Canyonlands National Park, Needles District

While the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands provides a birds eye view of the northern part of the Park, the Needles District puts you right in at the base of the action. Even the drive into the Park, which is a pretty long slog from Moab, provides amazing views of valleys and cliffs.… Continue reading Canyonlands National Park, Needles District

Dead Horse Point State Park

Dead Horse Point State Park, just north of Moab, Utah, sits on a mesa about 2000 feet above the canyon floor where the Colorado River has carved a deep channel that snakes through the valley. Dead Horse Point derives its name from a legend, so says the literature handed out at the park entrance, about… Continue reading Dead Horse Point State Park

Red Rock in Sedona, AZ

Two nights in Sedona, Arizona, was perfect for relaxing and soaking in the scenery. The main drag in downtown Sedona definitely caters to tourists, with a fairly wide gap between very high-end jewelry, art and clothing boutiques and the typical tourist-kitsch stores. Our primary focus was enjoyment of the fresh air, sunshine and breathtaking scenery,… Continue reading Red Rock in Sedona, AZ