This was our last ride out from the Paria River Ranch (click to join their FB page) in the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument in Southern Utah. This time we were going to go as far as we could down the Paria river to what they call the "Narrows". I know the pictures look good but pictures do not do this place justice it is breath taking!
Photo credits not only myself but Ross Walker
We headed out the back of the Ranch towards the river. You follow the river to the parking lot where the hikers park then from there it is another 4 miles to the narrows.
If you are ambitious you can ride all the way back to Arizona on this river trail
Well I looked at the trail map I tied my wild stallion to the bike rack.
This is just a short ways down the river great photos ops
Ross took this one of me and Hunter
Great one Ross took of Irene
Sharon and Toby having a little drink.
Ron and Sharon
Yes this is me holding up the cliff LOL
Ross took a great shot of Irene and I
Here is a shot Irene took of Ross and Patches
Me taking a picture of Ross taking a picture of me LOL
This area was cool inside and out
Short little slot canyon
The outside of the slot canyon had these cool hole in the walls
Ross took this great shot of Ron in the slot canyon then the one below of him in one of the holes in the wall.
Wind and water over 1000's of year form these holes in the walls
Looking up the canyon
Love this shot
More holes in the walls here is a close up
Ross and Irene by the holes in the wall
This shot gives you an idea how high the canyon walls are.
Looking down to the "Narrows"
More shots of the Narrows
Ross took this fabulous picture of Ron going up the Narrows
Heading back to camp
Passing more of the holes in the walls again.
Look at the almost Pyramid rock cliff form in front of us.
The last look at the holes in the walls
We will miss this area already dreaming about our next years return.