In the morning we set off for Canyonlands National Park – the “poor” sibling of Arches and Grand Canyon – even if considering views it might beat those. On the way there we take a detour to Dead Horse Point State Park with spectacular view of Colorado River 600m below, and our afternoon route – Potash Road. Next it’s Island of the SKy with almost infinte view of the plateu cut into canyons by merging Green and Colorado.
We take Shaffer Canyon Road down into the Canyonlands. I hate it as the exposure is terrible, and gravel seems slippery, but the sights along the White Rim route are worth the crunch in your backside.