Southern Utah National Parks

Zion National Park, Utah


River in Zion NP

Colorful rocks, Zion NP


Wildflower blooming in May, Zion NP

Rock patterns, Zion NP


Probably Zion Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja scabrida), Zion NP

Outback Zion NP


Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia sp.), Zion NP

The Bryce Canyon Amphitheater, Bryce Canyon National Park


Magnificent view!

Red hoodoos in Red Canyon


Red hoodoos

Red Canyon


Red cliffs

Steller's Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri), Bryce Canyon National Park


Ladder-Backed Woodpecker (Dryobates scalaris), Southern Utah

Golden-Mantled Ground Squirrel (Callospermophilus lateralis), Bryce Canyon National Park. Although it resembles a chipmunk, this species lacks a facial dark eye-line stripe, and is classified as a ground squirrel.


Three species of chipmunks are found in Bryce Canyon, the Uinta Chipmunk, the Least Chipmunk and the Cliff Chipmunk. The 21 chipmunk species found in Western USA can be very hard to distinguish. This is probably a Uinta Chipmunk (Eutamius umbrinus), found near the cliffs in Bryce Canyon.

Uinta Chipmunk, Bryce Canyon NP


Rock Squirrel (Otospermophilus variegatus), Capitol Reef National Park

Bryce Canyon NP


Bryce Canyon hoodoos

Pronghorn, Bryce Canyon National Park


Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus), Bryce Canyon National Park

Western Whiptail (Aspidoscelis tigris), Capitol Reef National Park


Plateau Fence Lizard (Sceloporus tristichus), Capitol Reef National Park

Bryce Canyon NP


A lone Piñon pine (Pinus edulis), Capitol Reef National Park

Bryce Canyon springtime


Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

Flowering prickly pear cacti, Capitol Reef National Park


Probably Large-petaled Onion (Allium macropetalum), Capitol Reef NP

Capitol Reef NP


Grand Wash Trail, Butch Cassidy's hideout area in Capitol Reef National Park

Claret Cup Cactus (Echinocereus triglochidiatus), Capitol Reef National Park


Capitol Gorge

Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Utah


Arches National Park, Park Avenue, Utah

Hopi Chipmunk (Neotamias rufus), Arches National Park


Balanced rock, hoodoo in the Arches National Park