OK, the road itself is not actually named â€œAlien roadâ€, but to look at it in Valley of Fire State Park, youâ€™d think you accidentally drove to another planet. The first time I saw this, I literally just stopped in the middle of the road to take it all in (the guy behind me was less than thrilled, but oh wellâ€¦). I had tried to capture this shot on several previous trips. I tried at just after sunrise, just before sunset, and I could never quite get the color I was looking for. I was considering another sunset try on this trip when it occurred to me â€“ maybe the best time to pop the shutter was AFTER sunset! So, I set up and waited for sundown (crossing my fingers hoping for some nice colors in the sky and on the rocks). Well, it was my lucky day! I shot and shot for the next 15 minutes. I tried all sorts of compostions, but this was by far the runaway favorite. I just love the winding road as it twists off into the hills.