The Dragon Wagon

The Dragon Wagon
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Friday, May 6, 2016

Island in the Sky and Shafer Trail

On our last full day in the Moab area, we drove out to the Grand View Point Overlook in the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park.  After visiting the Overlook, we took the 4x4 Shafer Trail back down to the Colorado River.


Grand View Point



Looking down from the overlook  we could see the famous White Rim Trail that we had driven several years earlier.





Starting down the Shafer Trail, we were soon below the level of the White Rim.



There was a good variety of wildflowers along the road.
 
 
Asters




Utah Penstemon



Globemallow




The Prince's Plume seemed to favor the red rock cliffs



Hopi Blanketflower



Yucca blooming




This tiny barrel cactus was starting to put out blossoms nearly as large as itself.


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