Our next stop was Moab, Utah where two National Parks and one State Park awaited us.
Our first stop was Dead Horse Point State Park. This afforded us a great view of Canyonlands and the Colorado River.
We also had a view of some salt ponds where water saturated with potassium chloride and sodium chloride is left to evaporate and the salts are then harvested. The mountains in the background are the "La Sal" mountains. Fittingly, la sal means salt in Spanish. The are sits atop a large deposit of Potassium and Sodium salts, the remnant of an ancient sea.
This overlook was withing the boundaries of Canyonlands National Park. We didn't go down into the canyons, it is rugged land and the roads are unpaved.
The following day we headed to Arches National Park where the features are quite different. We took several short hikes.
On this hike our destination was landscape arch. You can gage its size by the figure in the corner.
We didn't have the blue skies of earlier days but even on this gray, cloudy day the color of the rocks was spectacular.
You can find more scenes of the great outdoors at "Outdoor Wednesday" hosted for us by Susan at A Southern Daydreamer.