Candyland, Arizona

Arizona, Coyote Buttes South, Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Utah, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument
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Colorful sandstone formations at Coyote Buttes South, Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona.

After our trek through nearby Buckskin Gulch and Paria Canyon, we made the long, sandy drive to Coyote Buttes South (also within the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness) which we had permits to explore for a couple days. I honestly didn’t have much expectations for this place, but figured we might as well go check it out since we were already in the general area. Well, it’s safe to say my mind was blown once we hiked into the buttes! I’ve never seen such a sandstone fantasy land, with its psychedelic formations and swirling sandstone, all infused and painted with a spectrum of bright colors. This is nature at its most artistic, the exquisite result of eons of random geology. Continue reading >>