Saturday, December 23, 2017

I'm Dreaming of a White the Utah Desert?

         While northern Utah's mountains—known for "The Greatest Snow on Earth"—await their first major snowfall, a winter solstice storm blanketed Arches and Canyonlands National Parks with 6-8 inches of the fluffy white stuff.

          Enjoy these red-rock snowscapes.  Wishing you a white Christmas—if only in your dreams.

Balanced Rock,  Arches National Park

Turret Arch, Arches National Park

North Window Arch, Arches National Park

Canyonlands National Park, Island in the Sky District


  1. Thanks for sharing such stunning and beautiful images, Rita!

    Best wishes to you and yours for a Happy Holiday season now, and throughout the years to come!


  2. Thanks John!

    Best Wishes and Happy New Year to you and yours!

  3. Snow and red rock: What a beautiful combination. I also like the snowshoeing picture of you. You look so happy. Hoping your New Year is wonderful and filled with many adventures you'll share with us.

    1. Yes, the snow and red rock is a beautiful combination. I think the last time Arches saw a snowfall like this one was in 2010. Meanwhile, the rest of the state is going through quite a dry spell.
      I hope we get measurable snow soon, or my planned winter adventures may not materialize!

  4. Beautiful pictures Rita! Wish you could have posted some more pictures of the Arches and Canyonlands

    1. Hi Soumyendu!

      Thanks for your comments. Here is a link to an older post with additional photos of Arches N.P. in winter.