Canyons of Southeast Utah (and part of Colorado)

The arid canyon terrain in Utah, especially near the town of Escalante, 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.

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

Coyote Buttes, White Pockets, Buckskin Gulch (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)

The Lower West Side (of Escalante River): Fools Canyon and the Bobway (April / May 2007)

The Lower East Side (of Escalante River);
Davis Gulch; Sheffield Road Joints (April 2006)

Phipps Arch, Collet Top Arch, Bighorn Canyons, Red Breaks Canyon, Moody Canyons (March 2005)

Secret Spire and Funnel Arch (Moab; November 2004)

Waterpocket Fold and Hall's Narrows
Pritchett Arch, Moab (March 2004)

Mineral and Hypatia Canyons (Moab; March 2003)

Angel and Corona Arches (Canyonlands and Moab; March 2002)

Elephant Canyon in Needles District of Canyonlands (May 2001)

Lower East Side (Stevens, Rose, Fold, Shofar, Hydra, Icahbod, and Beryl Canyons; April 2000)

Brimstone Canyon (April 2000)

Hall's Narrows (March 2000)

Choprock and Neon Canyons and the Golden Cathedral (May 1999)

Spooky and Peek-A-Boo Canyons (March 1997)

Explorer Canyon (February 1994)

Created with the Wolfram Language