Today I had to the View Hotel, so sad! It’s just nice to wake up with a great view, have breakfast with a great view and relax with a great view haha. Anyway, I had some breakfast (which was really good) and checked out around 10am. First on the agenda was Valley Of The Gods, a 17-mile dirtroad that brings right between the buttes and mesa’s. It took me about 1,5 hours to complete, just on a nice and slow pace. Around noon I stopped for gas and some drinks at a gas station in Mexican Hat and drove on towards Moab. My plan was to visit the Needles section of Canyonlands today, but it was already early afternoon when I got to the junction. For some reason I didn’t feel like it, so I think I’m going to do that tomorrow.
Around 3pm I got to the hotel and I must say, this is a true gem in Moab! Everything is brand spanking new, clean, nicely decorated, spacious, etc. You get a fridge, microwave, Directv on a nice big Philips LED TV, free wifi, breakfast, etc. I checked in, settled in and just before leaving for sunset, got some food in town. I visited Dead Horse Point first and stayed there throughout sunset. After sunset I headed into Canyonlands itself, which was remarkably “empty”. Normally you see a couple of cars leaving or entering the park, but tonight it was dead silent. It truly felt like I was the only human being in this gigantic national park. I shot pictures until 11pm and called it a night.
Tomorrow I’m also here, but I don’t have any real plans. I’ll just wing it :)