Driving out of Kanab, we looked in our rearview mirror and vowed to return, for there were many (red) stones left unturned. Our next and final stop in southern Utah was Cedar City, with the intent of visiting Cedar Breaks National Monument. We did some walking there, but the most desirable trails remained closed due to heavy snow during our […]
One reason for extending our stay in Kanab was to get a spot on a guided tour at White Pocket Recreation Area, situated in the Paria Wilderness within Vermillion Cliffs National Monument. Some parts of this vast and unusually beautiful area in southern Utah are remote and isolated, and just getting to them on unmaintained backcountry roads can be as […]
Adjusting future stops and extending our stay here in Kanab was a good decision, as it was a place where we wanted to (and still want to) spend more time. The weather was perfect, and fortunately J&J RV Park was able to accommodate our request to extend.
On our drive down from Jacob Lake to Kanab we were presented with a view of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. We could actually discern the series of plateaus that descend from Bryce Canyon (the top “stair” at over 9,000′ elevation). It’s followed by the other vertical drops at the Pink Cliffs, Grey Cliffs, White Cliffs, Vermillion Cliffs and Chocolate […]
Continuing our slow move southward, the next stop was at Vernal, Utah. Betsy had some serious mountains to traverse as we crossed the Wyoming-Utah border on the Flaming Gorge-Uintas National Scenic Byway. We saw several major geological formations that exposed the core of the Unita Mountains, and as we neared the summit we paused for a few minutes to take […]