Sandstone Wonders - Fisher Towers, River Road, Moab, Utah

River Road (also known as the Colorado River Scenic Byway or Route 128) is one of the most beautiful drives in the Southwest. It is often overlooked, as its competition is Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. The road follows along the Colorado River for 44 miles, but you only get glimpses of it along the route. Don't worry though, the sandstone rock formations are everywhere, many of which are quite impressive. This section of the road, known as Fisher Towers, attracts visitors for its rock climbing and trails. On a nice day, you can usually see the rock climbers on the fins that measure between 1,000 and 2,000 feet in height from the mesa.

For those who want to photograph the sights on River Road, my advice is to shoot both in early morning light and late evening light. Because of how River Road is geographically situated (at least in March), one side of the road is bathed in great light while the other is in shadow. By going in the morning and evening, you will get great photos of the rock formations on both sides and you will be glad you did.