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The hidden Colorado River inside Grand Canyon. This was taken from the Desert View

Morning long exposure on the Colorado River in Utah outside Arches National Park.

Sunset light and passing storm clouds added quite the drama along the pretty canyon walls that line the Gunnison River in Colorado.

The Horseshoe bend, Arizona.

The guy lying flat on the edge of the Bend in the top left corner gives a good idea of the scale. and also the scariness :)


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Over million years, this beautiful river eroded and shaped what we see as of today, the western half of the Grand Canyon.

This amazing angle of the river was taken at the Desert View point.

There is about a 1000' drop off this edge and no guard rail. I was told they loose 2 - 3 people each year and from what I saw and the risks people took, I was surprised it was that low.

Muddy banks along the Colorado River in Utah. This section of the bank had burnt trees all around ... evidence of a fire in the area.


The other side of the river there is the southern edge of Arches National Park ... one of the prettiest spots I have ever been too :)

Taken on a trip to Grand Canyon on 2010.

...As I fiddled with the framing, the weeds and willows continually photo-bombed my compositions... Read more at:


...a cospetto della famosa ansa del fiume Colorato chiamata "Horseshoe Bend"

Glen Canyon Dam is a concrete arch dam on the Colorado River in northern Arizona in the United States, near the town of Page. The dam was built to provide hydroelectricity and flow regulation from the upper Colorado River Basin to the lower. Its reservoir is called Lake Powell, and is the second largest artificial lake in the country, extending upriver well into Utah. The dam is named for Glen Canyon, a colorful series of gorges, most of which now lies under the reservoir.


Construction of Glen Canyon Dam started in 1956 and was not finished until 1966. When the reservoir filled, the dam began to deliver a regulated flow of water downstream and a supply of electricity to the region. In 1983, major floods nearly led to the dam's collapse, but disaster was averted by a close margin. By suppressing floods and other factors that once characterized the Colorado, the dam has led to major physical and ecological changes in the lower river. Controversy continues over the effects both positive and negative of the dam, which has also been antagonized in many literary works.


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Not far from the Grand Canyon, this is the Little Colorado River near the Historic Navajo Bridge - Arizona.


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Along the Potash Road just west of Moab, Utah.....and seemingly a million miles from civilization.


I hope you'll press "L" on your keyboard and view this at the larger size. I personally think it is significantly better when viewed large.


Thanks - as always - for stopping by my photostream today.

Just across the AZ border from Las Vegas, below Hoover Dam

Afternoon floating on the Colorado River near Moab, Utah. One of my first digital photos.

The atmosphere blew up in colors last night.

Horseshoe Bend, September 2009


On our way from Bryce Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, we stopped for a look at Horseshoe Bend. I was simply amazed at this marvel the Colorado River has cut into the earth.


From where we traveled along the south rim, glimpses of the Colorado River were few and far between.

After a bit of scrambling to the Colorado River, this is the view from the end of the Hole in the Rock Road in Grand Staircase Escalante National monument.

Photography "bucket list" shot. We visited the site mid-morning, so it was a little difficult to position the camera so that the tripod legs weren't in the shot. This little outcropping worked well. Three shot HDR.

Horseshoe Bend, Az


Horseshoe Bend is the name for a horseshoe-shaped meander of the Colorado River located near Page, Arizona. It is located five miles downstream from the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell within Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.


The overlook is 4,200 feet above sea level and the Colorado River is at 3,200 feet above sea level.


This was taken on the edge of the canyon, you need a extra wide lens to get the full horseshoe in the photo.

Last rays of sunlight graze the crown of the plateau wall on Dead Horse Point. They say the best time to visit is at sunrise, and sunset. I think you should listen to what they say.

I'm watching the Astros on TV so I'm unwilling to go out on this spectacular day and take photos. So it's take a walk through the archives day!

Canyon Wall of Colorado River, downstream of Hoover Dam

Colorado River seen from the south rim of the Grand Canyon.


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Sunrise on the Colorado River at Colorado Bend State Park, TX.

Just a few miles away from Antelope Canyon is Horseshoe Bend in Colorado River. I was lucky enough to visit here twice, though it's a bit of a trek from the car park to the viewpoint. Worth it though.

Colorado River along Utah State Route 128.


Moab, Utah.

This photo, along with the others in the group show how lighting from sun or flat clouds (or even the moon) can have a striking effect on how we capture the image of this iconic bend in the Colorado River, just outside of Page, Arizona.

I colori dell’autunno intorno al Colorado


Credit: ESA/NASA



Mar 2009

Colorado River 2 miles south of Page AZ on US89

Everyone shoots this I had to. It was on my to do list. The walk to the rim is about a mile, in sand, uphill, both ways !

Bring drinking water. Can be crowded. but not so much it inhibits you photography. Lots of like-minded people.

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