morning. Mother Nature, however, had other plans for us. Continue reading

Canyonlands – A Testament to the Power of Water

Shafer Canyon overlook provides stunning views of the canyon

Moab, UT

A few miles from Arches National Park, about 30 miles (48 km) southwest of Moab along a scenic desert drive; you will find Canyonlands National Park. This network of canyons was formed via the meanderings of two powerful rivers. Over the millennia, giant canyons were carved out of the landscape at the confluence of the Green and Colorado Rivers. Continue reading

Arches National Park – Timeless Landscapes and Magnificent Natural Arches

Sunrise in the Park

Moab, UT

In the Utah high desert, smack dab in the middle of the “Colorado Plateau“, lays two national parks, Canyonlands and Arches. Only a few minutes’ drive from the town of Moab Utah, these two national parks attract vacationers all year round. On our annual trek between Fargo and Phoenix, Lynn and I stayed overnight at Moab and spent a couple of days exploring the two parks. Continue reading