Canyon Rim Overlooks
Matt, Niko, and Carter headed back to Denver but Julie wanted another day of sights around Moab. Canyon Rim Overlooks was the perfect diversion. She went to the main entrance, read the kiosk, and then headed all the way to the end at the Anticline Overlook on the easy, dirt road. A pronghorn ran by near the Jeep, just adding to the beauty.
We hadn't been to this overlook in 10 years, and they've made a lot of improvements. The railings along the edges are nice and sturdy. There are weird benches near all of the overlooks that are completely metal, with solid, smooth tops. Hopefully the benches are still works in progress because there is no sitting on a smooth, metal bench in Moab.
There were very few people out, which was pretty cool. The sights of all of the trails were awe-inspiring, and Julie took her time.
The other overlooks were just as nice and isolated, but then the gnats came out. They were very annoying, and it was actually challenging to breathe at times without getting them up your nose. But the views were still amazing.
Julie stopped by a well to check it out, and there were patches in the dirt with tubes of dirt coming out of them. Bees went in and out of the tubes. It was weird and very cool.
After the awesome and scenic drive to Canyon Rim Recreation Area, it became obvious that it was another area left to explore. Trails led everywhere, it seemed, and some of them were marked "difficult" on carsonite signs. Nice!
Dinner in Moab wrapped up the springtime trip to Utah perfectly.