Hatch Point & the Anticline Overlook
I’ve probably camped in Kane Creek Canyon outside Moab, Utah, close to twenty times over the past eight years and many of those afternoons have been spent drinking some happy-hour beers while watching the sun dip behind the cliffs of Hurrah Pass and the Anticline Overlook. There are no bad views in Moab, but out of curiosity, I had always wanted to see that specific view of our canyon from 1600′ above.
The Anticline Overlook is located in the Canyon Rims Recreation Area (BLM operated), which is an immense, diverse region between Monticello and Moab. With the exception of a few basic established campgrounds, the whole area is mostly undeveloped wilderness with three major overlooks into Canyonlands National Park, including the more remote Needles District. From down in Kane Creek Canyon, it seems so close and even though it is easy to get to on paved or graded roads, it is still incredibly out-of-the-way requiring that you head south on 191 out of town for 33 miles and then back north another 31 miles.
The drive itself isn’t exactly the most spectacular, but the overlooks themselves do make it well worth it.