Leaving Zion Canyon

Zion Canyon National Park, Utah, USA, 23rd October 2014.

Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA, Utah, Zion Canyon

This is dawn at Springdale, Utah, just outside Zion Canyon National Park but looking towards it.

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Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA, Utah, Zion Canyon

Later, after breakfast, we headed off towards Bryce Canyon National Park.   The road, still inside Zion Canyon National Park, was a twisting wonderland, with tunnels and not many places to park a vehicle.  Wonderful views abounded (when not inside the tunnels) with vistas and canyons and autumn colours.

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Most of these images are from walking in small canyons beside the road though some are from the road.

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Here are layers and layers of rock laid down over the millenia as sand dunes turned to sandstone.

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Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA, Utah, Zion Canyon

Further on, outside the National Park, we came to a farm with some strange-looking cattle – well, bison actually.

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Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA, Utah, Zion Canyon.

6 comments on “Leaving Zion Canyon

  1. Outstanding photos! We did a 3-week SW National Parks loop once and this post brings back some great memories. That region’s landscape is really magical. You’ve shown it with your lens.

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  2. leecleland says:

    Beautiful photography as always Murray and the autumn colours add a special something to the images.

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  3. Jim Mason says:

    Stunning photographs and landscapes Murray. Interesting info on the history as well. Cheers mate.

    Jim Mason

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