Friday, March 27, 2015

Fisher Towers

We left Moab on Monday morning, following the Utah Scenic Byway 128 out of town.  The road hugs the Colorado river and offers great views of the dramatic canyon walls which line the river in this area.  Near the end the road passes Fisher Towers, where we stopped to hike.

The trail through these fantastically shaped sandstone towers is fun but rugged with steep drop-offs, scrambling over slick rock, and even a ladder to to assist hikers in getting across a rock ravine.  Rock climbers enjoy climbing the towers; can you spot them in the photo below?

 To give you an idea of the scale of the place, note the hikers in this photo.

I found the two mile uphill climb quite relentless but beautiful.  During our short but frequent pauses to catch our breath we admired the many flowering dessert plants. 

At the top we were rewarded with wonderful views and a great photo opportunity using the "Trail End" sign which was kindly provided.  

We are back home now.  The wonderful weather we had on our trip is continuing and with clear skies and highs in the 70's projected for the coming weekend.  While the perennials and bulbs are popping up out of the ground, gardeners are cautioned that we will almost surely have more winter weather in the next two months.   On Wednesday we had periods of bright warm sunshine followed by periods of blizzard-like snow.  It's never a dull moment around here, weather-wise! 


  1. Wow. Your photos leave me speechless. This is a place my husband has never been and I need to take him there!!

  2. you two take the cake... I don't know how you keep up this pace!
    The pictures are like postcards.
    It snowed here today... LeeAnna


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