Monthly Archives: April 2010


Blue Canyon – Arizona


My last trip to the southwest had Blue Canyon as the number one must see destination above all other places. The locations I went to this past trip I had been to many times, but not to Blue Canyon. When headed out from Dallas Texas at 6:30 pm and finally arrived here around 10 am the next day. I usually never take pictures during the hard light but it was still nice enough with great skies and cloud formations. I pretty much shot all day long and explored Blue Canyon extensively looking for the best spots to come back to during the late afternoon and sunset light.

The name of Blue Canyon is a bit of a misnomer, there are no blue rock formations here at all. In fact the area is full of red and white colored sandstone. The area resembles Goblin Valley in Utah with fantastic hoodoo rock formations scattered all over the place. You could really spend a couple of days here exploring. Even though I felt like I covered a lot of ground, I by no means […]

Blue Canyon – Arizona2020-11-24T04:03:14+00:00

The Hike to False Kiva


The hike in to see False Kiva was planned for some time before hand. I had gathered information about the hike. Had GPS coordinates to False Kiva and knew where to park. Google Earth also shows where this is located and the locations on where you will need to park to start your hike. I meet up with two other fellow photographers on this day I knew from a photo forum we hang out on. They had purchased a book and also had good directions on how to get here along with the trail descriptions. Before we started off we also checked into the rangers station at Island in the Sky District of the Canyonlands. False Kiva is considered a “Class 2” archaeological site and they are required to give you information on how to find it. They were more than helpful on giving us more pointers to the place. I had read on some websites you almost had to insist on getting the directions from them. This was not the case at all.

Once you get the parking spots nailed […]

The Hike to False Kiva2020-11-24T04:05:07+00:00