Friday, December 19, 2014

Coal Canyon or Coal Mine Canyon, Arizona

Coal Canyon or Coal Mine Canyon, Arizona is a canyon southeast of Tuba City on the Navajo Reservation. Some friends from Tuba City took me out there one day. They referred to it as Coal Canyon, which is what I have always called it until I looked it up on the internet, and found Coal Mine Canyon. It's the same place.

Coal Canyon is located about 15 miles southeast from Tuba City on Az Highway 264. The canyon is on the northeast side of the highway. The turnoff is unmarked. It is a beautiful little canyon, much like Bryce only smaller with streaks of black coal here and there, hence the name. The photos were all taken on 35mm film, I'm not sure what brand. They were then scanned on a plustek 35mm film scanner. The photos were all taken on one winter afternoon in 1991. They were all shot looking north.

This area has an enormous amount of color and shapes in a rather small area. Hope you enjoyed the photos.


  1. Are these pics photoshopped? They're so brilliant.

    1. Very little. There is always some post processing, but not a lot in this case.