It was time to try and get to the Bartlett Overlook again.
As you’ll remember, the last time we tried to get there we misinterpreted the directions in the back roads book and ended up on Rainbow Terrace.
We got a late start 10:30.
We stopped for gas at the Maverick station and headed north from Moab to where we turned west on highway 313.
We followed 313 to where we turned right on Dubinky Well Road. We followed it to an unmarked single lane road just past a cattle guard where we turned right.
and continued over some bumpy stuff, enjoying the scenery
and the flowering cacti along the road.
we drove over a little bumpy stuff.
Eventually we came to what the book described as a high ledge and the roughest part of the trail.
As it turned out it was no big deal, Clifford climbed it without me even breaking a sweat.
We continued along the road until we came to the turnoff to the overlook where we turned right and followed this trail for a while.
The trail had some minor bumpy spots.
Just as we were getting to the the overlook we happened upon a couple of nice Bighorn Rams.
We decided that it was a good thing that we didn’t find this trail before. If we had we wouldn’t have seen these Bighorn’s.
At the overlook the scenery was spectacular.
Patti took several pictures and we decided it was a great place to have lunch.
The weather was threatening rain all day but we never got so much as a drop on us.
After lunch we headed back on the overlook trail
to the main loop and followed it around to Dubinky Well Road.
We decided to take Long Canyon Road back to Moab so we wouldn’t have to do as much highway driving.
When we got back to highway 313 we turned right and followed it toward Dead Horse Point.
We turned left onto the dirt road that eventually goes down Long Canyon.
Long canyon is a fun drive with some exciting views,
steep canyon walls,
and a big rock that the trail goes under that is always worth a picture.
On the way through town we decided to stop at Milts for an early dinner. It was great and we were stuffed by the time we left.
It just started raining as I am writing this.