Arizona and Utah – Looking Down a Canyon – Grand, Bryce, deChelly

I ran down the hallway to the office and discovered that the computer was down. That got me down so bad that I had to down a drink or two (of milk), then I curled up on the couch with my quilt made of down.

Down – what a versatile little word. It can be a preposition, adverb, adjective, verb or a noun. Did I achieve that in the sentence about the computer? Actually, I’m not sure.

For a Photo Challenge this week I’ve selected some special places with ‘Down’ view points. The American Southwest is home to many wonderful canyons, some that can be viewed from all along the rim.

ArizonaThe most famous is probably The Grand Canyon in Arizona. On a scale of 1 to 10 for depth, width and wow value, this canyon is a 12!

snow winter red cliffs UtahAnother beautiful canyon is Bryce in Utah. Most people don’t visit the canyons in the winter, but I think they are most dramatic in a coat of snow.

ArizonaOur most recent Canyon experience was Canyon de Chelly in Arizona. It happened to be raining that day, and that added a magical touch to the landscape.

ArizonaCanyon de Chelly is dramatic, but not so deep that we couldn’t watch tiny people and small vehicles navigating up and down the valley!

52 thoughts on “Arizona and Utah – Looking Down a Canyon – Grand, Bryce, deChelly

  1. Hi,
    Fantastic photos, they really do show how magnificent these canyons are. I of course know of the Grand Canyon, but I have never before heard of the other 2 canyons, yet they do seem to be a wonder as well.
    I especially love the photo with the snow throughout the canyon, that really is beautiful.


  2. How clever you are to use the “down” approach to this series of photos. And the pictures are definitely dizzy views from the top of the world. So impressive! Thanks for sharing.


  3. I love standing on a cliff and looking down. Even the air smells differently. And that’s what came to me as I looked at these. Crisp air and the sound of wind. Wonderful.


    1. Hi Barb – Crisp air and the sound of wind describes the day we were at Bryce Canyon. It was incredibly cold, but the photo opportunities were wonderful!


  4. Margie, your canyon shots are breathtaking! I have to say, I have had the pleasure of seeing Bryce Canyon in the snow and your wonderful shot only reminds me how much I want to be there again!


    1. Hi Harper – A few years ago we were at the Grand Canyon when it was snowing, but it was a complete white out and we couldn’t see anything! We were very glad we had been there the day before in the sunshine.


  5. Awesome shots!! I have always wanted to visit the Grand Canyon and now I have added the others that are in your photos to that visit. What a breathtaking view! Phew!


  6. Your down photos are true pick-me-ups. Honestly the beauty and breathtaking views are beyond words. Thank you for sharing your magnificent photos! Awesome! 🙂


  7. Many thanks to all of you for your kind words about the Canyon Photos. I plan on visiting all of them again some day – they are just that spectacular!


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