Utah Landscape Photos

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Waterfall at Temple of Sinawava during peak flow following spring rainstorm.  Zion Canyon, Zion National Park, Utah
Waterfall at Temple of Sinawava during peak flow following spring rainstorm. Zion Canyon.
Extended High Mountain pose, Utthita Tadasana, sunrise on Mesa Arch, Utah.  An exuberant hiker greets the dawning sun from atop Mesa Arch, Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park
Extended High Mountain pose, Utthita Tadasana, sunrise on Mesa Arch, Utah. An exuberant hiker greets the dawning sun from atop Mesa Arch.
Milky Way and Shooting Star over Delicate Arch, as stars cover the night sky. (Note: this image was created before a ban on light-painting in Arches National Park was put into effect.  Light-painting is no longer permitted in Arches National Park)
Milky Way and Shooting Star over Delicate Arch, as stars cover the night sky. (Note: this image was created before a ban on light-painting in Arches National Park was put into effect. Light-painting is no longer permitted in Arches National Park).
Hiker in North Window, sunset, western face.  North Window is a natural sandstone arch 90 feet wide and 48 feet high, Arches National Park, Utah
Hiker in North Window, sunset, western face. North Window is a natural sandstone arch 90 feet wide and 48 feet high.
Milky Way over the Watchman, Zion National Park.  The Milky Way galaxy rises in the night sky above the the Watchman
Milky Way over the Watchman, Zion National Park. The Milky Way galaxy rises in the night sky above the the Watchman.
The Tree of Eons, a spectacular dendritic formation in the Bentonic Hills of Utah. Fantastic colorful sedimentary patterns, ancient Bentonite layers are exposed through erosion in the Utah Badlands. The Bentonite Hills are composed of the Brushy Basin shale member of the Morrison Formation. This layer was formed during Jurassic times when mud, silt, fine sand, and volcanic ash were deposited in swamps and lakes.  Photographed just before sunrise with soft pre-dawn illumination. Aerial panoramic photograph
The Tree of Eons, a spectacular dendritic formation in the Bentonic Hills of Utah. Fantastic colorful sedimentary patterns, ancient Bentonite layers are exposed through erosion in the Utah Badlands. The Bentonite Hills are composed of the Brushy Basin shale member of the Morrison Formation. This layer was formed during Jurassic times when mud, silt, fine sand, and volcanic ash were deposited in swamps and lakes. Photographed just before sunrise with soft pre-dawn illumination. Aerial panoramic photograph.
A hiker greets the dawn, with Turret Arch in the distance viewed through North Window at Sunrise, Arches National Park, Utah
A hiker greets the dawn, with Turret Arch in the distance viewed through North Window at Sunrise.
Light Painting and the Milky Way and Stars over Delicate Arch, at night, Arches National Park, Utah (Note: this image was created before a ban on light-painting in Arches National Park was put into effect.  Light-painting is no longer permitted in Arches National Park)
Light Painting and the Milky Way and Stars over Delicate Arch, at night, Arches National Park, Utah (Note: this image was created before a ban on light-painting in Arches National Park was put into effect. Light-painting is no longer permitted in Arches National Park).
Owachomo Bridge and Milky Way.  Owachomo Bridge, a natural stone bridge standing 106' high and spanning 130' wide,stretches across a canyon with the Milky Way crossing the night sky, Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah
Owachomo Bridge and Milky Way. Owachomo Bridge, a natural stone bridge standing 106' high and spanning 130' wide,stretches across a canyon with the Milky Way crossing the night sky.
Panorama of the Milky Way over Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, Utah
Panorama of the Milky Way over Mesa Arch.
The Virgin River flows by autumn cottonwood trees, part of the Virgin River Narrows.  This is a fantastic hike in fall with the comfortable temperatures, beautiful fall colors and light crowds, Zion National Park, Utah
The Virgin River flows by autumn cottonwood trees, part of the Virgin River Narrows. This is a fantastic hike in fall with the comfortable temperatures, beautiful fall colors and light crowds.
Landscape Arch and Milky Way, stars rise over the arch at night. (Note: this image was created before a ban on light-painting in Arches National Park was put into effect.  Light-painting is no longer permitted in Arches National Park)
Landscape Arch and Milky Way, stars rise over the arch at night. (Note: this image was created before a ban on light-painting in Arches National Park was put into effect. Light-painting is no longer permitted in Arches National Park).
The Virgin River Narrows, where the Virgin River has carved deep, narrow canyons through the Zion National Park sandstone, creating one of the finest hikes in the world
The Virgin River Narrows, where the Virgin River has carved deep, narrow canyons through the Zion National Park sandstone, creating one of the finest hikes in the world.
Delicate Arch at Sunset, Arches National Park
Delicate Arch at Sunset, Arches National Park.
Archangel Falls in autumn, near the Subway in North Creek Canyon, with maples and cottonwoods turning fall colors, Zion National Park, Utah
Archangel Falls in autumn, near the Subway in North Creek Canyon, with maples and cottonwoods turning fall colors.
Sunset at Dead Horse Point Overlook, with the Colorado River flowing 2,000 feet below. 300 million years of erosion has carved the expansive canyons, cliffs and walls below and surrounding Deadhorse Point, Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah
Sunset at Dead Horse Point Overlook, with the Colorado River flowing 2,000 feet below. 300 million years of erosion has carved the expansive canyons, cliffs and walls below and surrounding Deadhorse Point.
Stars over the Tower of Babel, starry night, Arches National Park, Utah. (Note: this image was created before a ban on light-painting in Arches National Park was put into effect.  Light-painting is no longer permitted in Arches National Park)
Stars over the Tower of Babel, starry night, Arches National Park, Utah. (Note: this image was created before a ban on light-painting in Arches National Park was put into effect. Light-painting is no longer permitted in Arches National Park).
The Virgin River Narrows, where the Virgin River has carved deep, narrow canyons through the Zion National Park sandstone, creating one of the finest hikes in the world
The Virgin River Narrows, where the Virgin River has carved deep, narrow canyons through the Zion National Park sandstone, creating one of the finest hikes in the world.
Milky Way over the Watchman, Zion National Park.  The Milky Way galaxy rises in the night sky above the the Watchman
Milky Way over the Watchman, Zion National Park. The Milky Way galaxy rises in the night sky above the the Watchman.
Dawn over the Skyline Rim, Factory Bench and Lower Blue Hills, Utah. The Henry Mountains are in the distance
Dawn over the Skyline Rim, Factory Bench and Lower Blue Hills, Utah. The Henry Mountains are in the distance.
Delicate Arch, dusted with snow, at sunset, with the snow-covered La Sal mountains in the distance.  Delicate Arch stands 45 feet high, with a span of 33 feet, atop of bowl of slickrock sandstone, Arches National Park, Utah
Delicate Arch, dusted with snow, at sunset, with the snow-covered La Sal mountains in the distance. Delicate Arch stands 45 feet high, with a span of 33 feet, atop of bowl of slickrock sandstone.
The Virgin River flows by autumn cottonwood trees, part of the Virgin River Narrows.  This is a fantastic hike in fall with the comfortable temperatures, beautiful fall colors and light crowds, Zion National Park, Utah
The Virgin River flows by autumn cottonwood trees, part of the Virgin River Narrows. This is a fantastic hike in fall with the comfortable temperatures, beautiful fall colors and light crowds.
Water rushes through a narrow crack, in the red sandstone of Zion National Park, with fallen autumn leaves
Water rushes through a narrow crack, in the red sandstone of Zion National Park, with fallen autumn leaves.
Fantastic colorful sedimentary patterns of Bentonite layers, seen as striations exposed in the Utah Badlands. The Bentonite Hills are composed of the Brushy Basin shale member of the Morrison Formation formed during Jurassic times when mud, silt, fine sand, and volcanic ash were deposited in swamps and lakes into layers, now revealed through erosion. Aerial photograph
Fantastic colorful sedimentary patterns of Bentonite layers, seen as striations exposed in the Utah Badlands. The Bentonite Hills are composed of the Brushy Basin shale member of the Morrison Formation formed during Jurassic times when mud, silt, fine sand, and volcanic ash were deposited in swamps and lakes into layers, now revealed through erosion. Aerial photograph.
Erosion patterns in the Utah Badlands, aerial abstract photo, Hanksville
Erosion patterns in the Utah Badlands, aerial abstract photo.
Colorado River and Sorrel River Ranch, Moab, Utah.  The Dome Plateau rises over the river on the left
Colorado River and Sorrel River Ranch, Moab, Utah. The Dome Plateau rises over the river on the left.
Molly's Castle, aerial view, Goblin Valley State Park. Curtis Formation whiteish caprock is on top, with reddish Entrada Sandstone below, both of Jurassic era.  Molly's castle lies in the San Rafael desert near Goblin Valley, and drains into the Colorado River watershed. Aerial panoramic photograph
Molly's Castle, aerial view, Goblin Valley State Park. Curtis Formation whiteish caprock is on top, with reddish Entrada Sandstone below, both of Jurassic era. Molly's castle lies in the San Rafael desert near Goblin Valley, and drains into the Colorado River watershed. Aerial panoramic photograph.
Hickman Bridge, Capitol Reef National Park
Hickman Bridge, Capitol Reef National Park.
Milky Way and Stars over Delicate Arch, at night, Arches National Park, Utah (Note: this image was created before a ban on light-painting in Arches National Park was put into effect.  Light-painting is no longer permitted in Arches National Park)
Milky Way and Stars over Delicate Arch, at night, Arches National Park, Utah (Note: this image was created before a ban on light-painting in Arches National Park was put into effect. Light-painting is no longer permitted in Arches National Park).
The Organ at sunrise, Courthouse Towers, Arches National Park
The Organ at sunrise, Courthouse Towers, Arches National Park.
Stars over Corona Arch at Night, Moab, Utah
Stars over Corona Arch at Night, Moab, Utah.
Milky Way over Sandstone Fins. Sandstone fins stand on edge.  Vertical fractures separate standing plates of sandstone that are eroded into freestanding fins, that may one day further erode into arches. (Note: this image was created before a ban on light-painting in Arches National Park was put into effect.  Light-painting is no longer permitted in Arches National Park)
Milky Way over Sandstone Fins. Sandstone fins stand on edge. Vertical fractures separate standing plates of sandstone that are eroded into freestanding fins, that may one day further erode into arches. (Note: this image was created before a ban on light-painting in Arches National Park was put into effect. Light-painting is no longer permitted in Arches National Park).
The Windows at sunset, Arches National Park, North Window
The Windows at sunset, Arches National Park.
Yellow cottonwood trees in autumn, fall colors in the Virgin River Narrows in Zion National Park
Yellow cottonwood trees in autumn, fall colors in the Virgin River Narrows in Zion National Park.
The Subway, a iconic eroded sandstone formation in Zion National Park
The Subway, a iconic eroded sandstone formation in Zion National Park.
The Virgin River flows through the Zion Narrows, with tall sandstone walls towering hundreds of feet above, Virgin River Narrows, Zion National Park, Utah
The Virgin River flows through the Zion Narrows, with tall sandstone walls towering hundreds of feet above.
Photographer in the Virgin River Narrows, with flowing water, autumn cottonwood trees and towering red sandstone cliffs, Zion National Park, Utah
Photographer in the Virgin River Narrows, with flowing water, autumn cottonwood trees and towering red sandstone cliffs.
Delicate Arch and Milky Way, lit by quarter moon, hiker's flashlight and the fading blue sky one hour after sunset.  Arches National Park, Utah. (Note: this image was created before a ban on light-painting in Arches National Park was put into effect.  Light-painting is no longer permitted in Arches National Park)
Delicate Arch and Milky Way, lit by quarter moon, hiker's flashlight and the fading blue sky one hour after sunset. Arches National Park, Utah. (Note: this image was created before a ban on light-painting in Arches National Park was put into effect. Light-painting is no longer permitted in Arches National Park).
Fantastic colorful sedimentary patterns, Bentonite layers are seen as striations exposed in the Utah Badlands, part of the Chinle Formation formed during the Upper Triassic Period.  Aerial photograph
Fantastic colorful sedimentary patterns, Bentonite layers are seen as striations exposed in the Utah Badlands, part of the Chinle Formation formed during the Upper Triassic Period. Aerial photograph.
Owachomo Bridge and Milky Way.  Owachomo Bridge, a natural stone bridge standing 106' high and spanning 130' wide,stretches across a canyon with the Milky Way crossing the night sky, Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah
Owachomo Bridge and Milky Way. Owachomo Bridge, a natural stone bridge standing 106' high and spanning 130' wide,stretches across a canyon with the Milky Way crossing the night sky.
Owachomo Bridge and Star Trails, at night.  Owachomo Bridge, a natural stone bridge standing 106' high and spanning 130' wide,stretches across a canyon with the Milky Way crossing the night sky, Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah
Owachomo Bridge and Star Trails, at night. Owachomo Bridge, a natural stone bridge standing 106' high and spanning 130' wide,stretches across a canyon with the Milky Way crossing the night sky.
Balanced Rock and Moon at night, Arches National Park
Balanced Rock and Moon at night, Arches National Park.
Canyonlands National Park panorama
Canyonlands National Park panorama.
Balanced Rock, a narrow sandstone tower, appears poised to topple, Arches National Park, Utah
Balanced Rock, a narrow sandstone tower, appears poised to topple.
Soda Springs Basin from Green River Overlook, Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park, Utah
Soda Springs Basin from Green River Overlook, Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park, Utah.
Landscape Arch and Milky Way, stars rise over the arch at night. (Note: this image was created before a ban on light-painting in Arches National Park was put into effect.  Light-painting is no longer permitted in Arches National Park)
Landscape Arch and Milky Way, stars rise over the arch at night. (Note: this image was created before a ban on light-painting in Arches National Park was put into effect. Light-painting is no longer permitted in Arches National Park).
Wilson Arch rises high above route 191 in eastern Utah, with a span of 91 feet and a height of 46 feet
Wilson Arch rises high above route 191 in eastern Utah, with a span of 91 feet and a height of 46 feet.
Small waterfalls and autumn trees, along the left fork in North Creek Canyon, with maple and cottonwood trees turning fall colors, Zion National Park, Utah
Small waterfalls and autumn trees, along the left fork in North Creek Canyon, with maple and cottonwood trees turning fall colors.
Balanced Rock and Milky Way stars at night. (Note: this image was created before a ban on light-painting in Arches National Park was put into effect.  Light-painting is no longer permitted in Arches National Park)
Balanced Rock and Milky Way stars at night. (Note: this image was created before a ban on light-painting in Arches National Park was put into effect. Light-painting is no longer permitted in Arches National Park).
Moon and Stars over Balanced Rock, Arches National Park (Note: this image was created before a ban on light-painting in Arches National Park was put into effect.  Light-painting is no longer permitted in Arches National Park)
Moon and Stars over Balanced Rock, Arches National Park (Note: this image was created before a ban on light-painting in Arches National Park was put into effect. Light-painting is no longer permitted in Arches National Park).
Mesa Arch Sunrise, Canyonlands National Park, Utah
Mesa Arch Sunrise, Canyonlands National Park, Utah.
Sunset over Garden of the Gods, Arches National Park
Sunset over Garden of the Gods, Arches National Park.
Navajo sandstone forms the cliffs and walls of Zion National Park. The sandstone reaches a thickness of 2300 feet and consists of ancient cemented desert sand dunes. Horizontal lines, commonly called crossbedding, represent layers of wind-blown sand that built up into sand dunes. These dunes were then buried, and the sand grains glued together by calcite and iron oxide to form sandstone
Navajo sandstone forms the cliffs and walls of Zion National Park. The sandstone reaches a thickness of 2300 feet and consists of ancient cemented desert sand dunes. Horizontal lines, commonly called crossbedding, represent layers of wind-blown sand that built up into sand dunes. These dunes were then buried, and the sand grains glued together by calcite and iron oxide to form sandstone.
Canyonlands National Park, winter, viewed from Grandview Point.  Island in the Sky
Canyonlands National Park, winter, viewed from Grandview Point. Island in the Sky.
Pine Tree Arch on the Devil's Garden Trail in Arches National Park
Pine Tree Arch on the Devil's Garden Trail in Arches National Park.
Fins.  The vertical slabs of Entrada sandstone may become natural sandstone arches, Arches National Park, Utah
Fins. The vertical slabs of Entrada sandstone may become natural sandstone arches.
Erosion patterns in the Utah Badlands, aerial abstract photo, Hanksville
Erosion patterns in the Utah Badlands, aerial abstract photo.
Lower Blue Hills Badlands, sunrise, Utah
Lower Blue Hills Badlands, sunrise, Utah.
Stars over Corona Arch at Night, Moab, Utah
Stars over Corona Arch at Night, Moab, Utah.
The Milky Way rises in the sky above the Toadstool Hoodoos near the Paria Rimrocks.  Rimrock Hoodoos, Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument, Utah
The Milky Way rises in the sky above the Toadstool Hoodoos near the Paria Rimrocks. Rimrock Hoodoos.
West Temple, The Sundial and the Altar of Sacrifice lit by soft alpenglow, about 20 minutes before sunrise, Zion National Park, Utah
West Temple, The Sundial and the Altar of Sacrifice lit by soft alpenglow, about 20 minutes before sunrise.
Hickman Bridge, Capitol Reef National Park. A natural bridge formed by water eroding it from below, Hickman Bridge is one of the most spectacular and easily accessible natural bridges in the United States
Hickman Bridge, Capitol Reef National Park. A natural bridge formed by water eroding it from below, Hickman Bridge is one of the most spectacular and easily accessible natural bridges in the United States.
The Milky Way arching over Mesa Arch at night, Canyonlands National Park, Utah
The Milky Way arching over Mesa Arch at night.
Milky Way arches over Delicate Arch, as stars cover the night sky. (Note: this image was created before a ban on light-painting in Arches National Park was put into effect.  Light-painting is no longer permitted in Arches National Park)
Milky Way arches over Delicate Arch, as stars cover the night sky. (Note: this image was created before a ban on light-painting in Arches National Park was put into effect. Light-painting is no longer permitted in Arches National Park).
Milky Way through North Window, Arches National Park
Milky Way through North Window, Arches National Park.
Hiker and Milky Way through North Window, Arches National Park
Hiker and Milky Way through North Window, Arches National Park.
Toadstool Hoodoos near the Paria Rimrocks, Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument, Utah
Toadstool Hoodoos near the Paria Rimrocks.
Balanced Rock, a narrow sandstone tower, appears poised to topple, Arches National Park, Utah
Balanced Rock, a narrow sandstone tower, appears poised to topple.
Sandstone fins stand on edge.  Vertical fractures separate standing plates of sandstone that are eroded into freestanding fins, that may one day further erode into arches, Arches National Park, Utah
Sandstone fins stand on edge. Vertical fractures separate standing plates of sandstone that are eroded into freestanding fins, that may one day further erode into arches.
Toadstool Hoodoos near the Paria Rimrocks, Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument, Utah
Toadstool Hoodoos near the Paria Rimrocks.
The Virgin River Narrows, where the Virgin River has carved deep, narrow canyons through the Zion National Park sandstone, creating one of the finest hikes in the world
The Virgin River Narrows, where the Virgin River has carved deep, narrow canyons through the Zion National Park sandstone, creating one of the finest hikes in the world.
Dead Horse Point Overlook, with the Colorado River flowing 2,000 feet below.  300 million years of erosion has carved the expansive canyons, cliffs and walls below and surrounding Deadhorse Point, Deadhorse Point State Park, Utah
Dead Horse Point Overlook, with the Colorado River flowing 2,000 feet below. 300 million years of erosion has carved the expansive canyons, cliffs and walls below and surrounding Deadhorse Point.
Inflatable cop.  Kanab's Finest, hard at work.  A Kanab police officer actively enforcing the speed limit in the town of Kanab, Utah
Inflatable cop. Kanab's Finest, hard at work. A Kanab police officer actively enforcing the speed limit in the town of Kanab, Utah.