The landscape in Southern Utah can be surprising. One of the most surprising areas is the Kodachrome Basin State Park. The origin of the unusual pipe formations is debated but the sandstone monuments are a common sight on the Colorado Plateau. Most of the area is covered with the juniper-grassland vegetation that looks like a solid dark green carpet in the distance. The ground is sandy under the thin veneer of vegetation. The road in the image is the entrance road into the Kodachrome Basin State Park.