Colorado Plateau

The Colorado Plateau, a high desert region centered mainly in southern Utah and northern Arizona, is one of the most geologically and visually interesting deserts in the world. Remarkably stable through the geologic eons, for millions of years the area had been periodically covered by vast inland seas, building up many layers of sediments and dunes which now form the unique and photogenic slickrock sandstone landscapes of reefs, slot canyons, arches, natural bridges, and hoodoos that characterize the region. Nicknamed "Red Rock Country", passing clouds often show a pinkish red underside color from reflecting its vast expanses of red sandstone. Juniper trees and sagebrush are common plant species of the region.

The Colorado Plateau is also remarkable for the extensive amount of Ancestral Puebloan ruins, petroglyphs, and pictographs hidden throughout the region's canyons.

Red Folds
Page, Arizona
Cliff Palace Sunset
Mesa Verde, Colorado
Kiva Dusk
Grand Gulch, Bears Ears National Monument, Utah
Cosmic Beacons
Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
Zebra Slot
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah
Kiva Interior
Grand Gulch, Bears Ears National Monument, Utah
Sunrise House
Cedar Mesa, Bears Ears National Monument, Utah
Ancient Echos
Cedar Mesa, Bears Ears National Monument, Utah
Hotel of the Ancients
Cedar Mesa, Bears Ears National Monument, Utah
Sunset Light in the Canyonlands
Canyonlands National Park, Utah
Zion Canyon Sunset
Zion National Park, Utah
Druid Arch Sunset
Canyonlands National Park, Utah
Paria River Hiker
Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona
Psychedelic Hiker
Robbers Roost Country, Utah
Canyon Temple
Robbers Roost Country, Utah
Sacred Chamber
Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Utah
Hike to the Light
Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Utah
Heart of Sandstone
Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Utah
Jacob Hamblin Arch
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah
Robbers Roost Sunset
Robbers Roost Country, Utah
Needles Reflection
Canyonlands National Park, Utah
Elephant Canyon Sunset
Canyonlands National Park, Utah
Chesler Park Sunset
Canyonlands National Park, Utah
Druid Arch Silhouette
Canyonlands National Park, Utah
Bryce Canyon Snowy Sunrise
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
Petrified Wave Panorama
Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona
Stormy Goosenecks
Goosenecks State Park, Utah
Ice Cream Hills
San Rafael Swell, Utah
Jupiter Wave
Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona
Slickrock Sunrise
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah
Henry Mountains Sunset
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah
Temple of the Sun
Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
Slickrock Camp
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah
Peakaboo Hiker
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah
Joint Glow #2
Canyonlands National Park, Utah
Cliff Palace Building
Mesa Verde, Colorado
False Kiva Dusk
Canyonlands National Park, Utah
Horsecollar Kiva
Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah
All American Man
Canyonlands National Park, Utah
Springtime in Escalante
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah
Sipapu Over Cottonwood
Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah
Sipapu Bridge Autumn
Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah
Paria Spirit
Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona
Glowing Chamber
Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Utah
Buckskin Pillar
Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Utah
Robbers Roost Sunset
Robbers Roost Country, Utah
Rattlesnake and Horse
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah
Golden Cathedral Lightshow
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah
Candyland Panorama
Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona
The Cosmic Ashtray
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah
Little Grand Canyon
San Rafael Swell, Utah
Zion Moonrise
Zion National Park, Utah
Clouds Over Canyon
San Rafael Swell, Utah
Light on the Waterpocket Fold
Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
Desert Light
Robbers Roost Country, Utah
Angel Arch Moon
Canyonlands National Park, Utah
Red Swirls
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah
Dark Canyon Reflection
Dark Canyon, Bears Ears National Monument, Utah
Deserted Subway
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah
Slickrock Hands
Green River, Utah
Slot Passage
Robbers Roost Country, Utah
Canyon Windows Sunrise
Green River, Utah
San Rafael Reef Moonrise Pano
San Rafael Swell, Utah
Red Glow Slot
Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Utah
Slot Spectrum
Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Utah
Golden Chamber 2
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah
Paria Passage
Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Utah
Red Canyon Sunset
Red Canyon, Utah
Bryce Moonlight
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
Ancient Hands
Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah
Pastel Narrows
San Rafael Swell, Utah
Moqui Marbles
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah
Death Hollow Spire
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah
Death Hollow Oasis
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah
Salt Creek Sunset
Canyonlands National Park, Utah
Peakaboo Pictographs
Canyonlands National Park, Utah
Light at the End of the Tunnel
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah
Golden Entrance
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah
Golden Chamber
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah
Light in the Canyon
Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Utah
Peakaboo Arches
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah
Purple Slot
Robbers Roost Country, Utah
Strawberry Pinnacle
Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona
Textures of Candyland
Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona
White Pocket Sunset
Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona
Coal Wash Light
San Rafael Swell, Utah
Collared Lizard
The Cockscomb, Utah
Dirty Devil Sunset
Robbers Roost Country, Utah
Robbers Ram
Robbers Roost Country, Utah
Dirty Devil Sunset Panorama
Robbers Roost Country, Utah
Kiva Sunbeam
Cedar Mesa, Utah
Pinyon Sunrise
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah
Hamblin Alcove
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah
Canyon Ponderosa
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah
Death Hollow Reflection
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah
Rainy Light
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah
Redrock Sunset
Robbers Roost Country, Utah
Sandstone Light Catcher
Robbers Roost Country, Utah
Dirty Devil Sunset Spire
Robbers Roost Country, Utah
Mega Arch
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah
Brilliant sunset light streams under the clouds as the Dolores River streams below. Southwest Colorado.
Dolores Canyon, Colorado
Canyon Morning Light
Dolores Canyon Wilderness Study Area, Colorado