The photo is taken from near the trailhead, showing Horseshoe Canyon below, Sugarloaf Butte in the near distance, and the LaSal Mountains, about 50 miles away.Since we were crossing through the national park, Daisy had to stay in the trailer. Poor girl. However, since she had already had a nice run with the horses, she might have been secretly glad to have a rest.
Steve had called ahead for a permit and obtained the combination to get the horses through the Horseshoe Canyon gate.
Also in the photo above, you can see the smooth domes of Navajo sandstone at the top of the canyon, and the horizontal layers of Kayenta sandstone near the bottom.
Note this juniper tree growing beside the old road bed:
Here is one of several three-toed allosaurus (a carnivorous dinosaur) tracks (each track is 10-12 inches in length) found along the way.