Canyonlands National Park, Utah—- Part 2

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We were amazed at how much there is to see and do in the Moab area. If you are a person who enjoys a good hike, some mountain biking, you could quite easily spend a week here and never be bored.

Since we are camping with our fur babies Bella and Rider, we are on a time limit and that we needed to be back by the 3 1/2 to 4-hour mark. That limited us to how many hikes we could complete.

We did manage to completed half the hikes. This gives us an excuse to come back to the area!

Grandview Point Overlook

green line shows hiking trail

Length: 2 mile round trip

Difficulty: Easy

Elevation Gain: 50 ft

If you love sunsets as we do, take in this hike late afternoon.

We stop in the parking area and grabbed a few pictures thinking we would be back in the late afternoon.

We never did make it back to Grandview Point. By 5 pm we were both exhausted and decided to add that hike to must come back to the complete.

Buck Canyon Overview

Life is a gift.

Shafer Canyon Overview

If you had a jeep or a OHV you could take this back road tour
Panoramic View
That’s a long way down.
So close to the edge, I am freaking!
I will look back at this and smile!.

Exploring the Canyonlands Nation Park, Utah

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This morning’s temp was a tad chilly -2c/ 28 f.

Since we knew we would be hiking, we dressed in layers. Well, Myron dressed in layers, I only needed a bunny hug!

The entry into Canyonlands is $30/ vehicle. Since we will be visiting at least 5 National Parks this winter, we decided it would be cheaper to buy an Annual Pass for $80 USA/ $104 Canadian. This gives you access to all National Parks in the USA. 3 National Parks and we are ahead!

The first stop was Mesa Arch.

Just a short hike to a cliff edge arch. It’s a great spot at sunrise.

I don’t know what it is about this tree that I find so fascinating
Wow, wow and WOW!!!
Amazing view from inside the Mesa Arch
Sun reflection
You can see such a long ways
He is getting mighty close to the edge
This is the shot you get when you get close to the edge. Myron took this photo of the crack in the arch, looking down.
Another angle inside the arch
”We travel not to escape life, but so life doesn’t escape us.” unknown
The rock is so smooth
Lonely tree

Next stop was Candlestick Tower Overlook

Orange Cliff Overhang

Thanks, Steve-o’s Pumping for the bunny hugs.
Panoramic View
What a great Panoramic view

Amazing views, I will post more pictures tomorrow from Canyonlands Nation Park.

Moab, Utah

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Short driving day for us yesterday East Carbon, Utah to Moab, Utah 175 km/ 109 miles.

Arrived at Horsethief Campground around noon, and set up.

Cost: $20: night

Diesel Prices $3.03 Gal USA/ $1.04 litre Canadian. (That’s with the exchange already calculated). Still cheaper here with our low dollar.

Such a nice view to enjoy our morning coffee.

Thursday we will be touring the National Parks in the area.