Factory Butte

Near Hanksville, UT


In my opinion, Utah is the most geologically diverse and photographically fertile states in America - with an endless surprise of landscapes, topography, mesa, buttes forest, deserts and vistas. Factory Butte is just such a surprise.

Sandwiched between Capital Reef, Canyonlands and Escalante sets the Factory Butte which is an oddly placed butte in the middle of a lifeless and barren badlands. The Factory Butte rises about 900ft from the desert floor with mesmerizing ripples and distinctive veins of rock. I had been to the area around Factory Butte several times before, but never could find an image I liked. Not until I was setting up camp after a long day of scouting. The above image was taken before sunrise from a campsite near the Factory Butte.


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