Posted by: sunnyharvy | June 28, 2014

Hot Hot Hot in Utah

Dead Horse Point State Park is probably one of the most incredible places you’ve never heard of. If it wasn’t situated between two National Parks (Canyonlands and Arches), few would visit. That would be a shame since it offers scenery that rivals the Grand Canyon.

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Another fabulous sunset.

I am quite sure that the Island in the Sky section of Canyonlands National Park deserves more time than the two days we spent there, but with temperatures in the mid-to-upper 90’s we just couldn’t get out to enjoy it much. We took a couple of short morning hikes but otherwise toured the park in our air-conditioned vehicle. We were treated to a nice sunset from the Green River Overlook plus an incredible star show through haRVy’s skylight above our bed pillows.

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We spent a couple of days in Moab, UT (billed as the most cosmopolitan city in Southern Utah) before heading over to Arches National Park. We got there early to hike the Windows Trail before the predicted 100-degree high temperature hit. We did get out of the car a few more times to take some quick pics, but it was just too hot to stay out long.

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North and South Windows – panoramic by Al.

We finally had to admit that this heat wave was not going to dissipate. It was time to move on to cooler climes in Colorado. Telluride here we come!

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Responses

  1. We managed to find Dead Horse Point…..have a couple of photos somewhere…..You are going to love Telluride !!

    • We are! You probably wouldn’t recognize the place though as it has expanded exponentially. There is now an entirely separate town, “Mountain Village” halfway up the mountain with literally thousands of condos plus tons of shopping, restaurants, etc. The good thing is that they were able to preserve (with extensive restoration efforts) the charm of downtown Telluride. And, of course, the natural beauty of the setting can’t be beat!

  2. Amazing!!!


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