Sid and Charley
The last trail run of a trip to Utah is always a bittersweet one, because we know it will soon be time to head back to real life. We were having a relatively mellow day, so we decided to finish with a sightseeing trip out to see the Sid and Charley towers. You can't spend any time in this area of Utah without hearing about one or all of the Swazey brothers (usually Sid), so we had to see the feature before we left. We came off of Copper Globe that ends across I-70 from the trailhead for Sid and Charley, so it was an easy start.
The trail was pretty easy for the entire way. There were no hills, and the sky was huge. We got some great pictures when we were out there, and we really enjoyed the big, open space.
At first, we thought the big tower next to Lookout Point was the one we were heading toward, but then we drove right by it. We still don't know what it's called, but it's also pretty cool.
At the Moore Cutoff Road, we crossed the pavement and kept going. The trail on that side was also easy. Soon we could see Sid and Charley, and it wasn't long before we were parked near it where they have a place for vehicles. We walked around and took photos. At one point, the guys discovered they had cell phone service so they were all on their phones. It was really windy, so we didn't hang out for too long before getting back in our Jeeps.
The trail continued, but it was very faint and didn't look like it went anywhere. So, we got back to the Moore Cutoff Road and then to the rest area where we aired up. It was pretty chilly and really windy. Then we headed back to Green River. We got there in time for Monica to pick up her Jeep as it had been in the shop for the whole trip with a broken serpentine belt and some pulleys. We went for our last dinner at the Tamerisk Restaurant, and headed out in the morning. It was a fantastic trip!