Canyonlands National Park
Hanging off the edge of the Island in the Sky is the Mesa Arch. We stopped to have a look, which requires bout a half mile walk along one or both sections of a loop trail. The trail is a well trod path through the sand and sages, generally quite well marked by people traveling along it, but also by cairns when it crosses rocks.
|Starting along the trail toward the cliff and the arch at the edge of the Island in the Sky.|
|First look at Mesa Arch.|
After a bit of flat, the trail drops down to the same level as the base of the arch.
|The view from the arch toward Monster Tower and Airport Tower.|
|Lines of canyons wandering to the Colorado River.|
After enjoying the arch, we walk back up the few feet to a sign marking the loop. It seems we have taken it in the "wrong" direction. We take the other side, which is getting a lot less use.
|Perhaps a future arch at the edge of the Island in the Sky.|
|Across the road, the Stillwater Canyon of the Green River.|
After checking out the arch (and a little before), we did some sightseeing.
©2015 Valerie Norton
Posted 6 Aug 2015