Saturday, July 3, 2010

Confluence of the Green and Colorado Rivers

The most significant overlook in the Needles district of Canyonlands is the Confluence Overlook where the Grand and Colorado Rivers meet. We accessed it on the side road off of Elephant Hill making it a short 1/2 mile hike. It was an easy hike climbing over the rocks at times. A few places you really have to follow the cairns to stay on the trail.
Two different shades of green come together, the Green River on the left and the Colorado River on the right. The two rivers are what separates Canyonlands National Park into three districts. The Island in the Sky is straight ahead from this standpoint, and the Maze is on the left. The Maze is very remote and difficult to get to, so we haven't been there yet.

5 comments:

motoroz said...

That is so cool. Did not realize that is where the two rivers came together.

DaveO said...

I'm loving all these photos of your high desert adventure! The Colorado Plateau is a beautiful place in America, and very areas can compare. Along with the silence and solitude, you are fortunate in experiencing America's Backyard,away from civilization and pavement.

Lois said...

All the pictures are so good, but I love the one of the two rivers coming together. The different colors are amazing!

EcoRover said...

For years we heade to the Moab area, sometimes camping along the White Road--your good pics make me want to return come Spring Break.

Tony said...

Awesome! The confluence is such a cool sight.