Escalante to Natural Bridges National Monument

After staying overnight in Escalante, Utah at the Cowboy Country Inn, I resumed my journey on September 17th under mostly sunny and clear skies towards my next stop in Mexican Hat, Utah. The route along Hwy 12 took me through more of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, followed by Capitol Reef National Park, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Natural Bridges National Monument.  This day’s ride was about 300 miles in just over eight hours.

In the afternoon, clouds built up in the west and started to threaten rain. Apart from some sprinkles, my ride remained reasonably dry. However, the dark clouds and the low afternoon sun angle affected several of the photos, requiring modest enhancements. By the time I left Natural Bridges N.M., the poor lighting dissuaded me from taking any further photos on the remaining leg of the trip to Mexican Hat.

Photos from last segment of the previous day’s ride can be viewed here. Photos from the next day’s ride can be viewed here.

In the following map the red arrows show my route. (Click on the map to enlarge.)

My route from Escalante, Utah to Natural Bridges National Monument and Mexican Hat

Since there are over 200 photos in this photo collection, they are divided into four sections corresponding to those four major attractions.

  1. Grand Staircase-Escalante
  2. Capitol Reef National Park
  3. Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
  4. Natural Bridges National Monument


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