The badlands scenery made it extra enjoyable.
From Miller Point we entered the badlands, descending numerous stairs and running on a faint trail.
It was pretty easy to tell where we were going. Plus I kept slowing down to take photos. Fortunately with all the light the shutter speed was fast so they didn't turn out too blurry!
I could spend so much time here, looking at all the erosion patterns.
Soon we were out of the badlands and things were flattening out.
We reached a trail junction in just over four minutes.
That was quite a bit harder, as I panted up the stairs. Nevertheless, I was so glad to get my blood flowing and wake up a bit. From here it's 2.5 hours to Las Vegas if you head south. And if you head north, it's 2.5 hours to Great Basin National Park or Ely. So this is a perfectly timed diversion.
In the summer it can get really hot. But in the other seasons it's fantastic. We've added it to our camping list, and hopefully we can explore the state park more thoroughly soon! As an added bonus, they have some pipe caves eroded into the badlands.