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29 Gorgeous Images of the American Southwest

"The Mittens in Monument Valley probably form one of the most enduring images of the American West, having been featured in dozens of Hollywood classics."

"Colorful hoodoos in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah."

"Drive to and walk up a short trail to this massive triple arch in Arches National Park."

"Painted Desert in Arizona."

"Route 66, Arizona."

"A towering cliff of red sienna sandstone creates a natural outdoor amphitheater in Northern Colorado."

"Antelope Canyon, Arizona."

"San Geronimo Chapel, Taos Pueblo, Taos, New Mexico. This chapel exemplifies the clean, simple lines of Southwestern architecture."

"Sagebrush at sunset in southern Colorado."

"Ladder to the Clouds, Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico."

"These colorful Indian blankets were photographed at a street market in Santa Fe, New Mexico."

"St. Francis Cathedral in old town Santa Fe, New Mexico."

"I took this photo in Utah on I-70 between I-15 and Richfield overlooking the desert."

"The gorgeous El Santuario de Chimayó along the High Road to Taos, a scenic byway between Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico."

"Among the many places we visited during our driving trip to the southwest was Capitol Reef National Park. The landscapes were terrific but I particularly liked this shot of a tree highlighted by the sun."

"Beautiful day in Santa Fe."

"Abiquiu, New Mexico sunrise. No, this isn't Photoshop magic. The sunrises in the Southwest really do look like this, which is why artists and photographers are always been drawn to this area."

"Near Four Corners: I took this photo on highway 160 shortly after we passed into Arizona from Colorado and New Mexico."

"San Francisco de Asis Church, Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico, made famous by legendary photographer Ansel Adams and painter Georgia O'Keeffe."

"Canyonlands, The Maze, Chimney Rock."

"Taos Pueblo: Interestingly, Taos Indians (and my guess is all Indians) made entrances to their dwellings from the roof, accessed through ladders (a very common architectural element in pueblo facades)."

"Beautiful sunset at White Sands National Park in New Mexico."

"Taken on a trail in Zion National Park."

"Lovely evening in Phoenix, Arizona."

"Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona."

"Red Rocks of Tucson."

"Sunrise over Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah."

"This spot on the Colorado River is called Horseshoe Bend just a few miles out of Page, Arizona."

"Rainbow Over Anticline, Canyonlands National Park."

America is a beautiful country from sea to shining sea, but nothing is more iconic than the red rocks, adobe structures, and dramatic sunsets of the Southwest. Come along for a photo tour of the amazing vistas of the western states.

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