Moab, Utah 2017, Part 3 - Castleton Tower, Parriott's Mesa, Hell's Revenge
Ok the final blog post on Moab, Utah. This one finishes out the 2nd day coming back off of the Onion Creek Road. We had actually ventured to try to make it to Rose Garden Hill and it seemed doable at first but then became tight and narrow with lots of loose rock and high ledges. We quickly realized we needed to turn around and head back down Onion Creek Road. That afternoon we found ourselves around UT-128 and came upon a clearing with fantastic views of the mesa leading up to Castleton Tower on the left and Parriott's Mesa on the right.
On the final day I wanted to do a little more serious off-roading so before we headed back to Grand Junction, we headed to the Sand Flats Recreation Area to tackle Hell's Revenge. It's a steep slick rock trail with lots of steep inclines and descents. Most are usually blind as you go up to the top (meaning you can't see the trail in front of you. All you can see is the hood of your truck). Here's a few images from the trail and then at the top of Hell's Revenge you can hike to an overlook and see the Colorado River Valley below and UT-128.
Here's a short video with highlights of driving the Hell's Revenge Trail.
I hope the images and video gave you a sense of my Moab Adventure. There is so much more to explore in the area that I have not seen so it's definitely on my list to return and most likely this coming winter. It is one of my favorite places to explore. Thanks for joining me on this adventure!
Check out the full gallery of images from this adventure.