Arches and Canyonlands

Arches National Park lies north of Moab in the state of Utah. Bordered by the Colorado River in the southeast, it’s known as the site of more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches, such as the massive, red-hued Delicate Arch in the east. Long, thin Landscape Arch stands in Devils Garden to the north. Other geological formations include Balanced Rock, towering over the desert landscape in the middle of the park.

Canyonlands National Park in southeastern Utah is known for its dramatic desert landscape carved by the Colorado River. Island in the Sky is a huge, flat-topped mesa with panoramic overlooks. Other notable areas include the towering rock pinnacles known as the Needles, the remote canyons of the Maze and the Native American rock paintings in Horseshoe Canyon. Whitewater rapids flow through Cataract Canyon.

Delicate Arch
Delicate Arch

The iconic Delicate Arch at sunset

press to zoom
Balanced Rock
Balanced Rock

Daylight image of Balanced Rock in Arches National Park

press to zoom
Balanced Rock Orb
Balanced Rock Orb

Shot at twilight a fellow photographer creates an orb of light in front of Balanced Rock in Arches National Park

press to zoom
Tower Arch
Tower Arch

Off the beaten path you'll find Tower Arch - well worth the hike

press to zoom
False Kiva
False Kiva

Another tricky hike, this location is well hidden and takes some effort to locate

press to zoom
Orange Cliffs
Orange Cliffs

View towards the Orange Cliffs in Canyonlands

press to zoom
Tree - Morning Glory Arch
Tree - Morning Glory Arch

Along the trail to Morning Glory Arch in Negro Bill Canyon outside of Moab

press to zoom
Dead Horse Point
Dead Horse Point

Wind blown and twisted - one of many Junipers at Dead Horse Point

press to zoom
Culvert Canyon
Culvert Canyon

Striking colors in the rocks along Culvert Canyon near Moab

press to zoom
1/2