We decided to tackle some new trails instead of doing some we'd done before, so after checking out the Dolores River Overlook trail we decided to head farther north and hopefully get to the top of Sevenmile Mesa. We got lucky, the trail was still there, and it was a blast.
It was a pretty mellow trail until we started climbing. The views were awesome, and the trail got interesting right away. We had to squeeze between two rocks along trail that was often narrow and loose near the edges. There were already rocks piled into holes that might have made things a little too interesting, so we didn't have any issues.
Right after that, the trail leaned us out toward the edge as we went around a little corner. The whole climb to the top was filled with little challenges and skinny sections, and everyone enjoyed it.
We were cruising along and went down into a wash, and found ourselves at a crossroads. The wash would take us back out, but we weren't quite done with the mesa. So we headed up the Rock Wall to see some more of it.
There were nice, big views up there along with a skinny section that had bushes growing in the middle of the trail. But it wasn't washed out, so we pressed on.
It felt really remote the farther north we went. There were lots of spurs, but we had our eye on the northernmost point at an overlook. But we were starting to realize how far we still had to go and how late it was getting. We still had a long way back to Moab. So when we found a loop we could do, we made our end to the trail. We'd save the overlook for another time.
We went back down the Rock Wall and headed into the wash, which was really fun. It had sandy stretches mixed with stretches of fun river rocks and boulders. But it didn't last long enough, and soon we were back on the Dolores River Overlook trail.
We headed back to the Dewey Suspension Bridge to air up and head back to town to meet Matt. It was a great start to our Moab trip.