Red Canyon in the Dixie National Forest

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It is difficult for me to believe it has been seven and a half years since I first saw Red Canyon in the Dixie National Forest of Utah but it has been that long. The first time I saw it I was blown away by the red rocks and the hoodoos against the deep green of the pines. This view is seen right from the road.

I took this image on my first trip there with my old Nikon D70 and the kit lens which was an 18-70mm. I was on my way to Bryce Canyon and just had to stop and take some images. I loved those red rocks against the blue sky with the fluffy clouds. I find that if I look at this image long enough the clouds will appear to move.

Butch Cassidy hid out in these canyons when he thought he had killed a man in a fight over a woman. He hadn’t killed the man, he had just knocked him out.  The area where he hid is now called Cassidy Trail.

Utah rocks!

Life is good.

Mia

9 Comments

  1. KEITH NICHOLS March 10, 2015 at 8:50 am

    That’s a beautiful photo. My wife and I are going to Sedona, AZ soon, and can’t wait to enjoy the beauty of similar scenery.

    Keith

  2. Patty Chadwick March 9, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    I love, love, love the red rocks…especially after a rain!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!

  3. Elephant's Child March 7, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    Glorious. A sight to make a heart sing. Loudly.

    • Mia McPherson March 7, 2015 at 4:17 pm

      Thanks EC, it makes my heart sing too

  4. Susan Stone March 7, 2015 at 9:39 am

    Gorgeous photo! Is this the Red Canyon outside Bryce Canyon National Park?

    • Mia McPherson March 7, 2015 at 4:17 pm

      Susan, Red Canyon is only about 9 miles from Bryce Canyon. It is such a gorgeous place!

      • Susan Stone March 8, 2015 at 10:52 am

        Yes it is. I love the colors there. It seems like we drove through Red Canyon to get to Bryce, the one time we were there. I love the desert – we live in the Chihuahuan Desert – and the desert in Utah is especially beautiful.

  5. Dave Sparks March 7, 2015 at 6:07 am

    O.K. Your image convinced me. It is now on my bucket list.

    • Mia McPherson March 7, 2015 at 7:21 am

      Well when you come this way let me know. Hopefully we can meet up.

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