Thursday, June 24, 2010

Floating Island and Indian Cave June 21, 2010

Floating Island with sparse desert environment

Today, I drove out the Silver Island Mountains Scenic Byway to explore Floating Island and Indian cave. Floating Island stands by itself in the salt flats next to the Silver Island Mountains it is approximately 24 miles one way from the nearest gas station. As a result, a visitor needs to have a full tank of gas, spare tire, food, and water. It is a long walk if your car breaks down. The desert in this part of Utah is accessible by dirt roads. The roads are pasable by most cars in the best conditions. Indian cave is on BLM land in the southeastern part of Floating Island. It is accessible by a 1.5 mile hike in the desert.
Outside of Indian Cave

Looking out into the desert from inside cave

Dirt road in the desert on the side of Floating Island