|White Horse Figure in Outline|
The Overlook is surrounded by sandstone; juniper trees, shaped by the wind, grow strong between the stones.
To the East is Cane Creek Anticline and the Solar Potash Collection Ponds.
Down below is Shafer Basin and Shafer Trail (originally used to bring cattle down to the water), while looking southward is Pyramid Butte and Pyramid Canyon; further on, Islands in the Sky can be spied.
Westward is a desert tower known as "Big Chief" keeping a watchful eye over his canyon.
Looking to the North, Merrimac and Monitor Buttes can be seen; they can be reached via trails from Mill Canyon Road.
|Merrimac Butte (on left), Monitor Butte (on right)|
|Merrimac and Montior Buttes|
Besides the Overlooks, there are many trails that can be hiked, and while camping sites are available, better make reservations or you'll be out of luck staying overnight at the park. Invest in ATV or 4 wheel drive maps for traveling over the Basin; it doesn't hurt to carry a map of the hiking trails either. Want more? You can always get back on Route 313 and see what surprises Islands in the Sky has in store. Enjoy it all !!!