Road To Escalante

A four day trip to southern Utah and Western Colorado, with stops at the Colorado National Monument, Capitol Reef National Park, the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, and Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Four glorious sunrises and Three beautiful sunsets, thanks to a storm track just north of my route.
January 14-January 18, 2011.

Colorado National Monument,Colorado, photo

Colorado Layers

Last light on the distant mountians from the rim of Colorado National Monument. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Grand View

Sunset view from the (closed) rim road. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Grand View II

Fog creeps up the valley below the rim of the National Monument. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Oh, Colorado!

Spectacular sunrise from the Monument Rim on a cold January morning; fog fills the distant valley. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Wow Sunrise

Crazy sunrise light on the rim. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Red Morning

Intense sunrise light on the red rocks of the Colorado National Monument Rim. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Burning Bush

Intense sunrise lights up the rocks and a tree on the rim of Colorado National Monument. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Morning Sentinel

Twisted pine lights up at sunrise, January from the rim of the monument. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Foggy Colorado Morn

Morning fog creeps up the canyon walls. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Bridges

Formations from the Highway, on the road to Escalante, Utah. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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January Castle

Traditional stop to photograph the Castle from the frozen river, Capitol Reef. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Escalante Silhouette

Highway 24 overlook of the Escalante Canyon. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Pink Henrys

Distant view of the Henry Mountains at sunset in January from an overlook north of Boulder. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Pink Henrys II

Another look at the Henrys at sunset. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Devil's Blues

Devil's Garden before sunrise in January. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Devil's Puddle

Small frozen puddle in the rocky Devil's Garden, Grand Staircase-Escalante. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Devil's Morning

Rock Formations glow inthe morngin light; sunrise at Devil's Garden. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Pieces of the Puzzle

Devil's Garden in Grand Staircase Escalante, at sunrise. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Devil's Sunrise

Sunrise at Devil's Garden. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Devil's Light

First light in Devil's Garden. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Devil's Sunrise

More of the odd formations at sunrise from Devil's Garden. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Devil's Figures

Hoodoo formations at Devil's Garden, sunrise. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Lined Up

Formations in Devil's Garden at sunrise. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Devil's View

Sunrise from Devil's Garden. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Hoodoo

Devil's Garden. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Aerodynamic

Cool natural arch in Devil's Garden. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Desert View

Escalante area at surise. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Sunday Driver

Sunday Drivers!! Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Winter 24

January scene from 9500 feet. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Road to Escalante II

HIghway 24 overlook in January. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Road to Escalante I

Highway 24 overlook of distant canyons and foregound aspen and snow. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Escalante Canyon

Overview of the Escalante Canyon in late January afternoon light. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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The Castle

The Castle, prominent monument in Capitol Reef. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Cohab Beckons

Entrance to Cohab Canyon. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Journey Through Cohob

Cohab Canyon. A beautiful Sunday afternoon in January, and not another person in sight. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Sandstone Spaces

'Window' in a Capitol Reef canyon. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Swiss Cheese

Crazy patterns ini the rock walls of Cohab Canyon. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Tight Spaces

Slot canyon in Capitol Reef. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Cohab Light

Sandstone walls in Cohab Canyon. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Fremont Winter

Fremont River reflects canyon walls and blue sky, in January. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Out of the Cold

Fremont River bend in January, Capitol Reef. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Castle Shadows

Odd shadows of the "Castle" in Capitol Reef, at sunset. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Sunset View

View from Sunset Point, Capitol Reef. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Capitol View

Canyon view from Sunset Point in Capitol Reef. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Capitol sky

Mixed sky above Capitol Reef, as a WInter storm passed to the North. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Capitol Reef Sunset

A quiet sunset from Sunset Point in Capitol Reef. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Capitol View II

VIew of the Henry Mountains from Panorama Point. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Distant Capitol View

Henry Mountains at sunset, Capitol Reef. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Capitol Reef Morning

Sunrise in Capitol Reef, January. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Capitol Reef Morning

Sunrise from the Hickman Bridge area, Capitol Reef. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Hickman Arch

Natural arch at sunrise in January. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Frozen Sulphur

Frozen Sulphur Creek, Capitol Reef in January. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Colorado Moonrise

Spectacular sunset and moonrise from the Colorado National Monument Rim in January. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Colorado Sunset

Distant lights of Grand Junction from the canyon rim, in January. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Colorado Sunset

Sunset from Grand View overlook in January. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Black Winter

View of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, in January, from Pulpit Rock. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Black Walls

Black Canyon Walls in January. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Pulpit View

Looking down from Pulpit Rock, Black Canyon of the Gunnison. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.