It is believed that the name for the State of Utah is derived from the Ute people, who also had their homes in what is today Colorado. The name Ute people use to refer to themselves, however, is Núuchiu.
The photos on this page were taken in the South of Utah: Zion, Red Canyon and Bryce Canyon.
Zion National Park
A stop on the highway between Zion and Bryce Canyon. The sun was starting to set. I had never before seen such a striking interplay of colors: white, grey and black wood contrasted with the red, pinks and oranges of the soil, hoodoos and sunlight.
Bryce Canyon National Park