Rick Denney Photography

The Colorado Plateau

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Delicate Arch at Sunset, Arches National Park, Utah, 2001. Kiev 60, 120mm Vega lens, polarizer.

The Colorado Plateau has always been a place of magic for me. Many of my most satisfying adventures have played out there, and the land reflects that hand of the Maker such that we mere humans can only gape in wondrous awe. The plateau is extends from west of the Rocky Mountains to the Hurricane Cliffs nearly at the western border of Utah, and includes the Colorado River Upswell (through which the Grand Canyon cuts), the Navaho Reservation, and all of so-called Canyon Country. The sights from this area are other-worldly, evoking awe and an overwhelming sense of grandeur.