Shrouded by layers of fog and clouds, the San Francisco Peaks greet the day’s first light. The Peaks, the remains of an eroded stratovolcano, are topped by 12,633-foot Humphreys Peak, Arizona’s highest point.

Photograph by Tom Bean


Fog fills the Grand Canyon at sunrise, as seen from Hopi Point on the South Rim. Located along the Hermit Road west of Grand Canyon Village, Hopi Point is known for its views of the Colorado River under clear conditions.

Photograph by Larry Lindahl


Morning mist catches the rays of the rising sun at Lee Valley Reservoir in the White Mountains. With an elevation of 9,423 feet, the lake is the highest-elevation reservoir in Arizona.

Photograph by Laurence Parent


Tall, weathered saguaros emerge from fog along the Finger Rock Trail as the peaks of the Santa Catalina Mountains glow at sunrise. This trail offers a direct route into the front range of the Santa Catalinas, one of Arizona’s “sky island” ranges.

Photograph by Gurinder Singh


The red spines on a group of barrel cactuses stand out on a cold, foggy day at South Mountain Park in Phoenix. Consisting of three mountain ranges, the park is among the largest municipally managed parks in the United States.

Photograph by Paul Gill


Lichen-covered rocks and windblown pines are the entirety of the view at Marble Viewpoint, an overlook north of the Grand Canyon’s North Rim. Typically, this overlook features an expansive view that includes Marble Canyon and distant Navajo Mountain.

Photograph by Tom Daniel


Fog covers Cienega Creek at dawn between the foothills of the Santa Rita Mountains (foreground) and the Mustang Mountains of Southern Arizona. This view is from a grassland near Greaterville, an old mining town in the Santa Ritas.

Photograph by Norma Jean Gargasz


The rising sun illuminates fog-shrouded ponderosa pines and junipers on Anderson Mesa above Lower Lake Mary, southeast of Flagstaff. The mesa, which inspired a 1996 Jimmy Eat World song of the same name, reaches an elevation of 7,251 feet.

Photograph by Tom Bean