I have a question for you. You mentioned the fact that you've been around Utah for many years and have seen a good portion of it. I was just poking around some travel sites and came across a photo of a spot which I recognized immediately.
It's in Canyonland. When I was there last summer I was checking out the various rock formations and drinking a few beers (carefully hiding them from the suspicious-looking rangers) and on the way out there was a small sign pointing to the left that said "Arch" or something like that. Approximately 1/4 mile from the side of the road to the arch. I was going to pass but figured, hell, I might not get this way again so I might as well check it out.
The walk there was typical high desert stuff down a well-worn path. I get to the top of the rise and see the arch below. Nothing spectacular -- a small arch sitting alone.
By now I had seen quite a few arches and I turned to leave. But then I thought to myself "Gus, maybe there's something more to that arch than you can see from here."
So I headed down there and what I stumbled across was by far my favorite Utah view....
You recognize the place?
I sat on the ledge until darkness forced me away. One hell of a spot.