Dome Plateau was our second trail for our Moab trip. We started bright and early after our first night in Moab. It was going to be a nice day with some clouds and temperatures on the cool side. We aired down in the parking lot by Dewey Bridge. The start of the trail was just on the other side of the Colorado River.
The beginning of the Dome Plateau trail had a short rocky section with some small ledges. We all had some fun playing on the small ledges. Then we were at the gate. We opened and then closed the gate after we all went through it.
Next we went to the first overlook. The trail was starting to get grown over with vegetation, but it was still easy to see the trail leading to the first overlook. None of us had any issues with the trail to the first overlook. We enjoyed the view and then we headed back to the main part of Dome Plateau trail.
It wasn't long before we were at Yellow Jacket Canyon. The hill was steep going up and down. At the bottom of Yellow Jacket Canyon we stopped for lunch.
We stayed on the main trail of Dome Plateau. We all took the shortcut, because it was more challenging and fun. None of us had any issues with shortcut.
Soon we were at the "Y" intersection in the trail. We went to the second overlook first. The trail to the overlook was easy and we enjoyed the views. Then, after the overlook, we took the other fork to see La Boca Arch. It was a small, short trail off of the Dome Plateau trail. The trail was steep in a few spots. The trail to the Arch was not difficult and soon we were at the La Boca Arch. We all walked around the arch for a short time, and it was worth taking the drive out.
Then, we returned to the Dome Plateau trail, making our way to Cave Springs. Most of the Dome Plateau trail was sandy all the way up to Cave Springs. We stopped at Cave Springs for a short time and took pictures of all the caves. The wind was blowing really hard by this time, so we did not stay too long. Just above the Cave Spring was a very angry bird, and it did not like us visiting the Cave Springs. We assumed it was nesting on the rock wall, and it flew around us while diving at us most of the time we were there, and it made a lot of noise.
The next stop on Dome Plateau was the Wash. We all had fun going down the optional section. Julie got high centered on a rock at one point, and it took her a few tries to get off the rock. The rest of use did not have any issues with the Wash.
After the Wash, we backtracked down the Dome Plateau trail to the old mining camp to see the old buildings. After walking around a bit, we finished the Dome Plateau trail. The rest of the trail was easy. And that was the end of a great day.
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