Saturday, May 30, 2015

Escalante River Gorge

Just east of Escalante, Utah, the land drops off into a maze of sandstone canyons. This image was taken from the Escalante River overlook. You can't see the river down at the bottom of this canyon primarily because it is a very small river, but also because of the cliffs and the angle of view. The rock formations in this area seem almost impossible. This area is so rugged that traveling in almost any direction would be very difficult. The only option is to follow the water courses. It is amazing that there are any roads at all to travel. The turnout here is off of Highway 12, probably one of the most scenic highways in America.

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