Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Day 8- May 31- Canyonlands

We loved the Devil's Canyon Campground.  It was dry camping which means no electric or water, but it had the most amazing facilities and surprisingly clean pit toilets.  The picnic benches were awesome, they had amazing fire pits that were elevated.  In addition, you were able to gather firewood to burn which is not the case at every national park or forest.   

The boys loved riding their bikes here on the manmade ramp.  We then went into the Needles section of Canyonlands which is the southern part of Canyonlands.  The beauty here is so vast and there is so much land that God clearly took his time developing.  
One thing that you can count on with a 7 year old and a 9 year old boy is that rocks are always awesome.  They either need to be small enough to throw into the water or big enough that you can climb all over and Canyonlands is just about perfect for that for my two little ones.

They can climb up, over, around and through all kinds of rocks.  Canyonlands is heaven for them!  The longer we are out here, the more brave they get in their climbs.  They get more brave with the heights that they will climb and the speed with which they ascend and descend.

Look at the little monkeys go-  up they climb.

I am a lucky girl to have a guy who is willing to join me on

From there, we drove to Dead Horse Point State Park.  It is very difficult to get reservations here.  When we got reservations, we tried as soon as they opened on 12 different devices.  We were able to get one site, but when we saw the views from the campground, we were able to understand the popularity of it all-  not to mention the convenience of Arches and Canyonlands.  Mom and Dad were planning on meeting us at the campground.  Below is the boy's faces when they saw them for the first time.  

After a crazy couple of days, we were thankful to have mom and dad have dinner fixed shortly after we arrived, so that we could have a little bit of wind down time.  After dinner, we headed down to Dead Horse Point.  This was named because years ago, the cowboys rounded up all of the horses at the point.  They kept the good horses and left the bad horses corralled up on the point with no water, where they later starved.  The view from here were to die for.  

It was a fun day and we have had an awesome trip.  That being said, we are ready to stay put for 4 days, which is a nice change of pace :)

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