The best part about running Barlett Overlook, Hidden Canyon, and Hidden Canyon Overlook together is that you get to see the same scenery from all different angles. We had already been down in the canyon and we spent our lunch on the canyon's edge to the northwest. Now we'd see everything from the other side, on the south side of the canyon.
We ran up to the overlook fairly quickly and easily from where we came in at the end of the Hidden Canyon Overlook trail. This was probably the best scenery we'd had all day. We found rocks in the shade and just sat there taking it all in. We could see our trail through the canyon below us, and we spotted our lunch spot across the canyon on the far wall. We could even see the big, dirt hill on the Hidden Canyon Overlook trail.
We spotted a large, white structure that was probably at the intersection of highway 191 and I-70, so Roger got his binoculars. We weren't sure, but we think we could see the overpass that went over the highway. Very cool! We spotted a train stopped on the tracks there, too.
It was such a gorgeous day and no one really wanted to leave the overlook. But we had more to see before the sun went down so we headed out to the trailhead. We had a great time playing on the slab and rocks, and Ben saw more of what his new Jeep could do.
The race in the sand on the way out is a good time. There is good visibility so you can speed it up a notch, and the trail is smooth. When we got to the end we took a poll about what we'd see next. We decided to find a new trail, so we headed out on Dubinky Well Road to find Horsethief Point.
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