Shearing Pen Road (CR 210) is only about four miles before it ends at an overlook of Corral Canyon. It's a beautiful area, and sitting on the slickrock ledges, having lunch, made the experience even that much better. Oh, I should tell you how to find it; 5.8 miles from the Blanding Visitors Center, travel south on Route 191 till you see, on the left, a dirt road winding up a hill. Every time we have passed by, we saw a welcoming committee at the entrance, so you may look for them as well.
|Shearing Pen Road Welcoming Committee|
The end of CR 210 had evidence of camping, and like I mentioned before, it's a beautiful spot for having a simple picnic. We did see an ATV trail below, we could see where it ended, but not where it started as it wound around a small hill. Where we sat, we could also see traffic as it moved along Route 191; the tops of 18 wheelers that is.
|Route 191 is far in the distance.|
The quiet was divine, only broken by the call of a hawk to its mate; I was able to get a photo of one of them in flight.
A short, but very serene drive down a road with Native vs. White Man history; you can take the history, we'll stick with the serenity.