Last week we went back out to Utah for a couple backpacking trips – the first was a two nighter in Robbers Roost Canyon in the Robbers Roost country along the Dirty Devil River east of the town of Hanksville. This little known and seldom visited area is full of wonderful sandstone canyons reminiscent of the Escalante area further southwest.
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We camped in my truck for one night at a wonderful spot on the desert rim above the canyon with a wide vista over a sea of sandstone formations and canyons, and I was happy to photograph a nice sunset and sunrise from up there.
It took a while to find the entrance into the canyon, which is mostly guarded by massive vertical walls. We found a nice camp spot near the junction of several tributary canyons and spent the entire next day exploring the North Fork of Robbers Roost Canyon.
Here’s a neat slot near the head of the North Fork.