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Utah has some of the most dramatic scenery in the USA. For example, The Wave is becoming increasingly famous the world over for its fascinating and spectacular sandstone formations. Not far from The Wave is the longest slot canyon in the world - Buckskin Gulch. The Wave and Buckskin Gulch are near the Arizona border, roughly halfway between Kanab, Utah and Page, Arizona, just south of Highway 89. Permits to both are required from the Bureau of Land Management and are very limited for Coyote Buttes North where The Wave is located. Larger versions of these Utah photos can be viewed by using a mouse rollover or by using the Slideshow below. See everything TheWorldinLight has to offer at Destinations and Topics.


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photo of a narrow portion of the slot canyon of Buckskin Gulch
Buckskin Gulch
This is a photograph of Buckskin Gulch in Coyote Buttes, located in a remote area along the Arizona and Utah border. See more photos at Buckskin Gulch Photos.

photo of The Wave in Coyote Buttes in Utah
The Wave #0368
The Wave is a region of beautiful sandstone formations located within Coyote Buttes North, federal land controlled by the Bureau of Land Management in southern Utah. See more photos at The Wave Photos.

photo of Bryce Canyon scenery
Bryce #3452
Bryce Canyon National Park is a beautifully scenic area in southwestern Utah. See more photos at Bryce Canyon Photos.

photo showing textures and colors of wavy rock formations in Coyote Buttes
The Wave #0370
This is a photo of the sandstone formations known as "The Wave" in Coyote Buttes region of southern Utah.


Zion #4675
This is a view of Zion Canyon during March of 2010. See more at Zion Canyon Photos.

landscape photo of the orange mountains and black lava of Snow Canyon State Park in Utah
Snow Canyon #4861
Snow Canyon is a Utah state park just outside of St. George in Ivins, Utah. It has many miles of great hiking through the kind of scenery shown in this photo. Se more photos at Snow Canyon Photos.

photo of the orange and brown walls of Buckskin Gulch in Coyote Buttes
Buckskin Gulch #50
Always check the weather forecast before hiking into Buckskin Gulch. This slot canyon can be deadly due to flash floods after a rainfall that takes place even when miles away.

photo of a roundabout in Ivins, Utah with sculptures by artist Edward Hlavka
In Mother's Hands
This is a photo of the sculpture entitled "In Mother's Hands" by Johnny Woolsey. This and many other sculptures can be seen at the Desert Rose Labyrinth and Sculpture Garden in Ivins, Utah. See more sculptures at Desert Rose Labyrinth and Sculpture Garden.

A photo of red sandstone pinnacles in Bryce Canyon.
Bryce #3595
A photo of red sandstone pinnacles in Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah.

photo of a roadrunner in Ivins, UT.
Roadrunner #4438
Roadrunners are a common sight in early spring around Ivins, UT. I saw this one in Snow Canyon. See more at Bird Photos.

photos of desert flowers and sandstone rock formations in Utah
Coyote Buttes #4
In the early spring, the arid region known as Coyote Buttes comes alive with beautiful wildflowers.

photo of an alcove created by the undercuttine erosion of the stream through Coyote Gulch 


in Utah
Coyote Gulch #5152
This is a photo of Coyote Gulch near Escalante, Utah, showing how the river there has undercut the tall sandstone canyon wall. There are many trailheads that feed into Coyote Gulch, providing many options for how to do the hike - it can be in and back the same way, or in and a different way out. See more photos and information at Coyote Gulch Photos.

photo of Big Horned Sheep in Zion National Park
Big Horn Sheep #4740
Big Horned Sheep are sometimes seen in Zion National Park - but not often. These were photographed on the eastern side of the park's tunnels. See more photos of all types of wildlife at Wildlife Photos.

photo of the textured walls of Buckskin Gulch in Coyote Buttes
Buckskin Gulch #52
No technical climbing skills or experience are necessary to enjoy the beauty of Buckskin Gulch. It's possible to walk to it and through it without relying upon ropes or rappelling.

photo of The Wave in Coyote Buttes
Streaks in Stone
There are no trails in this part of Coyote Buttes. But if you took a beeline from the nearest parking area directly to The Wave, you'd hike about 3 to 3.5 miles one way. If you hiked to The Wave in this fashion you'd certainly see a lot of amazing scenery. But you'd miss a lot, too. This is an area that deserves being explored.

landscape photo of Snow Canyon State Park
Sandstone and Lava #4857
Snow Canyon is littered with black volcanic boulders that rest in stark contrast to the reddish-orange hills of Navajo sandstone that rise around them.

photo of a roundabout in Ivins, Utah with sculptures by artist Edward Hlavka
Ivins Roundabout #4162
This beautiful roundabout in Ivins, Utah is decorated with bronze sculptures of mustangs made by local artist Edward Hlavka. Ivins is a scenic little town located at the foothills of beautiful red sandstone mountains. See more photos at Ivins, Utah Photos.


Lower Emerald Pool #4701
This is the lowermost of three Emerald Pools at Zion.

photo of sandstone pillars


in the Devil's Garden of Utah
Devil's Garden #5006
Many of the most interesting rock formations in the Devil's Garden are located near the parking lot. However, it's possible to spend up to a half a day exploring the area. See more at Devil's Garden Photos.

landscape photo of brown rock formations in Utah
The Toadstools #6942
These "Toadstools" are sandstone formations located just north of Highway 89 in Utah, about halfway between Kanab, UT and Page, AZ. See more at The Toadstools Photos.


Red Reef #421
This is a photo of the Red Reef Trail in the Red Cliffs Recreation Area near Leeds, Utah. Click here to see more Red Reef Trail photos.

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