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Some More Pics From Capitol Reef National Park

 

Cathedral Valley

 

Like A Rainbow

 

 

 

Temples Of The Moon and The Sun

 

 

Dark clouds pass over the Henry Mountains near Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

 

 

Highway 24 weaves its way through the heart of Capitol Reef National Park.

 

Nice sunset, nice fire and a nice 12 pack of Corona Beer.

 

 

 

Dixie National Forest adjacent to Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

 

 


Cathedral Valley At Sunset

Light from the setting sun is cast upon the pinnacles and spires at Cathedral Valley at Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Cathedral Valley In Monochrome

Storm clouds appear over Cathedral Valley at Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

 

 

 

 

 

 


Utah’s Colorful Caineville Mesa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The colorful and unusual sandstone rock formations and clay beds along Caineville Mesa in Southern Utah


Preview Of Last Week’s Trip To the Aptly Named Cathedral Valley

Cathedral Valley is in a remote section of the remote Capitol Reef National Park in Utah. You have to drive about 25 miles on a rough and rocky road from the central area of the park to get there. I hope they never build a paved road to Cathedral Valley because those who travel on the road are truly rewarded for their effort. Here’s a glimpse of the valley nearing sunset. Many more images to follow soon.

The only things missing from this cathedral-like setting are the Gargoyles!

Wide angle shot using 2 images.

 

Super wide angle stitching 3 images in Photoshop.

 


Utah’s Extraterrestrial Highway

Highway 24 is a fascinating stretch of remoteness and anomalies.  I’ve never been to Mars but images of its landscape are remindful of the sandstone quirks along Highway 24.

Unusual sandstone rock formations are seen along Utah's rural Highway 24.

Unusual sandstone rock formations are seen along Utah’s rural Highway 24.

 

Unusual sandstone rock formations are seen along Utah's rural Highway 24.

Classic desert sky………

 

Unusual sandstone rock formations are seen along Utah's rural Highway 24.

Looks like an abandoned Buddhist Temple

 

Unusual sandstone rock formations are seen along Utah's rural Highway 24.

A Manhattan Office Tower?

 

Unusual sandstone rock formations are seen along Utah's rural Highway 24.

A wind storm passes through the dusty hamlet of Hanksville. Henry Mountains in back.

 

Highway 24 at Capitol Reef National Park.

Highway 24 at Capitol Reef National Park.

Unusual sandstone rock formations are seen along Utah's rural Highway 24 at Capitol Reef National park.

 

Unusual sandstone rock formations are seen along Utah's rural Highway 24.

Factory Butte

 

Unusual sandstone rock formations are seen along Utah's rural Highway 24.

With Teeth

 

Highway 24

I Want To Believe

 

Unusual sandstone rock formations are seen along Utah's rural Highway 24.

 

Unusual sandstone rock formations are seen along Utah's rural Highway 24.

 

Unusual sandstone rock formations are seen along Utah's rural Highway 24.