Canyonlands has three distinct areas, the Island in the Sky, the Maze and the Needles. We spent our time in the Island in the Sky area.
We stopped at the Visitor's Center and watched the brief video and then started our drive. Our first stop was the Shafer Canyon Overlook.
The trail on the Lathrop canyon floor is used by jeeps and mountain bike tours to take it all in. It used to be the primary road for access to the uranium mining that was conducted in the 1950's. The evaporative pools to harvest potash and snow capped La Sal Mountains in the distance.
And the mighty muddy Colorado River below.
Next, we made it to the Grand Point View Overlook.
Thanks for stopping by the Roadrunner Chronicles. We are making our way through Utah and on toward the Yellowstone National Park area. Stay tuned! Until next time...