Mesa Arch which you need to get to an hour or so before sunrise to get a spot as it's a very popular site.
We tried a sunset at Green River but were disappointed again as the clouds covered what would have been a nice sunset. We were rewarded with a double rainbow though.We have been to Green River twice now and both times there have been storms.
Three 4am early starts for sunrises wears you down. I went twice to Mesa Arch and the third time I went to Dead Horse Point in the state park right next to Canyonlands. Lindsay dropped me off and I waited there by myself in the dark, while he went back to Mesa Arch again. I thought I’d try a few star shots but was perplexed as to why my shots were so black, then realised that my lens cap was still on; see what sleep depravation can do. Then I noticed some meteor showers behind me, they weren’t showers as such but single shooting stars, I think the showers happen earlier on in the morning. I could hear some cars come into the carpark and hoped that whoever they were, they didn't come in my direction as I was feeling very vulnerable.
|waiting for sunrise|
|the sun doesn't rise over this section of the park at this time of year|