Best Photo Spots in Utah

Oquirrh Lake

I feel a special connection to this lake because my family often visits and goes on walks here. Here I took some of my first photos, and later some of my best. I’m an amateur. There are paved paths all around the lake, so there are plenty of places to…

Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon is a spectacular geological formation in southwestern Utah. It’s at a very high elevation; some parts are over 9000 feet above sea level. Because of this elevation, Bryce is usually cool throughout the year; the average high temperature during the summer is around 83 degrees. In the winter…

Rainbow Bridge National Monument

Lake Powell is a popular vacation spot that straddles the Arizona/Utah border. ¬†Although Rainbow Bridge can be reached via two 16-18 mile hiking trails (which require back-country permits from the Navajo Nation), most people take a boat tour to the bridge. ¬†Since most of the tour is in the middle…

Mesa Arch by Moonlight

Sunrise is the preferred time, but on a typical day there will be several photographers lined up in front of the arch, making a photograph of the entire arch problematic. However, it is a little known fact that the arch also lights up at moonrise. If you want to try…

Castle Valley

This spot can be accessed by hiking (& sometimes climbing) the the well established trail up through the debris field to Castleton tower / the rectory.

Dead Horse Point

I have visited the Dead Horse Point State Park many times, but never had the luck to get beautiful sunrise colors. I kept on coming back, over and over until I finally got what I was looking for. It was a very cold and extremely windy morning – I was…