On today’s adventure we went to the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park to check out the Colorado River Overlook.
To get there we drove south from Moab 40 miles to Highway 211 where we turned west and drove 35 miles to Canyonlands.
We went by Newspaper rock and stopped so Patti could get a couple of pictures.
Of course the whole drive down there was very scenic.
I seem to be using that word a lot lately but every where you look around here is scenic.
Here are some pictures to prove it.
Fresh snow on the La Sal’s from last nights storm.
Highway 191 heading south.
Indian Creek recreation area near Newspaper Rock.
Fields of yellow flowers.
and skyscraper towers.
Eventually we arrived at the Visitors Center and started on the trail.
The trail to the Colorado River Overlook was fun. It had everything that we enjoy in a trail.
There was smooth sand,
lots of bumpy stuff
neat rock formations,
and of course flowers.
After about an hour and a half we arrived at the end of the trail.
We walked from the trails end to the overlook and checked it out,
then we went back to the jeep and had lunch.
After lunch we headed back.
Oh, by the way this is why they call it the Needles District.
It was a fun ride. The only down side was the 150 mile round trip on pavement.