Pages

Friday, January 17, 2014

Canyonlands Needles District: The Entrance

On September 25th, we explored Canyonlands National Park, the Needles district. Most of the pictures I'm sharing today were taken along the road leading to the national park.

IMG_2736_Church_Rock
Church Rock is at the junction, where you turn to drive back to the national park.

These next photos were taken along the road that leads to the national park entrance:
IMG_2640_The_Road_Into_Canyonlands

IMG_2641_The_Road_Into_Canyonlands

IMG_2644_The_Road_Into_Canyonlands

IMG_2645_The_Road_Into_Canyonlands

IMG_2648_The_Road_Into_Canyonlands

This last shot was taken shortly after entering the park:
IMG_2650a_Canyonlands_NP_Needles_District

We had amazing weather on the entire trip, but it was quite windy on this day. The winds were gusting to 50 miles per hour! I'm glad I wasn't wearing contact lenses.

I'll have more from the Needles district in future posts. Until next time...


17 comments:

  1. Church Rock reminds me of a mosque. Love the color contrast of the red and green in #5 and #6 photos. I'm so glad the weather was nice for this trip as I'm sure it would have affected the quality of the pictures.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  2. that is one of those rocks i just don't see?? no church there for me .... but the hubby told me the story & i can see why they said what they said??! sort of. gorgeous views. ( :

    ReplyDelete
  3. Interesting formations,some look like water lines on them

    ReplyDelete
  4. Amazing photos. You captured the colorations to perfection! I can see that it's a place husby and I better put on our "Bucket List". LOL

    ReplyDelete
  5. just awesome! some of those formations look like battleships. and church rock is fabulous!

    ReplyDelete
  6. These are beautiful photos from the road. I really like Church Rock, and I look forward to seeing more of Canyonlands.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Church Rock is so cool!! You captured the scenery there very well; excellent compositions with great colors. That wind sounds like a beast. I'd have been afraid of dust getting on my camera sensor. Hope yours came out unscathed. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I sure am enjoying my travels with you.It is wonderful to see the country through your eyes/camera.

    ReplyDelete
  9. That is what I was thinking! Your weather was AWESOME. You did choose a great time to be out there… Gorgeous photos.. Love them all Church Rock is NEAT.

    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

    ReplyDelete
  10. I'm running out of admiring adjectives for your beautiful pictures.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Linda, this is an absolutely magnificent series of photos!!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. wow...church rock is really cool and I agree with Srtphen....LOL all I can think to say is wow. But I mean it as WOW.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Nice and interesting sceneries, Linda. I like especially the "Church Rock", it looks most impressive. :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Wow...I'm not sure where Needles Nat'l Park is,...but a lot of these monoliths look so similar to the ones in New Mexico, like ShipRock, etc.

    Excellent images you've shared of your trip.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Holy smokes.. that's beautiful. Nothing beats Nature's architecture.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...