by Abby mcallister
It is hard for me to pick a favorite moment from this park (actually it has been hard to do that for each of these Utah parks!). Although I was at first turned off by the human history represented in the park (historic buildings, park, orchards, etc), I later came to love them. The hiking was fantastic-from the Grand Wash to Angel Arch we found fun things to see and explore. However, since we have set the goal of choosing just one moment, I think our “off trail” exploration of the slot canyons along the east side of the park along the seldom used Nottham-Bullfrog Rd is my favorite memory. I want to make sure up front that “favorite” isn’t confused with “easiest” or “least frustrating.” In fact, the opposite is true. Since we were searching for Headquarter canyon, one we had read about online but that wasn’t on the main maps we ended up wandering down a lot of dead-end animal trails.