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Just came back from a week-long Utah trip myself, where I got to see some parks for the first time: Bryce NP, Capitol Reef NP, Goblin Valley SP, Canyonlands NP (Island in the Sky), Dead Horse Point SP, and Arches NP (I've been to Dead Horse Point and Arches before though). So it was a really whirlwind tour and I wasn't expecting many ops for great photos anywhere but I got surprisingly great lighting & conditions at some of them.
My favorite park by far was Capitol Reef, which rarely gets mentioned in Utah discussions, but it was probably the most amazing that I saw. The rock formations at Capitol Reef were simply epic and surprisingly colorful. If you have time, I'd recommend stopping by there.
Of course all the parks were amazing, but Capitol Reef especially blew me away with its colorful rocks, tall & long cliffs, and expansive badlands.
I did already have a copy of that book "Photographing the Southwest" Volume 1, which was invaluable btw.
Awesome! How was the crowd at Zion and Bryce? a lot of tourists and photogs out there?
When I googled Utah for photography, capitol reef gets mentioned but really does gets over shadowed by the other parks.