Sunday morning we left our nice disbursed site and drove to Canyonlands, NP.
We took a driving tour of the Island in the Sky part of Canyonlands. There are two other parts of Canyonlands; The Needles and The Maze. The Willow Flat campground is $15/night. First-come, first-served. There were vacant sites when we drove through.
Dead Horse Point SP is very, very popular in the "season". We lucked into a two night cancellation a few weeks ago. There are electricity and toilet facilities, and a dump station but no showers. Water is hauled in from Moab. $30/night for camping. The main overlook trail is paved. From her wheelchair, Carol got a good look at the canyon and distant river.
The park brochure says that the view from the overlook is one of the worlds most photographed sites.
Here are a few of mine. There were photographers with $1,000+ equipment. An iPhone suits our needs.
|Reminded us very much of the Grand Canyon. The road below is accessible by 4 WD vehicles via the Potash Road in Moab. Another time perhaps?|
|That's the Colorado River some 2,000' down|
Got a little rain today, accompanied by some hail. The water is surely needed plus it helps keep the dust under control.
Tomorrow we head back to Moab. The Parrot Guy I met, told me about some areas he thought we would find interesting. We'll check them out.