1) Great Salt Lake
Here’s a photo no local pilot can duplicate… this pic of the Great Salt Lake was taken from the International Space Station on July 6, 2014. Notes with this photo state that the space station crew typically uses the Great Salt Lake for a location marker when looking at North America. The line across the middle of the lake is created by the railroad causeway — the discoloration of the water to the right of the photo is caused by restricted water flow.
2) Park City
This shot was taken from the lift at Park City Resort on August 30, 2007 — the lowest elevation aerial of this list.
3) Dead Horse Point
This photo was taken at sunrise on September 15, 2012. The range of colors is stunning!
4) Red Canyon
Red Canyon, near Kanab. Taken September 30, 2007.
5) 5400 S. Between 4015 W. and Bangerter Highway
Have you EVER seen Bangerter Highway with so few cars? I’m not sure what time UDOT took this photo, but everyone must have been home in bed at the time. Photo taken July 31, 2012.
6) San Juan River, Lake Powell
The photographer notes that this photo captures the spot where the river turns from muddy brown to deep blue, as it approaches the entrance to the lake. The photo was taken on June 19, 2008.
The photographer took this photo during a flight on July 13, 205. He identifies Mt. Timpanogos in the background.
8) Zion National Park
You know when you’re driving those switchbacks on Highway 9 and you’re feeling a little nervous with the steep parts and hairpin turns (especially when you’re hauling a trailer)? This is what it looks like from above. No wonder it feels a little dicey! Photo captured April 30, 2014.
9) Hill Air Force Base
This photo was taken from a Delta flight on August 15, 2008.
10) Wasatch Range
The Wasatch Mountain Range looks even more commanding from the air! Photo taken May 4, 2011.
Roosevelt, and its surrounding farmland, sure looks beautiful from above! Photo taken on June 17, 2009.
An aerial view of the vividly green Colorado River, in the vicinity of Moab. Taken on August 26, 2009.
13) Salt Lake City
This is the west side of Salt Lake City proper...you can see Gateway Mall in the foreground, and Energy Solutions Arena next door.
14) Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument
The monument encompasses 1.9 million acres...I don’t think you can see all of it from here. Photo taken by Bureau of Land Management on August 2, 2012.
A little town, surrounded by farmland and wilderness. Gorgeous! Photo captured on June 25, 2013.
16) Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation
From this eagle’s eye view, you can see the White River and the unique center-fed irrigation system used here. Photo taken October 12, 2005.
Monticello, the county seat of San Juan County. Photo taken June 26, 2013.
18) Bryce Canyon National Park
Such a unique mixture of red rock and pines. Photo taken on September 16, 2014.
This photo of Lehi’s main street was taken by the Utah Department of Transportation in July, 2012.
20) Sevier Lake
Sevier Lake is what’s left of the ancient Lake Bonneville. Photo taken November 21, 2014.
21) Kennecott Copper Mine
The largest open-pit mine in the world. Photo taken August 8, 2012.
Which of these is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.