American Locations 15

The trip is from Lewis & Clark Monument, Illinois, to Kickapoo State Park, Illinois, by way of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Arizona

Canyonlands NP Island In The Sky District, Utah

The next morning we drove north from Moab on Hwy. 191 to left onto Rte. 313. This short drive took us to Horsethief BLM campground. It was primitive with no water whatsoever, but it was an isolated beautiful place. So different from the private campground in Moab where we had been squeezed in for the last 2 nights.

We drove to Canyonlands NP Island In The Sky District and saw the visitor center, then decided to save the rest for tomorrow. We had already spent most of the day in Arches. We returned to Horsethief to spend what was left of the day lazing around our site. The weather had been pleasant, but it turned cold and windy and rainy that night. We got an early start the next morning and spent the entire day in Canyonlands.

We drove all through the park.

We hiked to Mesa Arch

After, I hiked on the Taylor Spring Trail down from the road as far as the cliff face. It was a challenging hike.

You can see how the trail continues down to and across the bottom.

But that wasn’t for me. I had enough trouble getting back up.

I also hiked the Upheaval Dome Trail.

We both hiked the Rim Trail.

Then drove back to Horsethief. It had been a long exhausting day. That night it was even colder than the night before, with rain and sleet.

Next Location – Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah

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