Colors of Zion

In the Southwest we are accustomed to seeing bright colors in our landscapes that are far beyond what most people experience.  The layers of stone that define the Southwest have every shade of red, pink, white, buff, etc.  Zion National Park has all of these, of course.

What surprised me was seeing other, more rare colors in the stone at Zion. A number of shades of blue, cyan purple and even green make appearances in the park’s landscape — provided you know where to look.  Here’s an image of a slot canyon shot from above that I think illustrates my point.

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