The National Park Service - charged with the care of our national parks and monuments Scenic Color Country's mission is to display the magnificent scenery, geology, and archaeology in the area we define as Scenic Color Country (that definition appears below). While much pleasure can be gleaned from viewing a photo, we believe it becomes more meaningful with additional information, so we attempt to bring a photo to life with its story - whatever information we can find, be it archaeologic history, tectonic activity, or that it is simply beautiful scenery. We use off-site links, indicated by , including wikipedia and NPS sites for additional information.
Utah's Color Country is the five southwestern counties of Utah. Scenic Color Country combines Utah's Color Country with Utah's Canyon Country (San Juan County) to encompass the entire width of sounthern Utah, plus just about anything else inside the Colorado Plateau Provence. This is a gorgeous area of the earth, only partially explored and charted, with outstanding scenery, geology, and archaeology - sharing it is our mission.
We continue to add outstanding scenery as we find it. Many photos are ours, others are used with permission, and others are in the public domain - all known copyrights and credits are printed on the photo. Contact us if you have photos you wish included here, or another site that you would like to see that we do not feature. Use the comments page to offer any comments or suggestions.
Although nothing on Scenic Color Country is sensitive or confidential, we have joined the effort to make the internet a safer place by encrypting our communcations with the site using SSL (secure sockets layer) encryption. To accomplish this we forward SCC urls (ScenicColorCountry.net & .com) to SCCnet.net so all our visitors connect to a secure site. If the encryption process significantly impacts your connection, an unencrypted site is available at DaveMcKelleb.com. Our certificates are provided by DigiCert, an industry-leader in SSL development and encryption technology.
Historically, Color Country Compuing was created as a consultancy featuring the incomparable OpenVMS operating system, with a small photo section of Utah's Color Country - on retirement, it morphed into what it is today. Unlike any other OS at any cost, OpenVMS is secure out-of-the-box (cannot be hacked), stable (survives disasters - ask us about the World Trade Center surviving systems), and scalable - change/upgrade clusters without taking the system down (some sites have kept their systems up-to-date without rebooting the cluster for as long as ten years). We stand by our statement that OpenVMS is the best computer operating system on the planet - select the OpenVMS page button for more info, and contact us for the details.