The Hayduke Trail is a mash of trails, routes, roads, drainages, canyons, washes, ridges and game trails that stretch over eight hundred miles between Arches National Park in Southeast Utah to Zion National Park in Southwest Utah. Along the way, it crosses a rugged, desolate and beautiful land, including six national parks (Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon and Zion), a national recreation area, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and vast stretches of barely known, but beautiful, wilderness in between.
From the heart of the Grand Canyon at 2,000 feet to the top of the Henry Mountains above 11,000, the trail works its way under natural arches and bridges, around spires and hoodoos, down cracks of rock, across ancient sand dunes frozen into rock, into narrow canyons and along mountain ridges. Along the way you can touch 2 billion year old rock, walk through forests of aspen, ponderosa and cactus, shiver in near freezing temperatures at night and wither in the sun on hundred degree days.
Or, just sit back and take the 5 minute version.
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I gave myself the gift of reviewing the Hayduke video instead of moving out to the gardens as planned. The gardens will wait. I now have in my head images of far off places I love. Thank you, Daniel.
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