This was one of the last stops on our road trip from Colorado to Arizona and back again through Utah. We ended here at night and woke up to this beautiful scenic landscape.
Canyonlands National Park is located in southeastern Utah near the town of Moab. It preserves a colorful landscape eroded into countless canyons, mesas, and buttes by the Colorado River, the Green River, and their respective tributaries. Legislation creating the park was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on September 12, 1964
The park is divided into four districts: the Island in the Sky, the Needles, the Maze, and the rivers themselves. While these areas share a primitive desert atmosphere, each retains its own character. Two large river canyons are carved into the Colorado Plateau by the Colorado River and Green River.
Weird fact: Nineteenth century cowboys corralled wild horses onto today’s Dead Horse Point State Park. Supposedly, one herd left on the point died of thirst.
Scientific fact: Cataract Canyon may be one of the world’s most actively filling canyons. Scientists discovered 260 feet of sediment below the water’s surface.
Utah fine art nature landscape photography and stock images by James Bo Insogna (C) – All Rights Reserved.
The morning magic hour, this is a large 9 image wide panorama scenic at a colorful dawn of the City of Boulder Colorado and beyond. Boulder is at an elevation of 5,400 feet above sea-level, the city is located 30 miles northwest of the Colorado state capital of Denver.
Boulder is home to the main campus of the University of Colorado, the state’s largest university. In January 2010, Boulder was named one of the Top 25 Destinations in the U.S. according to TripAdvisor. Lonely Planet has named Boulder the #7 Top US Travel Destination for 2012. (December 2011). In 2010, Boulder was named one of America’s Nine Best College Towns by IndependentTraveler.com and one of the Top 12 Best College Football Towns by the Associated Press. (Prints available online – Boulder Colorado Dawn City Lights Panorama)
Colorado offers such a great active lifestyle. Everywhere you turn there is nature’s beauty to enjoy, add incredible weather on top of it and you have the perfect Colorado lifestyle. It is places like and views like this that made me fall in Love with Colorado and Boulder County. This is a short drive up the foothills of the Rocky Mountain Flagstaff mountain and you get a view of snow covered mountain peaks as well as out into the plains. My new happy place. Everyone should take a walk in the woods it does a body good to get in touch with the peacefulness of nature. I could sit on the bench in the forest for hours and gaze at the view. ( Prints for sale online – Taking In The View )
A scenic overlook and colorful sunrise sky from the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with a view of the city of Boulder Colorado, Boulder County and out into the plains to Longmont. The city of Boulder is 5,430 feet (more than a mile) above sea level. Nearby Denver has an altitude of 5,280 feet and is known as the Mile High City. According to Bicycling magazine, Boulder is one of America’s Best Bike Cities. (Ranked #3 May 2010) According to results of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index released in February 2010, Boulder is one of the happiest and healthiest cities in the nation. Boulder ranked #1 in overall well-being and work experience, and ranked near the top of the list in healthy behaviors, physical health, and access to basic needs for a healthy life. ( Buy print online – Boulder Colorado Colorful Sunrise City View )
A panorama scenic overlook colorful sunrise sky view from the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with a view of the city of Boulder, Colorado, Boulder County and out into the plains for miles to Longmont. The city of Boulder is 5,430 feet (more than a mile) above sea level. Nearby Denver has an altitude of 5,280 feet and is known as the Mile High City. ( Buy prints online – Boulder Colorado Colorful Sunrise Wide Panorama View )