These two National Parks are a great place to shoot in the fall. There are very few visitors making it easy to get the shot without having to wait for folks to move out of the way. I went the weekend of the time change so getting up at the crack of dawn isn’t so bad and you don’t have to wait until 8 pm to get your sunset. I spent a few hours driving around the La Sal Moutains which are just east of Moab. When I arrived they were in the middle of the first snowstorm of the year so the mountains had a beautiful fresh coating of snow. I only spent 4 days in the area but could have easily spent a couple weeks. Rent a 4 x 4 and take the backroads to get a totally different perspective of Canyonlands.
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