The White Rim Road is a 100-mile old mining road that takes you into the backcountry of Canyonlands National Park’s Island in the Sky District.
In mid-October, I went back to spend three days exploring the park – Each day I hiked 8-10 miles, drove 20-30 miles of jeep trails, and made sure to shoot sunrise and sunset on each end. I got a ton of pictures, but not much to write… so here’s 16 pictures of beautiful Capitol Reef National Park.
Cathedral Valley is located at the northern end of Capitol Reef National Park, a remote area with no services or paved roads.
Capitol Reef National Park offers more geological variety than any other park on the Colorado Plateau, which itself is one of the most unique natural landscape areas in America.
After such an incredible long weekend last Fall that was full of beautiful weather, vivid-yellow Aspen groves, and colorful sunrises and sunsets, I was unbelievably excited to hit the road again this fall to shoot the Colorado Fall foliage throughout the state.
Winding the 48 miles between Estes Park on Rocky Mountain National Park’s east side and Grand Lake on the west is the highway to the sky, better known as the iconic Trail Ridge Road.
Originally developed by a rancher named John Atlantic Burr to move his cattle between summer and winter grazing grounds, the Burr Trail is now one of those classic Utah “backways” that the State frequently advertises as it takes you into some of Utah’s most beautiful and extraordinary country with views of the Henry Mountains, the colorfully contorted Waterpocket Fold, red Circle Cliffs, and Long Canyon.
Valley of Fire is a beautiful area consisting of bright red Aztec sandstone outcrops nestled within gray and tan limestone mountains.
Monument Valley had been on my list to visit and photograph for a long time. I had driven by on US 163 a few times, always mid-day on my way home from other adventures, but I finally set aside specific time to stop and get into the park for some golden hours during a four day road trip.