I am just back from a short but fantastic trip hiking the canyons of Arizona and Utah. We started off in Sedona where we met this most amazing color red
From there we went on to the largeness of the Grand Canyon. Such an amazing space and color that I have a hard time defining!
We drove throught Navajo country and the painted desert on our way to Zion. I even drove on Rte. 66 in Flagstaff (well, just for 2 blocks, but still!)
Zion Canyon was small by comparison, but great because we could hike right down in it, along the river to the narrows, touching the great walls of red. We stopped for lunch at the Emerald Pools. Well, I guess they are emerald in the summer...
Our final destination was Bryce Canyon. This was the highlight of our trip where we hiked the hoodoos. They are amazing things. We could look at them all day and see so many different figures.
Every day I wished I had more time to spend painting these fabulous colors. In any case, I would definitely recommend going in November. A little cold but not too many people.
If you want to know more about the hoodoos, http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoodoo