In Utah I finally ran out of adjectives to describe the natural beauty that I encountered over the last few weeks. I hit three spots all in the southern part of the state.
Monument Valley, aptly named for the massive pillars of standstone carved by wind, sand and time. Bryce Canyon, filled with spires of earth formed by erosion. I have yet to see a photo, mine certainly included, that portrays the depth and definition that the human eye allows this forest of rock. Lastly, Zion National Park with its checkerboard mountains, literally and naturally resembling its name.
As an aside, I’m certainly glad I bought the National Park Annual Pass for $80. It gives you access to every National Park across the USA, some of which are $25 for a single day entry. The pass has likely paid for itself three times at this point. Even if you don’t plan on staying at the parks, its worth it just for the scenic drive through.