Canyon de Chelly Autumn

Canyon de Chelly Autumn

Canyon de Chelly Autumn Located in northeast Arizona within the boundaries of the Navajo Nation, Canyon de Chelly National Monument is a spectacular place any time of year. But the canyon is especially beautiful in autumn when the cottonwoods along the Chinle River...
Painted Desert Perspective

Painted Desert Perspective

Painted Desert Perspective Painted Desert National Monument in northeastern Arizona mixes colors in every conceivable combination. The stratified layers contain minerals that saturate the landscape with a variety of hues—reds, oranges, pinks, lavenders and grays....
Tent Rocks

Tent Rocks

Tent Rocks About 7 million years ago in what is now New Mexico, tremendous explosions within the Jemez volcanic field deposited rock and ash across a wide area. Over time, erosion and weathering created cones of soft pumice and tuff, topped by harder caprocks. These...
Grand Staircase-Escalante

Grand Staircase-Escalante

Grand Staircase/Escalante The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah offers a huge variety of formations, features, and world-class paleontological sites. Into this staircase of cliffs and terraces, the Paria River and its tributaries have carved...