Friday, April 20, 2007

Utah Highway 95

Looking toward the Henry Mountains along Hwy 95 in southeast Utah

Utah Highway 95 was my single favorite stretch of road on the entire trip. The scenery created by nearby rock formations and faraway mountains was awesome. This is the Colorado Plateau at its finest.

We joined the road about 10 miles north of the Moki Dugway, and followed it in a northwesterly direction all the way to Hanksville, a distance of about 100 miles. In this whole stretch we saw just a handful of cars, and not a single house!

Here are some photos I took along the way...

Sipapu Bridge in White Canyon. See the arch in the center?...that's the bridge.
Natural Bridges National Monument
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The Hawa Mahal in Jaipur, India...

...and its Utah cousin?
(OK, I admit the resemblance is not as close as I thought it would be.)

Where Hwy 95 crosses the Colorado River

Finding gas in unusal places. Hanksville, Utah

The place to be in the Beehive State

Next: The Colorado Plateau

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