The backcountry portions of Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument can offer some almost-wilderness experiences. Like most of Utah there is always a road no more than 4 miles away and always rotting barbed wire or burned fence posts or active cattle grazing. But if you look hard enough you might be able to find areas where cows have never been. Hackberry Heights has some of those areas, if you look hard enough. These pictures are from multiple explorations of one complicated area I explored on my own but after I felt familiar with the landscape I took my friend Jennifer on a off trail, miles long loop, to explore an area of white pinnacles that looked interesting from afar. Guess what? They WERE interesting, and we even found a couple of arches.
We both spotted some cool arches!