Monday, September 07, 2015

The Great Southern Utah Road Trip - August 24 - Part VI - Head of the Rocks Overlook

One overlook we decided we couldn't miss on the way out was the Head of the Rocks Overlook.

From A Route Guide to Scenic Byway 12
Head of the Rocks Overlook provides expansive views out across the Escalante Canyons where colorful slickrock stretches almost as far as the eye can see. Some 168 million years ago, these striated cream-and-red sandstone formations were sand dunes. In the distance one can see the southeastern edge of the Aquarius Plateau (i.e. Boulder Mountain) to the north, the Henry Mountains ... to the east, and Navajo Mountain and the eastern edge of the Kaiparowits Plateau to the south and west.

Click on the photo below to enlarge it and follow Scenic Byway 12 through the canyons. 


bev said...

I don't think I knew that was the name of that overlook, but I always stop there on my way through between Escalante and Boulder. It's one of my favourite overlooks anywhere on the continent. Beautiful photos, Pam!

Pam in Tucson said...

Thanks, Bev. The photos pretty much took themselves. Such magnificent country, you really can't miss. And thank you for encouraging us to go down The Burr Trail. It was well worth the time.