Colorado and Utah 2012 – In a 2 Door XJ – Sunday

Dumped another 200 photos in that top link…
I forget how awesome the weather is here. This mornings Temp was 46°F and I was comfortable in shorts and a T shirt. This afternoon was in the upper 80’s and again, completely comfortable. I could get used to this! Looking out from our hotel room, we see this:
Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

We managed to cover 100 miles today going through some of the more easy ‘sight seeing’ trails:
Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Prior to getting off road with the Jeep, we started our day off with a good brisk height Corona Arch before things warmed up too much. We stopped to look at the Indian Paintings/Carvings on the way:

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

And I caught these guys in action jumping off the cliff:
Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Kept on cruising:
Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

And starting hiking up to the Arch:
Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

After that, we continued on highway 279 to Potash road, then turned onto White Rim Trail for a bit:
Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

We stopped at Mussel Man Arch for Lunch:
Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Then Turned around and headed back down White Rim and headed up Schaffer Switchbacks:
Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Once we were at the top, we continued on to Canyon Lands Nat’l Park and stopped to hike down to False Kiva. This turned out to be a bit of an adventure as we started down the wrong trail. That trail dumped us directly above where we needed to be (by a couple hindered feet on top of a cliff). Top trail was the wrong one, the bottom trail turned out to be the right one:
Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

That trail definitely took some oomph out of these flatlanders! Once we were back to the top, we headed back to town via Long canyon:
Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Sara L.: UT/CO Trip - Ben &emdash;

Once back in town, we grabbed a bite to eat at Fiesta Mexicana Restaurant, which wasn’t too bad either!

Tomorrow, I know Fins and Things is on the agenda, we’ll see where else we wind up at.

On to Monday’s Post

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