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Arches National Park
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Park Avenue Balanced Pinnacle The Three Gossips How arches begin - eroded sandstone wall
Park Avenue Balanced Pinnacle The Three Gossips How arches begin
   
Balance Rock North & South Windows Arches Turret Arch Double Arch
Balanced Rock North & South Windows Turret Arch Double Arch
   
Landscape Arch Navajo Arch Skyline Arch Delicate Arch
Landscape Arch Navajo Arch Skyline Arch Delicate Arch
   
Klondike Bluffs Tower Arch Inside Tower Arch looking west Looking up at the tower from inside Tower Arch
Klondike Bluffs Tower Arch Looking west from inside Tower Arch Tower from inside the arch
    Broken Arch Visitor on Broken Arch    
    Broken Arch Daring visitor on Broken Arch    
   
Wall Arch in 2002 Wall Arch, before and after

Wall Arch, located on a trail a mile or so from the road, collapsed in 2008. Photo at left taken in 2002; photos on right courtesy NPS

   
Teri and Dick show off their Thousand Mile Challenge shirts Massive shapes above the wash east of Delicate Arch A section of the trail Sand Dune Arch
Dick with daughter Teri at Delicate Arch in 2015 Massive shapes above the wash east of Delicate Arch

A section of the Delicate Arch trail

Sand Dune Arch
   
A close look under Skyline Arch Rocks that fell from Skyline Arch in 1940, doubling its size In this area someone built a dozen small man-made arches The Penguins keep watch just above the visitor center

A close look under Skyline Arch

Rocks that fell from Skyline Arch in 1940

This area has a dozen small man-made arches The Penguins keep watch just above the visitor center
   
Precarious pile of rock View at the Fiery Furnace The Great Wall Near Courthouse Wash
Precarious pile of rock View at the Fiery Furnace The Great Wall Near Courthouse Wash 
   
Courthouse Wash area Petrified sand dunes Teri and a hardy juniper Tunnel Arch
Courthouse Wash Petrified Sand Dunes Teri and a hardy juniper Tunnel Arch
    
Sandstone cliffs across the road from the Petrified Dunes
Sandstone cliffs across the road from the Petrified Dunes
A misty, mysterious view of Landscape Arch
A misty, mysterious view of Landscape Arch
    
Sandstone panorama from Devil's Garden Trail
Sandstone panorama from Devil's Garden Trail
  
Tunnel Arch, with a small un-named arch to the left
Tunnel Arch, with a small un-named arch to the left
  
Looking across from Balanced Rock toward the Windows Section, La Sal Mountains in the background
Looking across from Balanced Rock toward the Windows Section, La Sal Mountains in the background
  
Sandstone takes on fantastic shapes near Double Arch
Sandstone takes on fantastic shapes near Double Arch
   
Arches National Park Official Site
      
Canyonlands National Park
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View from near Canyonlands Visitor Center Mesa Arch View from White Rim Overlook White Rim & Monument Basin
View from Visitor Center Mesa Arch View from White Rim Overlook White Rim and Monument Basin
  
Near Visitor Center; LaSal Mountains in background Shafer Trail Another section of the trail White Rim Road, 1200 feet below the plateau
Near Visitor Center; LaSal Mountains in background Shafer Trail Another section of the trail White Rim Road, 1200 feet below the plateau
   
The Monitor and the Merrimac - buttes on BLM land on the highway to Canyonlands
The Monitor and the Merrimac - buttes on BLM land on the highway to Canyonlands
   
View through the arch Another small arch in the canyon below Mesa Arch Cryptobiotic soil along the Mesa Arch trail The Green River
View through the arch

Another small arch in the canyon below Mesa Arch

Cryptobiotic soil along the Mesa Arch trail

The Green River
   
   Temporary runoff waterfall in Canyonlands Park Unexpected hail on the road as we drove out of the park   
   Temporary runoff waterfall in Canyonlands Park Unexpected hail on the road as we drove out of the park   
      
Another view of the White Rim and Monument Basin
Another view of the White Rim and Monument Basin

Canyonlands National Park Official Site

KC Publications - Interpretive Books about America's National Parks
   
Dinosaur National Monument
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Turtle Rock, Cub Creek Drive in Dinosaur National Monument Another turtle rock? Josie Bassett Morris' cabin Box canyon where Josie corralled her cows
Turtle Rock in Dinosaur National Monument Another turtle rock? Josie Bassett Morris' cabin Box canyon where Josie corralled her cows
   
Multicolored rock near Split Mountain Area The Green River near Split Mountain area Actual apatosaurus skull fossil Bones in the dinosaur fossil quarry
Multicolored rock near Split Mountain Area The Green River near Split Mountain area

Actual apatosaurus skull fossil

Bones in the dinosaur fossil quarry

  
Another rounded sandstone cliff At the entrance to Sound of Silence Trail A rare shady spot on the trail View from the petroglyph trail

Another rounded sandstone cliff

At the entrance to Sound of Silence Trail A rare shady spot on the trail View from the petroglyph trail
   
Sheer cliffs adjoin the Green River Endless variety of shapes and color Tilted layers Without the trees, it would be a moonscape

Sheer cliffs adjoin the Green River

Endless variety of shapes and color Tilted layers Without the trees, it would be a moonscape
   
Just like the back window of an SUV The masterpiece, it probably took months to etch this lizard The lizard is visible above the trail to the petroglyphs The flute player is a common figure in southwest native culture

Just like the back window of an SUV

The masterpiece, it probably took months to etch this lizard The lizard is visible above the trail to the petroglyphs Flute player, a common figure in southwest native culture 
   
Cliffs along the Green River
Cliffs along the Green River
    
Entrance to the Sound of Silence Trail
Entrance to the Sound of Silence Trail
    
Elsewhere in Utah
Sedimentary rock east of Salt Lake on Interstate 80 Sheep Creek Canyon Flaming GorgeReservoir Canyons and Uintas Mountains, northern Utah
Sedimentary rock east of Salt Lake on Interstate 80 Sheep Creek Canyon Flaming Gorge Reservoir Canyons and Uintas Mountains, northern Utah
 
Colorado River from Dead Horse Point State Park Colorado River along Utah Highway 128, Northeast of Moab Colorado River along Utah Highway 128, Northeast of Moab Sandstone formations along I-70, eastern Utah
Colorado River from Dead Horse Point State Park

Colorado River along Utah Highway 128, Northeast of Moab

More sandstone cliffs by the river Sandstone formations along I-70, eastern Utah
   
Sign at San Rafael Reef highway construction site Sign at San Rafael Reef highway construction site Sign at San Rafael Reef highway construction site Pass on I-70 through reef
Sign at San Rafael Reef highway construction site Pass on I-70 through reef
   
San Rafael Reef, eastern Utah Looking south from highway Eagle Canyon Looking east from Eagle Canyon view point
San Rafael Reef, eastern Utah Looking south from highway Eagle Canyon Looking east from Eagle Canyon view point

   

Formations near Eagle Canyon Zion Overlook sign on Highway 14 Looking into Zion National Park Navajo Lake on Highway 14
Formations near Eagle Canyon Zion Overlook sign on Highway 14 Looking into Zion National Park Navajo Lake on Highway 14
   
Another view of the lake Natural bridge, Utah Highway 14 Another view of natural bridge

Cliff west of bridge

Another view of the lake

Natural bridge, Utah Highway 14

Another view of natural bridge Cliff west of bridge

       

Highway 14, looking west toward Cedar City Notch Peak Along US 6 in western Utah Rock formations along US 6
Highway 14, looking west toward Cedar City Notch Peak Along US 6 in western Utah Rock formations along US 6
   
Wasatch Mountains above Springville, UT In Price Canyon on US 6 Another view along Price Canyon Old cabin on US 191
Wasatch Mountains above Springville, UT In Price Canyon on US 6 Another view along Price Canyon Old cabin on US 191
   
More Castle Valley views 1 More Castle Valley views 2 More Castle Valley views 3 White sandstone layers
Views at the Castle Valley Vista Point on I-70
    
Panoramic view into Black Dragon Canyon
Panoramic view into Black Dragon Canyon
      
Panoramic view from above Black Dragon Canyon
Panoramic view from above Black Dragon Canyon
  
Ghost Rock view
Ghost Rock view
  
A view at Castle Valley View from Ghost Rock Vista Another Ghost Rock view View at Eagle Canyon Vista  
A view at Castle Valley View from Ghost Rock Vista Another Ghost Rock view View at Eagle Canyon Vista
   
Colorado River below Red Cliffs Lodge Buttes across the highway from the lodge Runoff from a storm created this one-day waterfall I-70 through the San Rafael Reef

Colorado River below Red Cliffs Lodge

Buttes across the highway from the lodge Runoff from a storm created this one-day waterfall

I-70 through the San Rafael Reef

      

Markagunt High Plateau Scenic Byway (Highway 14)

Navajo Lake

Zion National Park

   

All photos copyright 2002-2015 by Dick Estel. Permission granted for personal use only; commercial use prohibited.

    

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