White Domes

The White Domes are an important landmark on the Canaan Mountain plateau. Besides being photogenic, their white color contrast with the red sandstone making them easy to see from a distance


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Herb - Dec 7, 2007 4:22 am - Voted 10/10

Beautiful contrast...

...between sky and landscape. Like a painting. Very contemplative view. Nice!



mountaingazelle - Dec 7, 2007 5:02 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful contrast...

Thanks Herbert! I thought the same thing when I this. These white domes are located in an area of red rock which made them more interesting.


lcarreau - Dec 7, 2007 3:47 pm - Voted 10/10

Outstanding features!

Total agreement! The Colorado Plateau is a very colourful place. I especially like the white colours. NATURE is cleaver with her brush!!! Thanks for posting, Melinda!


mountaingazelle - Dec 7, 2007 4:29 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Outstanding features!

Thanks, I really liked the White Domes. They stand out so it was hard for me not to take a photo of them. Some of them do look like they belong in a painting.

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Antonio Giani - Dec 8, 2007 5:23 am - Voted 10/10


Ciao Antonio


mountaingazelle - Dec 8, 2007 11:20 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Bellissime!!!

Grazie, Antonio!!!


tanya - Dec 8, 2007 12:55 pm - Voted 10/10

Love those domes!

It's sad however that ATV's go out there in this pristine wilderness area and destroy. There are black marks on many of the domes from them, but great photo!


mountaingazelle - Dec 8, 2007 1:27 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Love those domes!

Thanks Tanya! I love those domes too and seeing the ATV’s was the only thing I didn’t like. I’m not sure what they can do about it though. It probably isn’t a good idea to mess with the locals, especially around the city of Hilldale…


tanya - Dec 8, 2007 7:11 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Love those domes!

We have looked into it and lots of the ATV riders are from elsewhere including Kane and Washington County. From what we are told there is only one BLM guy to patrol a huge area so they don't check Cannan too often. Sad, because that is gorgeous there!


butitsadryheat - Dec 11, 2007 2:35 am - Voted 10/10

Amazing Detail in..

the layers and the veins. And so smooth. Beautiful.


mountaingazelle - Dec 11, 2007 4:05 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Amazing Detail in..

Thank you! The domes in that area were very unique. Some of them were orange with striped layers. Others were pure white with yellow veins.


BLong - Sep 1, 2009 5:04 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice shot

Nice photo of a beautiful area! Good work. Thanks for voting on my Bolivia Trip Report.


mountaingazelle - Sep 2, 2009 1:50 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice shot

Thanks! This is a good area for taking photographs. There weren’t very many hikers either. I may have to go back up there via a different route to see the entire plateau.


mck4824 - Mar 30, 2010 3:55 pm - Voted 10/10

Great contrast

Love this shot, thanks for posting. Really beautiful spot, ray


mountaingazelle - Mar 31, 2010 1:16 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great contrast

Thanks Ray! People call these the White Domes but are actually several colors of white, orange, red, and yellow. It was definitely a beautiful spot.


AlbertoRampini - Sep 6, 2012 12:40 pm - Voted 10/10

Beautiful rocky buildings!

is the rock good here or isn't it?
Thanks for sharing this nature's beauty!



mountaingazelle - Sep 9, 2012 4:46 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful rocky buildings!

Thank you, alberto! The darker colored sandstone in this area is good for rock climbing. The lighter rock seen in this photo is a weaker layer and breaks more easily.

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