David and I headed south to spend the weekend in the area west of Blanding Utah. We wanted to explore the area in an around the Dark Canyon Wilderness area, north of Natural Bridges National Park.

On a hike above the cliffs overlooking Peavine Canyon, we were looking for Queens Arch below us. Along the way we see a number of horny-toad lizards. One was the size of a man’s fist. I had no idea they could get that big.

We did finally see the arch far below us and decided we needed to try hiking in from below. It wasn’t until later that we found out there was a jeep trail down into Peavine Canyon that we could take when the trails are dry.

We will be back.