Desert Southwest National Parks and Monuments

A Collection of galleries from Parks, Scenic Areas, and special places in the desert southwest, including Texas A Collection of galleries from Parks in the Desert Southwest, Including Utah, Arizona, California, Texas, New Mexico and parts of Colorado

Arches National Park

Arches National Park

A gallery of photos from Arches NP, near Moab, Utah

Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park

Photos from Big Bend, including Lost Mine Trail and Santa Elena Canyon

Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park

The major feature of the park is Bryce Canyon, is distinctive due to geological structures called hoodoos, formed by frost weathering and stream erosion of the river and lake bed sedimentary rocks. The red, orange, and white colors of the rocks provide spectacular views for park visitors.

Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park

Islands In The Sky District

Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park

"Capitol Reef" is the name of an especially rugged and spectacular segment of the Waterpocket Fold near the Fremont River.

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Images from Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Natural Entrance to the Big Room

Escalante-Grand Staircase National Monument

Escalante-Grand Staircase National Monument

Exploring the Peekaboo, Spooky and Brimstone Gulches, in Dry Fork

Goblin Valley State Park

Goblin Valley State Park

It's eminent feature is its thousands of hoodoos and hoodoo rocks, referred to locally as “goblins”, which are formations of mushroom-shaped rock pinnacles, some as high as several meters

Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park

Photos from Grand Canyon National Park, from a quick trip in 2003 and a hike all the way to the bottom in 2005

Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Trees and Teddy Bear Chola

San Raphel Swell National Monument

San Raphel Swell National Monument

In the snow, on a trip through

Sedona, AZ

Sedona, AZ

Sedona area scenery

Texas Scenery

Texas Scenery

Assorted Texas

Zion National Park

Zion National Park

Autumn in Zion, yellow cottonwoods and clear water in the canyons