Horseshoe Canyon Black and White

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The Horseshoe Bend in Arizona

This beautiful scenery of the Horseshoe Bend Canyon image is found in the region of badlands southwest of the United States ( Utah). The canyon horseshoe is formally known as barrier canyon and forms a magnificent prehistoric feature in America. It’s known to host some of the most outstanding rock art galleries, which is believed to have been written by early native Indian settlers and drawn in colored mineral pigments.

The Colorado River winds and cuts through rocks of the mighty gorge, very fast and deep through the sandstone, forming a horseshoe-like bend in the canyon, hence its name. Canyon horseshoe is a magnificent desert hike feature worth a visit. The canyon horseshoe is made of rock and sandstone slabs; some appear darker while others appear lighter colorwise. The rolling hills and the top of the rim form a suitable fun place to camp at night and hike in the day. It forms a vertical-walled deep ravine, but you can see more cliffs, plateaus, and gorges in the distance. On top of the two canyons, cliffs are too steep, and the gradient becomes steeper as you descend.

At the canyon’s bottom is a curved section along the river heaped with giant sandhills on which small vegetation cover grows—for example, cottonwood trees, desert plants, and wild bushes. The canyon walls appear smooth, while some are streaked with a darker band of popular desert varnish. Walls are eroded by rain and wind beating against them, forming huge en-cloves and galleys. Looking closely at the base of the cliffs, you can see sandy slopes on which small plants flourish watered by the trickling water from the rocks. Canyon horseshoe can be accessed from Hanksville side via Utah highway, about a 30-mile drive.

If you wonder how high the Horseshoe Bend Canyon is from the water level, I answer that question in my sunset color image post.

Copyright: Dan Kosmayer
Image ID: 1449
File size: 19 MB
Dimensions: 5407 x 5407 px | 300dpi
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