Stretching my arms upward as I scan the horizon, I’m getting excited to hike into Horseshoe Canyon. I’m back at Crystal Geyser, and enjoying the view overlooking the Green River. Its early morning and the sun is dancing above the horizon and beginning to dispel the cool air that night brought to the area. Cattle are grazing on the grass just south of the geyser, and I notice the geyser has burped a few splashes onto the surrounding rock and steam has started to form. Continue reading “Utah Adventure Pt 11 – Horseshoe Canyon”
The other tip I received from the lady at Canyonlands Visitor Center was the pictographs on one of the walls at Natural Bridges. So after emerging from a day of off roading and hiking in Butler Wash I headed west on highway 95 into the afternoon sun. Continue reading “Utah Adventure Pt 9 – Natural Bridges National Park”
Heading into Canyonlands National Park from the southern entrance is pretty awe-inspiring. After turning off highway 191 and heading west there is a large expanse that separates the distant mountains. Then the plains give way to a flowering meadow and begins cutting into a canyon. Newspaper Rock is located just inside where the canyon opens and allows the cottonwoods to overtake the cut.
Making my way out of Buckhorn Wash and getting back on I-70, I head east back towards the town of Green River in search of a small dirt road that connects directly to I-70 around mile marker 147. Upon my success, I turn off the interstate and open the gate and proceed in to Black Dragon Canyon. Continue reading “Utah Adventure Pt 4 – Black Dragon Canyon”