Escalante Rim, Dry Mesa & East Creek

Friday, July 3, 2009

Yeah, I ended up spending some more time on the Uncompahgre Plateau today since I wanted to stick close to home.

I started out on Delta and made my way to Escalante Canyon on the Escalante Rim trail. From there I took the Dry Mesa trail up onto the Uncompahgre. When I reached Divide Road my plans were to explore some spur trails off of the main road, but it seems there has been a lot of rain up on the plateau lately because all of the trails were very muddy and slick. I decided to skip the exploring until it dries out up there again (maybe in the fall). On my way back home I explored a few short spurs along Highway 141 that went off towards East Creek.

Some photos from the day…

Grand Mesa in the background on the Escalante Rim trail
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Overlook of Dry Creek Escalante Fork
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Headed down to Escalante Canyon
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Made it to the Dry Mesa trail
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There are some Ute petroglyphs along the trail, unfortunately they are severely vandalized….I was able to find a few of them in the mess, though…
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Headed up onto Dry Mesa
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Climbing higher onto the plateau
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Columbines
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Rain in the distance and the La Sals
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Point of Interest
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East Creek area
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Clouds on the hood
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Before heading home I stopped to find a geocache
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2 Comments

  1. Josh cole December 29, 2016 7:45 pm  Reply

    Nice pictures man. My brother and I just did this today but didn’t make it all the way up to the Uncompahgre (switchbacks were very icy). It’s a gorgeous trail for sure. We’ve been looking for other people to go offloading with and so far no luck. If your ever in the mood to get a group together post back. Email me if so.

    • Charlie June 6, 2017 10:41 pm  Reply

      I need wheeling buddies ….just moved to Delta. Hit me up.

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