Root Family

Root Family

Mar 21, 2009

Hunters Canyon

After Alene's half of a half-marathon today, we headed up to Hunter Canyon, which is a canyon off the Colorado river south west of Moab. It really was a beautiful canyon and I'd love to go back and explore more of it.

We did not hike back too far. We stopped at the first large arch you can see. It reminded me of Druid Arch in Canyonlands National Park.

Here are some pictures:

The beginning

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Bailey is all packed up and ready to go

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Bill and Bowen

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Perfect fit

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We stopped to rest at this mini pool and stream

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Mommy and Bailey

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Water reflection

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Mommy carried bailey back down

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Druid-looking arch (couldn't really get a good angle on it)

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If it was summer time in Moab, we would be swimming in this

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Bailey did a lot of hiking, so she was pretty tired

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A little man-made arch on the way out

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Lastly, on the road in there are some weird looking homesteads built into the sides of the rock walls along the roads.

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I thought this one was the coolest because there was a rope going up to the cave with a chair inside.

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2 comments:

mooncowboy said...

What a nice trip! Beautiful canyon. I think I know the way up there (I recognize those rock-wall-homesteads)--looks like it's on the way to Moonflower Canyon and Birthing Rock.

Tyler said...

Yeah, you just leave Moab on the Kane Creek access road and head West/SW. It becomes dirt eventually and Hunters Canyon is down there a ways. Beautiful scenery coming in. Lot's of OHV's along the road. Very annoying that they don't have the courtesy to slow down when there are people walking around (especially with babies). I'm not entirely against them, but I hate rude people or those that don't respect the land with them.