Jim Johnston's photos


  • Hang on Snoopy

    This is a rock formation 1/2 mile South of Alien World near the 3 Wisemen rock formations. Although I hiked several miles through the desert, I think I have found a road that will get me closer to this rock formation and Alien World.

  • The Stare

    This a snow leopard in the Oklahoma City Zoo.

  • The Sentry

    This is the name I chose for this rock. I am sure other people that have been to this area had a different name. I chose it because it is one of the highest points in the area and looks like a soldier scanning the surrounding area. There aren't very man…


  • Mushroom Hoodoo Entry

    Seemed like I was walking through entryways to other rooms of Alien World. You would walk through and see other amazing rock formations. I also like the way the top of the hoodoos seems to be held like a setting for a diamond on a ring. I still marvel…

  • Chocolate Penquin and Friend

    Someone else named this, and I think it is a good name. I actually walked passed it the first time, shot this picture before I realized what it was. There are so many rock formations in this area, and I have only seen a few of them named. Wished the wea…

  • Alien Throne

    I had a successful and not so successful trip. I found the Alien World area in the Valley of Dreams area, but wasn't able to get to the King of Wings. Don and I hiked for several hours getting to Alien World in 40 mph winds. You have many gullies and st…


  • Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wing

    Headed back here in 10 days. Very excited! Love Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah name, Hope to get back to the King of Wings the first of April. Really excited to see it again. Hope the weather gets better by then. Going in by a different route, hope it works out. Hope it…

  • Going to Ouray on Imogene

    This is shot just below Imogene Pass. It is looking toward the Camp Bird Area and Ouray. Imogene is fairly rough and somwhat scary to first timers because the ledge roads with huge drop offs. I usually drive it from Telluride to Ouray. In a good year,…

  • Going Down from Cinnamon

    Just went over the top of Cinnamon Pass headed toward Lake City. Cinnamon is one of my favorite roads and is real easy to drive. I would recommend a 4wd vehicle. 4wd is most necessary when you are going downhill so you don't have to use your brakes. Losin…


  • One of My Favorite Drives

    Of the many 4wheel drive trails I do in Colorado, my favorite probably is the Corkscrew Gulch, Hurricane Pass and California Pass. The scenery on this drive is incredible. You drive between the Red Mountains and see Como Lake from both the California Pass…

  • On the Edge

    I named this because it seemed every rock was on the edge of falling. This is another area in Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah area near the "King of Wings". thanks for looking and I do appreciate all comments.

  • View in Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah

    This is an area very near the King of Wings. I would have liked to spend more time there, but a rain storm was coming and I barely made it back to the 4runner. I know there has to be lots more unique areas and rock formations. Try again next year. thanks…


  • Hoodoo Seating at Petrified Stump

    Although I have called this Bisti Badlands, this and KOW are actually in Ah-shi-sle-pah which is just southeast of Bisti. This photo was shot just to the south of KOW. This was so unusual to me for several reasons. First it is a petrified stump and there…

  • Amazing

    This is the King of Wings. It is an amazing rock formation in the Bisti Badlands. When I saw this on Flickr I had to go see it before it fell down. So I talked to my off-roading friend of 20+ years, Don Birdwell, about going and he was ready. So we made…

  • Allie Belle Mine

    This ore storage building for the mine. I first saw this over 20 years ago and it looked just like this. The mine is located on the Hancock Pass Road just south of St Elmo. Hancock Pass road is really rough, but it is easy to this building and to the Han…


  • Chimney Rock on Owl Creek Pass

    If you have seen John Wayne's True Grit you would have seen this. Further up the road is where they filmed the final shootout in the movie. Owl Creek Pass is easy to drive. thanks for looking and let me know if you have any questions.

  • Twin Falls

    This is one of the two waterfalls at Twin Falls area. It is located on Yankee Boy Basin Trail. Thanks for looking and let me know if you have any questions.

  • Atlas Mine and Stamp Mill

    The mine is located on the Yankee Boy Basin Trail. Where this is located almost all vehicles could reach it. It is rocky and gravel roads, but if you go slow and are careful you should make it. thanks for looking and let me know if you have any questions…


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