Wow, this is some scenery! We were thrilled to see the Little Grand Canyon along with a lot of other people that Saturday. We knew it was a maze of trails, and we weren't sure of the path we'd take through them. We found two loops and started in.
We actually went in using a secondary entrance. We did the first loop and it was pretty uneventful. After all of the scenery we'd seen so far, it was almost boring. It took a little while, but we eventually ended up back at the main trail. We popped back up to the Buckhorn Information Center before heading back in on the easy road.
It didn't take long at all before we were at the big overlook with a lot of other people. We decided to head down the trail to the right of the overlook a bit just to get out of the traffic. That ended up being a good idea, and we spent some time admiring the view. It was gorgeous, and the weather was perfect.
We knew we had more than a few miles left in our day, so we soon headed over to the second scenic spot overlooking the Little Grand Canyon. You can walk out on a thin strip of rock, and when you're at the end the experience is really cool. It really did look like a much smaller version of the Grand Canyon. Very cool!
We wanted to check out the other loop, so we continued on where most people turned around to head back. There was a sign noting that it was a primitive road, but it wasn't difficult. That loop was more interesting as it weaved around trees and across eroded areas. But we were soon back on the main trail and we headed back to the trailhead.
Our original plan was to head down Fuller Bottom again, but no one was up for another adventure in the river mud. Instead, we headed out to Castle Dale and the highway where we aired up. We stopped at the little towns south of Castle Dale after we couldn't find a Mexican restaurant there, but we should have stayed in Castle Dale to eat somewhere else. We couldn't find another restaurant that took credit cards until we were back in Green River. That started our love affair with the Tamerisk restaurant, even though it's always a 30-minute wait. It was a great end to a great day.