A couple weekends ago, my parents had a conference in Moab so we decided to drive down and piggyback on their weekend trip. It was the perfect little getaway and exactly what we needed. We got to hike, drive our new truck on some trails, and relax.
We went to Dead Horse Point a few years ago and of course Blake noticed the road down below the lookout. He has been talking about trying that road since then. It’s supposed to meet up with Shaffer Trail and exits right in Canyonlands. Saturday morning we woke up early and hit the trail. The road was super fun and never scary. I thought it might be a little scary in some places since it was pretty close to a cliff, but it really wasn’t. We got out of the truck several times to look down at the Colorado River, which was beautiful. Unfortunately, Shaffer Trail was closed and we couldn’t exit into Canyonlands so we had to turn around and come back the same way we had already been. It was a blast to get our truck out and take it off roading.
Later that afternoon, we met up with my parents and hike to Corona Arch. We’ve seen rad photos of it and have wanted to check it out, but never made it out there. The hike was so great, we enjoyed laughing and chatting with my parents. They are the best! Bowtie Arch was also super rad and fun to see.
My parents had to get back home so we were sad to see them leave but glad we got to hang out with them for a bit. It started storming and raining, but we decided to drive the truck to Gemini Bridges. The trail was pretty sketchy, driving on a cliff in the rain on slippery slick rock. But Blake is champion and got us to the top without any problems. Gemini Bridges was super cool and we were very glad we decided to do it. It ended up being a highlight of the trip.
We decided the next day would be our day in Arches. It has been getting tons of press on how crowded it gets and how many people are increasingly visiting. Surprisingly, we pretty much had the park to ourselves. It was so fun to be able to explore the park by ourselves.