glen canyon landscape

Red rocks and curving, swirling bluffs rise up out of the desert, creating a surreal landscape at Stud Horse Point. Part of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Stud Horse Point is a remote area near the Utah-Arizona border that’s worth the visit. On a tour of the Southwest with his buddies, Aron Cooperman drove through rain, wind and even some snow, made some wrong turns but they eventually found their way to the this spot. They stuck it out, rain clouds cleared and eventually, the sky started to have this incredible color explosion at sunset. Photo courtesy of Aron Cooperman.

Witnessing sunrise from Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is truly breathtaking. Kathleen Buenviaje took this photo of Reflection Canyon on the Utah side of the park just as the sun was breaking through the horizon, turning the sky into a kaleidoscope of colors. Kathleen captured the photo after a 10-mile backpacking trip through the Utah backcountry in thunderstorms and 30 degree weather. Of the experience, she says, “The hike was grueling with no trail to follow and the terrain shifting every hundred feet, but it was also one of the most unique and beautiful hikes because of those challenges. Not a hike for the faint of heart, but a worthy one for anyone who makes it.” Photo courtesy of Kathleen Buenviaje.

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