We parked at the Elephant Hill Trailhead after stopping at several vistas to enjoy the multi-colored views of the various rock formations. I hiked by Chesler Park and then to the Devils Kitchen area for a total of seven miles and close to 1,000 feet of elevation gain. Not only were the individual Needles amazing, but there were many desert wildflowers in bloom too. Dan joined me on a good portion of the hike and also marveled at the beauty of the Park.
After spending most of the day at the Park, we took the scenic drive to Moab and checked in at the Redstone Inn. I was fascinated by Moab. The youth and vitality of the town reminded me of Hood River many years ago. Buying the jeep or mountain bike franchise in Moab in the early days would have been a great investment.