15 November 2008

Southern Utah: day 2

On the second day of our southern Utah trip, we did a little more of Zion (at times in a downpour), and by noon, we were on the road towards Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. We stopped to see the Great Arch and Checkerboard Mesa on the way out….

We got a little peak into Bryce Canyon (the red part in the middle), but we didn’t stop there (next time)….

And the red rock formations of Dixie State Forest struck me as nearly comical in their perfect “Disney-esque” color and size.

some other neat photos....

We must have just missed the gorgeous autumn color of this aspen forest!

We zipped through Capitol Reef National Park, with just enough daylight to snap some pictures of Chimney Rock, The Castle and to make the one-mile hike out to Hickman Bridge….

After that, the sun set and we headed back to Las Vegas.

more red rock at Capitol Reef

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