Four national parks

On my recent trip out west, I visited four national parks: Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Arches, Mesa Verde and Great Sand Dunes. It was my first visit to all except Arches.

I tried to find a few photos at each, and I shot almost exclusively black and white. Unfortunately I couldn't be at each park at sunrise and sunset. My schedule was too tight, so I just saw what I could and made notes about what would be good to revisit in the future. Here are some (probably way too many) photos from the parks.

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Gunnison Point, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado
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Painted Wall at sunset, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado
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Painted Wall at sunrise, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado
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Devil's Lookout (maybe?), Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado
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Highway 90, somewhere near Paradox, Colorado
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Behind the North Window, Arches National Park, Utah
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Turret Arch against the La Sal Mountains, Arches National Park, Utah
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Near Wolfe Ranch, Arches National Park, Utah
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Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Utah
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My favorite viewing angle of Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Utah
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The La Sal Mountains over Arches National Park, Utah
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Pine Tree Arch, Arches National Park, Utah
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Narrow path that I climbed up past Navajo Arch, Arches National Park, Utah
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Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado
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Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado
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Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado
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Sun Temple, Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado
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Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado
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Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado
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Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado
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Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado

I've now been to 16 of our 59 national parks. I have some work to do.

Comments

As always, amazing photography Dave! Thank you for sharing. When you're headed to the Channel Islands off California we've got an spare room for you and the family.

Lionheart
Aug. 6, 2018, 5:27 p.m.

Really enjoyed your photography, Dave! Thanks for sharing!

Israel Rita
Aug. 6, 2018, 6:28 p.m.

Love the pics
Are any of the areas you visited affected by the wildfires?

George Haven
Aug. 6, 2018, 6:48 p.m.

George - I didn’t see anything on this trip. Don’t think I was too far off in Colorado though.

Dave
Aug. 6, 2018, 6:54 p.m.

So glad you shared and used black and white-dramatic

Mary Jo Haven
Aug. 6, 2018, 7:04 p.m.

Thank you for the field trip, Dave! I have not been to any of those parks, and you did a beautiful job capturing them!

Peg Kruger
Aug. 7, 2018, 6:55 a.m.

AWESOME photos! Love the black and white. Thanks so much for sharing these.

Karen Holmes Hagen
Aug. 7, 2018, 8:38 a.m.

We love that area of our country.
Thanks for sharing Dave.

Fred Stillwagon
Aug. 7, 2018, 7:55 p.m.

Great photographs!!

Steve
Aug. 11, 2018, 11:29 a.m.