Even if you're exhausted and you've seen miles and miles of gorgeous and fun trails, it's always a bit sad when you're on the last trail of a vacation. We'd spent four days in the San Rafael Swell and near the San Rafael Reef, and this was the last one. We were really enjoying the area around The Wickiup, and the weather was good. We left that trail at the northern end and started south along Road Hollow.
Oil Well Flat was definitely scenic, and we'd spent some time taking pictures when were were on The Wickiup trail. We came to the Round Knoll and headed down Road Hollow after having fun on a rocky hill. This side was already a bit more fun than the other side.
There was a long, sandy area in the hollow, and it made for a nice and fun drive as the sun went down. We knew we were coming to the Road Hollow Reservoir, but when we got there we found an unusually green and lush patch of vegetation where the reservoir was supposed to be. It looked like the maps had just marked it for historical purposes. We also noticed that a lot of the land around us -- hills, ditches, and ridges -- were obviously man-made. We chatted on the radio about what could have been here, and we assumed it was for cattle. It would have been a sight to see.
After the reservoir, we climbed out of Road Hollow and up to the mesa. The Wickiup was up there with us, though we didn't get very close to it. After some rocky spots and twists and turns around trees, we soon found our intersection with The Wickiup trail, and we were done.
We aired up near exit 131 off of I-70, talking about how fun the trip had been. We had one last dinner at the Tamerisk and made plans for heading home in the morning. It had been a fun four days of exploration!