Partition Arch

This is the Partition Arch located in Arches National Park. This is by far my favorite view of this arch as it looks out over the landscape below, but it is hard to see why they call it “partition.” If you look up in the right hand corner of this image you can see what…

Peak Above the Garden

The massive Pikes Peak looms over the majestic red rock formations that make up the Garden of the Gods Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The snow-covered trees look like fake miniatures when put in contrast to the scale of the rocks and the mountain.

Surprise Arch

Surprise! It is an arch. This arch is the aptly named Surprise Arch located inside the Fiery Furnace area of Arches National Park. The furnace is a maze of towering rock fins. It is highly recommended that you go on a guided hiking trip through this area as it is very easy to get turned around and…

Snow Dust

I find a lot of  beauty in the way the reddish-orange rocks of the Garden of the Gods formation are dusted in white, standing out against a Colorado blue sky. Each snow-covered tree limb is seemingly etched into the sky. It is simple, yet complex and beautiful.

Mesa Sunflare

This is the Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park. Viewing the sunrise here can be crowded and it is a long drive from Moab, Utah in the dark, but well worth the effort. I have been here a few times and walked out on the top of the arch. If you can overcome the vertigo…

Painted Hoodoo

This kind of rock formation is known as a hoodoo. This particular one can be found in the Paint Mines Interpretive Park located in Calhan, Colorado. This naturally eroded landscape is a nice surprise in what is otherwise a very flat part of Colorado. There are a few trails in the park, but the riverbed that runs through these…

A Garden Sunrise

The sun rises on Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This is the #1 U.S. park in 2014, according to tripdvisor.com, and #2 in the world. High praise for sure and I can understand why. This is a beautiful piece of land, set aside for the enjoyment of all generations. I can do no better than…

Mesa Arch

This is the epic view through Mesa Arch. The arch is found at the cliff’s edge of a short, half-mile roundtrip trail inside the Island in the Sky area of Canyonlands National Park. Canyonlands, in my opinion, is one of the most underrated national parks—probably due to its size, relative remoteness, and difficulty to explore. This place…