If you tell someone you are going to visit City of Rocks, you need to be sure and tell them which state: New Mexico or Idaho. For this trip, we went to Idaho’s City of Rocks National Reserve near Almo, Idaho. Continue reading City of Rocks National Reserve
Yellowstone National Park was the first national park. And, it is the largest national park in the lower 48 states at almost 3500 square miles, mostly in Wyoming and parts of Montana and Idaho.
Not only does Yellowstone contain about half the world’s geysers and other thermal features, but it also is home to grizzly bears, wolves, bison and elk. Yellowstone is truly a park of superlatives and a worthy destination for landscape and wildlife photographers. Continue reading Yellowstone National Park
Rare, snow-white dune fields composed of gypsum crystals, called selenite, give White Sands National Monument its name. It is located in the Tularosa Basin just south of Alamogordo, New Mexico. Continue reading White Sands National Monument
Arches National Park and the area surrounding Moab, Utah, are locations that no photographer should pass up. Because the area is devoid of heavily forested landscapes, the red rocks and their dramatic shapes take center stage. Continue reading Arches National Park and Moab
Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado encompasses over 415 square miles that straddles the Continental Divide. The main portals into the park are outside of Grand Lake on the western slope and Estes Park on the eastern slope. Continue reading Rocky Mountain National Park
You will not forget the first time you see Devils Tower. Approaching from the south on Highway 24, the tower suddendly appears from the top of the last rise in the road. It is a solitary sentinel on the rolling plains surrounding the Black Hills, near the Belle Fourche River. It is easy to understand why Theodore Roosevelt established Devils Tower National Monument as our nation’s first national monument. Continue reading Devils Tower National Monument