This national monument covers a large area with Escalante, UT, sitting near the northern edge of it. Scenic byway 24 goes through Escalante but most if not all of the roads to various places in the monument are gravel/packed dirt. Weather here has been windy, cold and we’ve had several showers. I managed to get some photos at Devil’s Garden, about 13 miles down one of the hard dirt roads. The sandstones are much larger than those in Goblin Valley, most being 10-15′ high I’d guess with many much taller. Their colors also vary somewhat, which makes them interesting to photograph.
I found 2 natural arches, don’t know if there are more that I missed.
As with many of the roads in UT, whether paved or not, there are free range cattle. The ones here seem to be bigger and in better shape than a lot of the ones I’ve seen previously. This was taken from the truck window and the critters are plenty big.
Wish I could show some night shots from Devil’s Garden but last night was too wet, tonight there is a very cold wind blowing. Considering the size of the free range cattle, not to mention whatever else may be out there at night, I think going out there by myself wouldn’t be a good idea even in ideal weather.