Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Kolob Terrace

One of the must-do plans we had for our recent Utah trip was to see Kolob Terrace.
It's part of Zion National Park but the road to it starts well west of the main entrance.
It's actually above the Zion Canyon.  The elevation is much higher and Fall is the best time to see it.
We packed a picnic lunch and brought our dog, Salsa, for a day of sight seeing.

It was gorgeous from the start!

The views went for miles in all directions.

Wow!  There's Zion Canyon from above!

A little surprise along the way...

Once we got to higher elevations the colors became more vibrant.

 We were a little late for some sections.  But, it was still beautiful.

This is a driveway to a house that was for sale.
What an awesome place to live!

The Kolob Reservoir at the top was much smaller than we'd expected.
It was chilly up there!  We encountered snow on the ground and a few flakes falling along the way..

There were a lot more homes up there than we'd expected to see.
I can only imagine what it must be like to live in a place with distinct seasons.
I bet it's wonderful!  It's definitely beautiful!

I love the color combinations nature creates!

I think Salsa loved it all about as much as we did!

All the amazing colors made me very happy!
It was like candy for my eyes and soul...a color high!

These are lucky cattle to live in a place like this!
That's Zion Canyon in the background.

The little blonde one on the left was adorable and so curious about us.

Another beautiful, Fall day!
The hill in the distance and on the right is where we went canyoneering.
It's the location of Lamb's Knoll.  We passed it on the way up and back.

We had to stop there again for more pictures.
The colors had changed even more from our visit just a couple of days before.

A patchwork of beautiful colors!

I love this red glowing from the sun!


Spring-like flowers among the fallen leaves of Autumn...


This is the same path we hiked to go canyoneering.
Salsa got to see it this time!

Walking along the base of the rocks...

Salsa got to check out the skinny crack in the rocks where we exited from canyoneering.
She seemed to be a bit uneasy in the tight space.

We loved walking on the soft, pink sand.  I bet it felt great under Salsa's paws.

I had to get a picture of the changing oak leaves!

A view from the knoll...

We've been to Zion during Summer, Fall and the start of Spring.
It would be hard to pick a favorite time of year to visit but Fall is definitely more colorful!


Cindie said...

Beautiful pictures!

Delighted Hands said...

Wow, color therapy! Just beautiful.
Love the close of botched but the colors! Thank you!

gilly said...

Beautiful pics - I'm so enjoying following your lovely trip. Thanks for sharing it :-)

Sandy O' said...

Great pictures! Thank you for sharing!

Sandra said...

You'll have to come to Canada if you want discernable seasons! we go from high 80's in the summer to below freezing in the winter, and everything in between.

Michelle said...

Those are some seriously beautiful shots!

judith said...

I love your road trips!

Unknown said...

What marvelous photos! You make it all look so wonderful!

KarenB said...

What a beautiful place Cheryl! I miss Fall colors. Your photos are beautiful. See you tomorrow!

benita said...

Gee, I don't know which picture to steal for my desktop - they are all so beautiful!! Really, postcard beautiful. What a lovely trip!

Anonymous said...

Living on the east coast of course we have seasons but when I had the chance to visit out west in 2008 I was stunned by Utah's beauty. On that trip I saw Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and lastly Utah, which was by far my favorite! Who knows, perhaps one day I'll get to live out there...
thanks for sharing your trip!
Hugs as always,
Beth P