After leaving the Upheaval Dome and Whale Rock, we drive south through Canyonlands, stopping at several overlooks.
We make a quick stop at the Holman Spring Canyon Overlook.
Island in the Sky sits atop a mesa overlooking two great rivers that come together, the Green River and the Colorado River. We stop at the Green River Overlook and look west over the Green River.
We then stop for a view of the Colorado River to the east from the Buck Canyon Overlook.
The Buck Canyon Overlook also offers views of the La Sal Mountains in the distance.
Further south still, we stop briefly at the Orange Cliffs Overlook.
Finally, we reach the southernmost point at Island in the Sky, Grand View Point Overlook. It is quite hot today, but we hike a mile out and a mile back along the top of the canyon edge. The Grand View encompasses the confluence of the Colorado and the Green Rivers in the distance; in the foreground, we see Meander Canyon and The Loop of the Colorado River.
On our way back from the end point of the trail, I change my lens, using a wide-angle to capture our last views of the canyon.
All in all, we walk 2.19 miles over 1:16 hours.
*Thursday, May 10, 2018*
On Sundays, I plan to post various walks that I took on our Four Corners trip as well as hikes I take locally while training for the Camino de Santiago; I may also post on other unrelated subjects. I will use these posts to participate in Jo’s Monday Walks or any other challenges that catch my fancy.
This post is in response to Jo’s Monday Walk: Ma Shipton’s Cave, Knaresborough.