11 July 2009

Day 2 -- Destination: Blanding, UT


Day 2
Destination: Blanding, UT
Riding Miles: 228

Every day we were on the road before 7:30 and today we visited Canyonlands National Park and Arches National Park.

Canyonlands was very much like the Grand Canyon on a slightly smaller scale. Canyonlands is a huge park, 527 square miles. Unfortunately we were there in early morning I was shooting pictures with the sun in front of me… not many came out all that great. That area received a large amount of rain, the rain brought out tiny little nats that caked our bikes... yuck! It was a great motorcycle ride through the park, it wasn’t populated with tourists, the roads were twisty and we had great views. We visited the north side of the park, Island in the Sky.

When we arrived at Arches National Park the temperature was already on the rise and tourists have gathered. Arches National Park was the least impressive national park that we visited.

After Arches we headed south to Blanding UT and I’m pretty sure I was able to see Uncompahgre Peak from US-191. Uncompahgre Peak is Colorado’s 6th highest peak (14,309 feet) and the highest peak of the San Juan Mountains.

Canyonlands National Park



Arches National Park



Taken from US-191 on our way to Blanding, UT

1 comments:

  1. I just saw a rock formation similar to the bottom pic in Sedona AZ called Bell Rock!

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