An armchair journey to the desert

A photography book captures the natural splendor of Utah’s five national parks.

  • Bryce Ampitheater, Bryce Canyon National Park.

    Rich Briggs
  • Cactus flowers, Canyonlands National Park.

    Rich Briggs
  • Delicate Arch, Arches National Park.

    Rich Briggs


Home to stunning rock formations and majestic stone arches, Utah’s national parks evoke a sense of awe from millions of visitors every year. With their prose and photographs, writer Christopher Cogley and photographer Rich Briggs capture that beauty in their book, Utah’s Greatest Wonders, A Photographic Journey of the Five National Parks.

Each chapter is dedicated to one of the state’s national parks, with Cogley providing insight into the geology that shaped these extraordinary landscapes, while educating readers about the area’s history and early inhabitants. Briggs’ images provide breathtaking looks at iconic formations like Delicate Arch and Cathedral Valley, photographed in every season of the year, at every time of day. If you’re itching for a quick armchair journey to the desert, this book is well worth your time.

Utah’s Greatest Wonders
By Christopher Cogley and Rich Briggs.
138 pages, hardcover: $29.99.
Plain Sight Publishing, an imprint of Cedar Fort Inc., 2017.

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