Fall in Nine Mile Canyon

Friday – Sunday, October 25-27, 2013

I left work on Friday and drove back into Utah so I could spend the weekend in Price. As I drove north on Highway 6 I pulled over to take a few photos as the sun was setting for the day.

Warm evening light usually looks good on the Book Cliffs to the east.

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Book Cliffs Sunset by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

There were also some nice clouds to the west.

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Roadside Sunset by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

As I was making my way north, I noticed that the leaves on the cottonwood trees I was passing were bright yellow and probably at their peak of color.

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Cottonwoods by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Just a small hill along the road that normally wouldn’t catch anyone’s attention, but the light was hitting it nicely as I drove by.

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Roadside Attraction by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

A beautiful golden sunset to the west.

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Fiery Sky by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

On Saturday, Kelly and I spent the day in Nine Mile Canyon searching for rock art and photographing the golden cottonwood trees found along the creek.

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Nine Mile Cottonwood by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

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Cottonwood Sunburst by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

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Juggling by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

A new one for me on this trip.

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Black Anthropomorph by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

We hiked through thick sagebrush up a side canyon to find this interesting petroglyph panel. Check out the upside down buffalo carved along the crack in the wall. We also ran into a large herd of elk while hiking in this canyon.

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Story Panel by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

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Twisted Color by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Kelly and I under the Great Hunt Panel in Cottonwood Canyon. This was her first time here.

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Under the Great Hunt by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

A closer look at the infamous panel.

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The Great Hunt by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Circular pictographs found near the Great Hunt Panel. The reflected light from the opposite canyon wall was pretty intense.

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Circles by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Wish I had a ladder with me so I could have taken this shot from a higher vantage point and framed the petroglyphs better 😉

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Framed by Color by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

We stopped by the Big Buffalo…

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Big Buffalo by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

…and the Pregnant Buffalo.

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Pregnant Buffalo by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

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Pictographs by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

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Elk by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

We passed by more autumn colors.

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Tree & Rock by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

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Yellow by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

We made one last stop at the awesome Owl Panel before driving back to Price for the evening.

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The Owl by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

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Fertility by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

On Sunday we stayed around Price until I headed back home in the evening, but I did find a few colorful trees around town that I took a few photos of.

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Trunk by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

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Arch by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

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Rainbow by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

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3 Comments

  1. Monica December 5, 2013 10:14 pm  Reply

    Gorgeous! I’m going to try to get our group out in the Price area next year. I’ve never been out there but it looks great.

    • Randy Langstraat December 6, 2013 10:07 am  Reply

      Unfortunately, Nine Mile Canyon is not the same since they paved the entire road last year 🙁 It’s still a nice drive with a lot of things to see, but I preferred it when the road wasn’t paved.

      • Monica December 6, 2013 11:42 am  Reply

        Ah, that’s a drag.

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