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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.

Book Cliffs Sunset

There were also some nice clouds to the west.

Roadside Sunset

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.


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.

Roadside Attraction

A beautiful golden sunset to the west.

Fiery Sky

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.

Nine Mile Cottonwood

Cottonwood Sunburst


A new one for me on this trip.

Black Anthropomorph

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.

Story Panel

Twisted Color

A closer look at the famous panel.

The Great Hunt

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


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

Framed by Color

We stopped by the Big Buffalo…

Big Buffalo

…and the Pregnant Buffalo.

Pregnant Buffalo



We passed by more autumn colors.

Tree & Rock


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

The Owl


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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  1. Monica
    Monica December 5, 2013

    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
      Randy Langstraat December 6, 2013

      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.

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