Canyons of Southeast Utah (and part of Colorado)

The arid canyon terrain in Utah, especially near the towns of Escalante and Page (Arizona), is surely unique in the world. There is a very large area containing an amazing diversity of canyons, from the frighteningly narrow Brimstone Canyon, to the sculpted delicacy of Peek-A-Boo and Spooky, to the wide meanders and rincons of Hall's Narrows. Opportunities for interesting photography abound. Below are two unusual images. The first is by me of a totally natural feature. Can you figure out what the subject is? E-mail me for the answer (wagon [at] macalester [dot] edu). The second, used with permission, was taken by Ricki Brown of Escalante in the Golden Cathedral and is a remarkable combination of light, water, rock, and humanity. Below these two is The Wave, in North Coyote Buttes.



Tip Top Arch and Hidden Moonshine Arch (November, 2021)

Page: Edmaiers Secret, Kanab Slots, Castle Rock, Sidestep Canyon, Paria Town, Alcove Springs (October, 2021)

Mystery Arch in the San Rafael Swell (May 7, 2021)

Page: Sidestep Canyon, Edmaiers Secret, White Pocket, Yellow Rock, Wahweap, Sam Pollock Arch) (April 2021)

Page: Narnia Arch, Stone Donkey (Oct 2020)

Page: Edmaier’s Secret, Double Barrel Arch, Stud Horse Point, Narrow Fork of Blue Wonder, Paria Windows (May 2020)

Page: Hoodoos, Edmaier’s Secret, Sidestep Canyon, Blue Wonder Slot, Yellow Rock, Red Top, Upheaval Dome  (November 2019)

Page: Hoodoos, Edmaier’s Secret, Sidestep Canyon; and Cavern Arch near Moab (April 2019)

Page: Hoodoos, Moab Covert Arch (October 2018)

Blanding (Tower House, Citadel) and Moab (Cobblestone Bridge) (April 2018)

Page (The Wave) and Blanding (House on Fire, Fallen Roof Ruin, Honeycomb Roof Ruin) (October 2017)

Willis Gulch, Bull Valley Gorge, Muley Twist, South Coyote Buttes, Canyon X, Antelope Canyon, Rattlesnake Canyon, Owl Canyon) (April 2017)

Faraway Arch, Belvedere Arch, The Hourglass (Navajo Nation, Utah) (October 2016)

Coyote Buttes, White Pockets, Buckskin Gulch, Wiregrass Canyon (Arizona) (October 2016)

Antelope Canyon (Page, Arizona) (May 2016)

Valley of Fire (Overton, Nevada) and Snow Canyon (St. George, Utah) (March 2016)

Grand Junction (Colo.) area: Black Ridge Canyon (Colorado) Arches;
Mee, Rattlesnake, Jones Canyons; Lemon Squeezer (2010, 2011, 2012, 2015)

La Luz Week Again and Death Hollow Backpack (April-May 2010)

Goblins of Colorado and Rattlesnake Canyon (May 2009)

La Luz Week and Georgies Camp Canyon Circumnavigation (April 2009)

TukuhnikiVista Arch (Moab; May 2008)

Zebra Slot
Egypt 3
The Origami Traverse (aka Advanced Fold Canyon; April 2008)