Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Canyonlands entices one to explore innumerable canyons' tributaries and formations made by the Colorado River. The Island in the Sky, the Maze, the Needles are sections of the park and are separated by the local rivers. These regions share a primitive desert setting, but each offers distinct opportunities for unique experiences.

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Canyonlands National Park

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Canyonlands National Park Photos

Mesa's Glow, Canyonlands, National Park, Utah

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Mesa's Glow, Canyonlands, National Park, Utah

One of the most iconic and most challenging images to capture of the American Southwest is Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park. Why is it so challenging? It is not because it is difficult to find or get to. It is really all about its popularity with photographers; getting "the" shot during a small window of time (sunrise); and a very small area for photographers to get a good position. In fact, there may be space for only 10-12 people, and there are some that camp out overnight to get a prime spot. So, even when you get up well before sunrise, drive 45 minutes from Moab and hike to its location, you may well be totally shut out.

Once you get your spot, it is like you are glued to it. There is nowhere to move, as the second you do, the spot has been taken by someone else. Your choices are to (1) shoot many of the same shots as the sun rises above the horizon until it clears the top of the arch or (2) make sure that you shoot at different focal lengths that allow you to zoom in and out to the scene. For this photo, I zoomed into the scene in order to create a tighter look at the arch. It’s shape resembles an eye with the sun taking on the role of a waking eyeball.

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Junction Butte, Canyonlands National Park

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Shafer Canyon Road, Canyonlands National Park

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Buck Canyon Overlook, Islands in the Sky, Canyonlands, Utah

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Buck Canyon Overlook, Islands in the Sky, Canyonlands, Utah

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Canyonlands Sunset View

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Canyonlands Sunset View

Mesa Arch

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Mesa Arch

Sunrise lighting up the bottom of Mesa Arch with Monster and Airport Towers silhouetted.

Directions

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Directions

Yet another fun spot in Moab… can you help with the sign locations? I can't quite read them all.

Here's what I see:
1. North
2. Zion
3. ?
4. Maze
5. ?
6. ?
7. Cheyenne
8. Dead Horse Point
9. Green River
10. ?
11. La Sal

Across the Desert Grassland to Sandstone Columns and Pillars with the Needles Skyline Beyond (Canyonlands National Park)

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Across the Desert Grassland to Sandstone Columns and Pillars with the Needles Skyline Beyond (Canyonlands National Park)

A view looking to the south to Cyclone Canyon while on the Confluence Overlook Trail. While I angled my Nikon SLR camera to minimize any flatten of the high points off in the distance, I decided to crop some of the nearby desert grassland to bring out a more panoramic feel for the final image.

Schafer Canyon

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Schafer Canyon

Schafer Canyon from the overlook in Canyonlands National Park

Utah Style Starry Night

Eddie Yip posted a photo:

Utah Style Starry Night

Utah Style Startrail

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Utah Style Startrail

Walking Once More Around the Red Butte (and Sphinx Look Alike, Canyonlands National Park)

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Walking Once More Around the Red Butte (and Sphinx Look Alike, Canyonlands National Park)

Captured on a walk back from the Confluence Overlook.

Monument Basin and the Many Canyons of Canyonlands National Park

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Monument Basin and the Many Canyons of Canyonlands National Park

While angling my SLR camera slightly downward, I couldn't help but include some foreground to this nearby outcropping from an overlook I was standing. While somewhat distracting, I later came to appreciate it as a stepping stone for the eyes. There's this little bit of nearby landscape to grab hold off before the big jump (so to speak) that leads off to the many canyons of this national park.

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Green River Overlook, Utah

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Green River Overlook, Utah

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Canyonlands National Park, UT showing the "Monitor and Merrimac"

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Canyonlands National Park, UT