Photo taken from the eastern flank of Boulder Mountain in south-central Utah at an elevation of ~9,400'. Featured are the Waterpocket Fold (backcountry of Capitol Reef N.P.) and the Henry Mountains, which previously were called the Unknown Mountains. It was the last mountain range to be added to the map of the 48 contiguous U.S. states and is home to a bison herd numbering around 350. Even today, the Henrys see very light visitation relative to the great majority of all the other mountain ranges in Utah. The bison are not spooked by mountain bikes, making them easy to view for sustained periods of time when out for a ride. If riding a dirt bike, the load noise of the engine forewarns them of your presence and usually sends them running for cover.
A sea of sandstone in southern Utah. Photos taken in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument from a couple of scenic lookouts along the road connecting the towns of Boulder and Escalante. Lots of fun adventures can be undertaken in this part of the state but the summers tend to be hotter than optimal for many of them. Flash flooding is a frequent danger once monsoon season gets underway.