This area is accessible by high clearance vehicle, navigating a maze of 2-track trails, about 25 miles from Highway 89.
The title of this image is “Navajo Dawn” however, this was taken during sunset. The title is short for dawn of the Navajo, and makes reference to this area being the spiritual birthplace of the Navajo people. This sacred and highly scenic and remote area has been under siege in recent years, because of the proposed Escalade Project. The proposed project included building a resort on the land, as well as a gondola type tram, running from the rim, down to the canyon floor. I explored the area, and found this particular scene, and while it was not accompanied by dramatic conditions, I have never seen this composition photographed before.