Thunder Mountain is a popular bike and horseback riding trail in Red Canyon.
It has many beautiful red-orange rock formation,
and pinnacles similar to those found in Bryce Canyon National Park.
Although it's dry land with relatively sparse vegetation, a lot of tree varieties grow there.
Besides limber and bristlecone pines that grow on dry, windy passes at about 8000 feet, there are also Ponderosa and pinyon pine.
This Gray Jay, also known as a Camp Robber Jay, is resting on a limber pine in a high pass. These birds are known for hovering around camps, looking for crumbs, sometimes snatching them right out of a person's hand.
In a spot with hitching rails, designed for riders to take a break, we found this tourist outhouse. The lack of door seems a bit inconvenient.
The great views made our 9 mile round trip well worth the effort.