I took this photo of Red Mountain early Saturday morning just after sunrise.
I've always loved how red it is even at noon but early in the morning with the fiery red rays of the sun it looks amazing.
Red Mountain (Mount McDowell) is located on the Salt River Indian Reservation, just north of Mesa, Arizona. It is named after General Irvin McDowell, a Union officer in the Civil War.
Red Mountain is sometimes referred to as "FireRock," and the deep cleft on its western side (visible from both Power Road and SR 87) is known as "Gunsight" because of its resemblance to the narrow slot in a fort used for firing at attackers.
Canon 5D Mark II digital camera and Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Zoom Lens.