Ranger Kathryn's Arches

April 8, 2013

A good-looking neighbor

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kathryn Colestock-Burke @ 9:38 am
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Sun's final rays illuminate the sandstone of Dead Horse Point State Park, UT.

Sun’s final rays illuminate the sandstone of Dead Horse Point State Park, UT.

Only ten minutes of daylight remain, so we sprint from the car to the overlook with our cameras and our willingness to be impressed. Even so, the view into the canyon stops us in our tracks. There is no river vista quite as expansive as that at Dead Horse Point State Park, next-door-neighbor to Canyonlands. Eons of erosion have dismantled rock, grain by grain, leaving this tapestry of sandstone guarding the miniaturized Colorado River 2000 feet below.


  1. Jan and I went to Dead Horse Point…the view was spectacular, but, alas, not at eventide! As we walked along the rim path, we enjoyed seeing the Colorado River from different vantage points. Would be fun to boat that river there!

    Comment by Joann — April 8, 2013 @ 1:29 pm | Reply

  2. Rock plus wind plus water . . . it seems like such a simple equation . . .

    Comment by leroque — April 8, 2013 @ 4:38 pm | Reply

  3. WOW!!!! Wish I could be there to see it in person!

    Comment by Kathy Lewis — April 8, 2013 @ 5:33 pm | Reply

  4. Gorgeous! Chasing those last rays often pays off. That is what some photographers call “God light,” probably less a reference to a creator than to the awesome photos it creates, but either way–appropriate!

    Comment by Lorraine — April 9, 2013 @ 10:10 am | Reply

  5. That is some sweet light.

    Comment by avley2013 — April 26, 2013 @ 6:26 pm | Reply

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