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Visual Adventure: National Parks of Utah

The magnificent southern deserts of Utah offer a landscape that is rarely seen on our planet. The mixture of sandstone – laid down over millions of years – t...

by Peter West Carey Posted on 27 February 2014

The magnificent southern deserts of Utah offer a landscape that is rarely seen on our planet. The mixture of sandstone – laid down over millions of years – that has then been weathered by the unstoppable force of Mother Nature’s erosion (wind, water, frost) creates a wonderland of exploration. Rightly so, the most spectacular features of this unique land are often protected by federal or state parks (some of which are easy to access and some not so easy). Whether you are looking to spend just an afternoon looking for some easy drive-up locations that will drop your jaw or even a few days trudging the back country in search of more beauty and solitude, southern Utah does not disappoint.

Please then enjoy these photographs, which are just a slice of what grandeur of southern Utah has to offer in this quick trip through a few parks.

Passing storm. Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah.

After sunset. Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah.

After sunset. Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah.

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah.

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah.

Through the arch in Arches National Park, Utah.

Through the arch in Arches National Park, Utah.

Sunset over Canyonlands National Park, Utah.

Sunset over Canyonlands National Park, Utah.

The Milky Way over Balanced Rock in Arches National Park, Utah.  America

The Milky Way over Balanced Rock in Arches National Park, Utah. America

The Colorado River and Canyonlands National Park, Utah.

The Colorado River and Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah.

Canyonlands National Park, Utah.

Canyonlands National Park, Utah.

A unique view of Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park just after sunrise.

A unique view of Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park just after sunrise.

Delicate Arch at sunrise, Arches National Park, Utah.

Delicate Arch at sunrise, Arches National Park, Utah.

Arches National Park, Utah.

Arches National Park, Utah.


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