I remembered the Petrified Forest & Painted Desert from cross-country trips as a kid, but Linda had never been here. Today, we covered most of the highlights of this fascinating place.
Short Hikes in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park, Scenic Hwy 211, & Newspaper Rock - Utah
This is an account of our first visit to the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park in Utah. It was a rather short visit, but it was a beautiful drive, and it set the stage for later excursions in this remote area.
Dead Horse Point State Park, Island In The Sky District, Canyonlands National Park, & Shafer Trail/Potash Road Scenic Drive - Utah
This posts includes photos from scenic overlooks, a little hiking, and a scenic drive down into the red rock canyons. Moab, Utah is simply a wonderful destination for anyone that loves natural beauty and outdoor adventures.
Today we drove through red rock canyons and then up into the snow-covered La Sal Mountains. Our scenic drive ended with a good look at some Desert Bighorn Sheep.
Park Avenue, Windows Area, Balanced Rock, & Garden of Eden - Arches National Park - Utah
In this entry we do a little hiking in some of the more popular areas along the park road in Arches National Park. We got great looks at some of the named rock formations and arches on a gorgeous day.
Linda & I were campground hosts at Arches National Park in March and April of both 2008 and 2009. That was our first taste of the five outstanding National Parks in Utah, and for those four months we "lived" at the end of the eighteen-mile park road in the Devil's Garden Campground. We told everyone we had the most beautiful driveway in the world, and this post was just the beginning of our explorations throughout the park.
After our mid-day hike to Cattail Falls, on this very hot afternoon, we ventured to the far southwest corner of Big Bend National Park for a hike in Santa Elena Canyon along the Rio Grande River.
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