Southern Utah trip - day 4
On a recent trip to southern Utah, this was the number one place that my son in law wanted to visit, even more so than some of the peaks and summits we had on our agenda. Here are the pics from that visit of 8-27-2009
Powell Point was named for John Wesley Powell, the explorer who first braved the unknowns of the Colorado River. He made the effort to reach the point in 1872 to get a better view of the territory. Powell Point is one of the most dominant landmarks in Southern Utah and is just northeast of Bryce Canyon National Park and is seen by myriads of tourists as they make their visit to
that popular national park.
Powell Point is at the southern tip of the Table Cliff Plateau, an extension of the massive Aquarius Plateau. Powell Point—also known as Powell’s Pink Point—provides an amazing view of much of southern Utah, as well as northern Arizona (on a clear day).
While this isn't a peak or a summit of a mountain, it is still a worthwhile place to visit if a visitor has the time and the inclination to see what is
to see from such a lofty perch.
We camped at Kodachrome Basin State Park the night before and proceeded to drive the Cottonwood Creek and Skutapah roads prior to heading for Bryce Canyon, Barney Top and Powell Point. More on that portion of the adventure at a later time.
Rest of trip:
Day one (Cedar Mountain)
Day Two (Capitol Reef & George Peak BM)
Day Three (Canaan Peak & Kadachrome Basin State Park)