Saturday, May 23, 2015

Utah- Three National Park/ Monuments in One Day!

We took at five day trip to Utah with a bunch of Adventurous Women.  We left Friday morning at 5 am to make it to Moab for dinner with the rest of the group.  These buttes were names Monitor and Merrimac for the submarines in the civil war.
We drove past Moab to get to Dead Horse Point state park.This is a peninsula of rock atop sheer sandstone cliffs.  It is connected by a narrow strip of land called the neck. According to legend, the point was used as a corral for wild mustangs roaming the mesa top.  Cowboys rounded up these horses which created a natural corral surrounded by precipitous cliffs straight down on all sides. One time the horses were left corralled on the waterless point where they died of thirst.

This was a beautiful landscape formation.

Next we drove further south to Canyonlands National Park. This had different views with many different overlooks. There are two separate entrances to the Park. We visited the north called "Islands of the Sky".  We only had time to see one called the Green River Overlook.

Here are some of the gorgeous views.

This reminds me of the grand canyon.

Our final National Park was Arches. We stayed just outside the park in Moab. Tomorrow would start our adventure.....