You expect to see great colors when you visit the American Southwest. Most of the areas have great sandstone rock formations that have an orange color to them. There is one portion of the southwest that is well known for its red colors, namely Sedona. How do I know that? Just look at the names. Sedona is located in Red Rock County. Within the city limits lies Red Rock State Park. Numerous businesses have Red Rock in their name. I don't know how many roads have that in their name, but I know a few do.
One evening, I wanted to get some photos of one of the more famous rock formations, Cathedral Rock. Shooting there when the sun is setting is the best time to capture the red glow. Looking on the map, I found the best location to shoot it -- that's right, just off of Red Rock Loop Road. As you can see, I was able to capture the glow, although it would have been better with some clouds. I was mentioning that lack of clouds later to a local and she looked at me like I had two heads. I remember her reply verbatim, “You do know it’s in the desert, don't you? We don’t get clouds too often”. I think I heard Homer Simpson's "Doh" in the background.