Kawarau River, Otago, New Zealand, featured in this photo as a setting for the Argonath, in the 2001 movie, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. In the movie, the Argonath, the two giant statues, represent ancient kings of Gondor in Middle Earth. The statues do not actually exist; but, rather, are due to movie magic!
Peek-a-boo Gulch Another treasure in Utah's Coyote Gulch, just off of Dry Fork Narrows, Peek-a-boo Gulch is a narrow slot canyon carved into sandstone that runs for about half a mile. It's apparently a pretty fun slot to scramble through!
The Paria Mountains' 18 miles from Kanab, Utah in Hwy 89. Paria Wilderness, Utah, USA. These mountains are found beside a dirt road that connects to Highway 89 just before the Paria River. Hwy 89 takes you from Kanab Utah to Page Arizona. The side of the mountains have spectacular colors (better that the Grand Canyon, Bryce, the Painted Dessert, the slot canyons and even White Pocket) due to their encrusted minerals like iron oxides, manganese, cobalt and others that geologists describe.