Temple of the Sun

Temple of the Sun

Cathedral Valley; Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
Bob Sihler
on Nov 12, 2006 11:24 pm
Image Type(s): Scenery
Image ID: 243507


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mvs - Nov 13, 2006 12:44 am - Voted 10/10


This is an amazing, otherworldly scene. I can only imagine how great it was in person!

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Nov 13, 2006 1:19 am - Hasn't voted

Re: yeah!

Thank you! It is an amazing, otherworldly place. This is just one of many colorful sandstone monoliths in the area. At dawn and sunset, they glow. Adding to the splendor is that the area is very remote.

Thank you for noticing and commenting.


Tomek Lodowy

Tomek Lodowy - Nov 4, 2008 1:56 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: yeah!

...simply kicks ass !


Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Nov 4, 2008 4:26 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: yeah!

Thank you, Tomek! I appreciate that coming from someone who has so many nice shots from the Southwest himself!


Dean - Jan 2, 2007 3:51 am - Voted 10/10


What a special shot. That is beautiful and you captured it perfectly.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Jan 2, 2007 4:55 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Incredible

Thank you! The Cathedral Valley area is one of my favorite places in this country, and I'm really glad I captured an image of it that others could enjoy. Thanks again!


vvujisic - Feb 4, 2007 11:23 pm - Voted 10/10

Really amazing!

Incredible beauty!

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Feb 5, 2007 12:56 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Really amazing!

Thank you! I hope you get out here someday and see it yourself, just as I hope to see those beautiful mountains you share with us here on SP!


vvujisic - Feb 5, 2007 4:37 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Really amazing!

I hope also. Thanks, BSIHLER!


scotta - Aug 20, 2007 9:23 am - Hasn't voted

Love that Place

Nice. My wife and I spend a lot of time in Utah.Capital Reef is one of our favorite places to explore. I believe this is "Temple Of The Sun". Did you get a chance to see Glass Mountain? It's in the general area from which this photo was taken. Did you camp at the Plateau?

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Aug 20, 2007 1:03 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Love that Place

Thank you for looking and commenting. Yes, that is Temple of the Sun, and I have seen Glass Mountain, too-- I have some photos I like, but they don't really need to be here on SP.

I camped higher up on one of my three visits here, but not this one. My brothers and I stayed at the primitive campground near the Cathedral Valley Overlook-- very cold March night, great dawn.

I, too, love Capitol Reef, especially those northern and southern areas you only access by the dirt roads.


Andino - Aug 20, 2007 10:25 am - Voted 10/10


landscape Bob !

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Aug 20, 2007 1:00 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful...

Thanks-- it's a wonderful place, one of my favorites in Utah.


bobeck - Feb 14, 2008 8:47 am - Voted 10/10

Almost looks

Climbable! ?????? Gorgeous picture!

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Feb 14, 2008 10:06 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Almost looks

Thank you-- Cathedral Valley is one of my favorite places in Utah, though I imagine you probably don't need me to tell you about beautiful places in Utah.

I have often examined my pictures of this "rock" and looked at topo maps and tried to envision a way up it. That thing looks ready to fall apart, though. But I'd love to get up it.


Charles - Jul 29, 2008 11:06 am - Voted 10/10

I´ll pray there!

great piece of rock- thanks!

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Jul 29, 2008 12:32 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: I´ll pray there!

Thanks, Charles! Just pray that you remembered sunglasses and sunscreen if you're out there.


Charles - Jul 30, 2008 1:46 am - Voted 10/10

Re: I´ll pray there!

yes, I can well imagine!


ccs - Jun 7, 2009 6:05 pm - Hasn't voted


That is just spectacular. It must really be something to be looking up at that. Great picture!

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Jun 8, 2009 12:39 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Surreal

Thanks! This is just one of many incredible formations found in this area.

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