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Landscapes of the American Southwest

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Spring Mountains, Nevada

This series of images from Flickr user Ladrón de la estrella provides a dramatic tour of the American southwest. The first image shows Nevada's Spring Mountains, located just west of Las Vegas.

 

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La Madre Mountain, Nevada

This image shows La Madre Mountain, which protudes eastward from the central portion of the Spring Mountains. In the distance is the northern portion of the Spring Mountains.

 

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Western Las Vegas, Nevada

Here we see extensive housing developments on the western edge of Las Vegas. On the left, the ground begins to slope upwards toward the Spring Mountains.

 

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Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

This image shows Nevada's Valley of Fire, in the center of the image, the focal point of Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada's oldest state park.

 

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Lake Mead, Nevada

This is the northernmost portion of Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the United States. The town of St. Thomas, which was submerged during the creation of Lake Mead, is located in the central portion of the photo.

 

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Virgin Mountains, Arizona

This image shows the Virgin Mountains of Arizona, just east of the Arizona/Nevada border.

 

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Arizona / Utah border

This image shows the border between Arizona and Utah, and the twin towns of Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Arizona, that straddle the border. The photo is taken from Arizona, looking north. The towns of Hildale and Colorado City are located on the flatlands in the lower left of the image.

 

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Grand Staircase, Utah

This spectacular image shows two of the steps of the Grand Staircase, a sequence of cliff formations in southern Utah and northern Arizona displaying over 600 million years of geological history. In the foreground are the Vermillion Cliffs, the second of the Staircase's five steps, while in the background are the White Cliffs, the third step of the Staircase.

 

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Paria River, Utah

Utah's Paria River flows through the center of this photo, with the Brigham Plains visible at right.

 

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Utah canyons

This image shows canyons to the west of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

 

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Utah canyons

This series of parallel canyons lies north of Utah's Lake Powell. In the lower right is Mudhole Canyon, in the center is Sunday Canyon, and in the left-center is Monday Canyon.

 

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Escalante River, Utah

In this image from Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, the Escalante River flows through the lower central portion of the picture. The narrow canyon in the foreground is Coyote Gulch.

 

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Colorado River, Utah

The Colorado River flows through the Glen Canyon National Recreational Area in this image.

 

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Colorado River, Utah

This image again shows the Colorado River. In the background is the 11,522' Mt. Ellen, with Ragged Mountain and Mt. Hillers in front of it.

 

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The Toe, Utah

This image shows a rock formation known as "The Toe", just north of Utah's Natural Bridges National Monument.

 

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Dolores River, Colorado

Colorado's Dolores River runs through the central portion of this image. Disappointment Valley is visible in the upper right.

 

Photos taken: May 12, 2006

Photos by: Ladrón de la estrella

Route: Unknown

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