Where is Cedar Mesa? Literally the middle of nowhere, but it has more of the incredible scenery that astounds us Flatlanders. And although it’s very confusing, I think it’s part of the all-encompassing Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, which is a relatively new park, established in 1996 by Bill Clinton.
There’s actually a bit of water here & there, even though it’s still desert. Wildflowers and lots of fascinating ancient cliff dwellings. Hiking, backpacking, learning about the ancient cliff dwellers… Natural Bridges National Monument, Hovenweep National Monument, Goosenecks State Park, the infamous Moki Dugway, and Edge of Cedars State Park … plus less well known spots such as South Mule Canyon, Road Canyon, cliff dwellings with names such as “House on Fire” and “Collapsing Roof Ruin” are all waiting to be found and explored. Enjoy!
What’s Wrong with Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument? When he established the park in 1996, President Bill Clinton said: “This high, rugged, and remote region, where bold plateaus and multi-hued cliffs run for distances that defy human perspective, was the last place in the continental United States to be mapped.” And yet, it’s still relatively unknown …
Hiking Natural Bridges National Monument … Do not miss the Sipapu Loop hike – enjoy the bridges from below on the canyon floor and get to see the cliff dwellings, petroglyphs and spring wildflowers along the way!
More to come!