Day Trip to the Book Cliffs

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Today, Amanda and I headed to the Book Cliffs in Utah for a little day trip. We started out by heading to Crescent Junction. Instead of hopping on the interstate, we decided to take the old abandoned US Highway 6 & 50 as far as we could.

Here’s the old Colorado / Utah state line marker

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We were able to take the old highway to the second Westwater exit before we had to jump on the interstate. After making a short gas stop in Thompson Springs we hopped back on the old highway and made our way to Crescent Junction where we turned right and headed for the Book Cliffs.

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After making it over Thompson Pass we hung a right and continued up Floy Wash.

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We passed this old cabin along the trail

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…and then this cemetery right before we met up with Sego Canyon

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Next we took a left and headed to the ghost town of Sego in Sego Canyon

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Then we followed Sego Canyon another ten miles until we reached the locked gate at the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation.

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On our way back down the canyon, we stopped at the Indian Rock Art for a few photos.

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…and if you look closely in this one, you can see where the pictographs and petroglyphs are located.

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On our way home, we took some sections of the old US Highway 6 & 50 we had missed on the way there.

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