Grandest of Canyons

The Grand Canyon. It is a place that I would recommend everyone make a pilgrimage to at least once in their lifetime. If you haven’t been, than you can’t truly understand the scale of this landscape. I have been lucky enough to see many canyons in my lifetime. Some very deep, some wide, but this scar in…

The West

This is what I envisioned all of the West looking like when I was a child. Rough, exposed red rocks shooting up out of a desolate land. This is at the end of the Island in the Sky area of Canyonlands National Park. The rock formation standing alone is known as the Candlestick Butte. Beyond that…

Over The Edge

A view over the edge of the 2,000′ deep sheer wall that makes up the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. I took this picture from Exclamation Point along the North Vista Trail. This park isn’t easy to get to as its hours away from the nearest interstate and the North Rim is even more off the…

Scale Black Canyon

That is me standing atop Warner Point, looking down the Black Canyon as the water of the Gunnison River rages 2,000′ below. The 1.5 mile trail to where the photo was taken is a fairly easy nature trail. If you want to make it to where I am on Warner Point, well, that is a bit of…

Mesa View

This is a view from the top of a mesa in Mesa Verde National Park. The flat layer of sandstone towards the top of the cliff walls is where the ancient Pueblo cliff dwellings are found. The people who lived here would farm the land on the mesa above and build their homes in the cleft of…

The Painted Wall

This mangled looking cliff wall is known as the Painted Wall, located on the north side of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. The Gunnison River at the base of the canyon drops 34′ per mile. This steep water flow is what has caused the river to carve such a relatively narrow canyon this deep….

Castlewood Canyon

This is Castlewood Canyon State Park, which lies along Highway 83 between Colorado Springs and Denver, Colorado. It is a great place to go hiking or rock climbing. The park boasts a bit of history as well. Pictured here is the Cherry Creek Bridge, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The…

Cut by Time

It can be hard to fathom the scale of a slot canyon like The Narrows in Zion National Park in Utah. It is a canyon that in places rises a 1,000′ on either side. Pictures struggle to do this kind of scale justice. This image is one of my best attempts to show the scale of this canyon, but…