We finished the hike as the sun was going down and went to Blake’s favorite camping spot. He and his friends have been camping here for years. The sun was already down when we arrived so I didn’t get to see this amazing view. When I woke up and saw where we had camped I was amazed. Such a cool place to sleep.
Aztec Butte was next on our list. In the fifth grade, I did a project on Indian ruins so this hike was appealing to me. This hike is about 2 miles round trip. There are two different ruins along the hike and each one is up a steep hill. The first ruin is the pantry, this is where they stored there food. We read a little about these and they liked to try and hide the pantry so the food wouldn’t get stolen. The next ruin was quite a bit bigger and more out in the open. It is so neat that these ruins are still around.
Our last stop in Canyonlands, was the Grand View Point. The name says it all, it really is THE grand view point in the park. When we walked up to the edge, I just sat down to take it all in. There is a two mile hike round-trip hike along the rim of canyon. We decided to walk to the end, we are so glad we did this. It was a very easy hike with the most beautiful views. Once you get to the end, you can see both the Green River and the Colorado River.