The Red Rocks of the American Southwest

The Spanish word color often signifies the colour red. Colorado (coloured) is the a description (and name) of a place with a lot of red-coloured rocks.

We were flying to Mexico City over some of the red, red rocks of the American Southwest. I wasn’t exactly sure where we were but there were almost no signs of life in this beautiful barren country. Aerial shot of a red desert from our flight across the southwest US to Mexico CityAn abstract painting in red. Aerial shot of a dried out river bed from our flight across the southwest US to Mexico CityThis inky blue-black river reminds me of the intensity of water colour in Lake Powell. There are no signs of life other than a squiggly line that may or may not be a road; if it is there is nothing travelling along it. Aerial shot of a snaky blue-black river from our flight across the southwest US to Mexico CityLake Powell, the same blue-black water, but the land is a paler red and people live and play there. Although now that I look at the photo I see there is no one there other than us. 
Lake Powell in Utah/Arizona, USAMexican Hat, a balancing rock in the American Southwest.
Mexican Hat, a Balancing Rock in the American Southwest Car mirror reflecting the Valley of Gods in the American Southwest.Car mirror reflecting the Valley of Gods in the American Southwest Delicate Arch at sunset in Utah’s Arches National Park.Delicate Arch at sunset in Utah's Arches National ParkDead Horse Point gets its name from a horse that died within sight of water, unable to reach it.
Dead Horse Point State Park in UtahThis rock formation can be seen at North Entrance of Canyonlands National Park.Dead Horse Point State ParkPinnacles at Monument Valley, the site of many ‘Old West’ movies. Monument Valley, a flat sandy desert filled sandstone buttes and pinnacles, within the Navajo Indian Reservation straddling the border lands of Arizona and Utah in the American SouthwestSandstone rock formations in Bryce Canyon National Park.sandstone rock formations in Bryce Canyon National Park Dried red mud landscape along Hwy 128 near Moab in Utah.
Dried red mud landscape along Hwy 128 near Moab Lower Antelope Canyon.Lower Antelope CanyonRed sandstone abstract, part of the sandstone surf at ‘The Wave’ in Coyote Butte by the Utah Arizona border. the red sandstone formations at the Wave in Utah

8 responses to “The Red Rocks of the American Southwest

  1. Wow, impressive photos. I was glad you included Utah in your collection. Bryce Canyon is one of the most unique and beautiful natural places I’ve ever been.

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