Craving for Knowles: Canyon takes you to the middle of nowhere

Knowles Canyon trail meanders through “a desert of red rock, blue mesas, domes and pinnacles and grottos of endless stone.”  And it’s long - at 18.4 miles from the parking area on Glade Park to the Colorado River, it’s one of the longest canyons in the McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area. Photo by Bill Haggerty.



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Knowles Canyon trail meanders through “a desert of red rock, blue mesas, domes and pinnacles and grottos of endless stone.”  And it’s long - at 18.4 miles from the parking area on Glade Park to the Colorado River, it’s one of the longest canyons in the McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area. Photo by Bill Haggerty.

In search of desert solitude, I thought of a famous Edward Abby quote as I ambled down BS Road toward Knowles Canyon: “Benedicto: May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome,…




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