Vibrant arizona skies turn amazing colors as the sun sets.
San Francisco Peaks over the flowers
A field of brialliant wildflowers set off a view of all 4 peaks, Agassiz, Humphrey's, Fremont, and Doyle
A shear wall of sandstone carved by the elements stands in the Valley of Fire
Trailhead for Bell Rock Path and Courthouse Butte Loop
This is where the trails split off for 3 large trails, Big Park Loop (Middle Path), Bell Rock Pathway, and Courthouse Butte Loop
Post fire rebirth
The forest is beautifully reclaiming the hillside after the 1977 Radio fire. Within a hundred more years, little will remain to tell of the fire.
The Río Salado snakes through the cañón
The all but gone fossilized tracks of dinosaurs who approached a natural oasis several million years past. Paleontologists already mapped and analyzed these tracks before they had eroded to quite this degree. Still a fun site to explore!
Sunset Crater, one of the most recently active volcanoes in the Southwest is thought to have last erupted in 1064 - though the discovery of some ruins buried by the eruption have put that date into question.
Snow on the Organs
Snow on the Organ Mountain range behind Las Cruces