This was the first trail of the Moab trip and we enjoyed a slow start with beautiful views and a blue sky. Though we got pretty turned around in the beginning we eventually found our way to the trail and worked our way down to the end and Hey Joe Canyon.
The beginning of this trail isn't easy to find. None of the roads are marked and they all go the same general direction. We wandered around for awhile and just took it all in stride until we found what we thought was the right road. When we finally came around the corner and saw the gate we knew we were on our way.
The truck and motorcycle were pretty smashed. They looked pretty far down when you looked at them from the top, but then from the bottom they were over halfway up from the canyon floor.
The descent down to the canyon was pretty steep and fun. Luckily it wasn't very narrow so there weren't any worries about falling.
Though we didn't hit too many bushes and trees, the ones we did come in contact with all threw stuff into our vehicles. That coupled with the dust made this a dirty trail.
When we came back from Hey Joe Canyon we went and explored the area around Deadman Point. Bob checked out a few of the trails that went up the side but they all dead-ended. The trail itself finally ended at a big rock obstacle that was doable but then the trail just past it narrowed down too much so we were done.
This would be a great trail for anyone new to offroading or new to Moab trails. It was gorgeous!
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