Lens Travels - Living our Dreams! travel blog

Roadside along the way to Canyonlands

Colorado River along the way to Canyonlands Nat'l Park

Great boulder on our walk on Shafer Trail

Interesting Columns

Little Maya waving as us girls walked some of the road

The layering of the rocks is intriguing to me

Looking down at the Colorado from one of our vista points along...

What a view of the river!

Where we are heading...Dead Horse State Park lookout as viewed from near...

Wonderful rock formations everywhere

Canyonlands with the La Sal Mountains in the background

The wall as we climbed up the hillside on Shafer Trail

Shafer Trail as seen from high up on Shafer's Trail...we came from...

Up we go!

We are going to the top!

We made it!

More interesting rock formations

Looking out over Canyonlands N.P.

Grand View Point Overlook in the Island in the Sky area of...

Amazing view and place

It is a long ways down

These look like islands in the sky

Len caught my critter shot for me.

Another view from Grand View Point

A view from Grand View Point Overlook at the end of the...

What a gorgeous view

Haven't seen many critters here

View from Grand View Point

Shafer Trail thru Canyonlands that we traveled on to Dead Horse State...

The "Goose Neck" of the Colorado River as viewed from Dead Horse...

A view from Dead Horse State Park lookout area

Sunset at Dead Horse State Park

We enjoyed a picnic and the sunset at Dead Horse

Another perspective of the sunset

I have been to a lot of very beautiful places during my travels over the last 2 1/2 years, and there is no where that I can think of where mother nature puts on a more spectacular show than in the Moab area, to include Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, and Dead Horse State Park. Today we went deep into the heart of the Islands in the Sky section of Canyonlands N.P. as well as Dead Horse State Park. We drove in two different 4 X 4 vehicles over some pretty rough roads, up the sheer side of a mountain, and saw again the wonderful show of red rocks, unusual rock formations, and the Colorado River as it winds it's way thru the red rock country.

Both Nancy and I think that the State of Utah has done a magnificent job with Dead Horse State. There are more than a mile of easily accessible trails that take you safely along the edge providing views from all kinds of angles from about 6,200 ft above sea level.

The pictures will tell the rest of this story.

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