We entered San Juan County, Utah from the Navajo Reservation, just east of Monument Valley. Soon we crossed the San Juan River, which carved a lot of this landscape and adds color and life to the it’s rocky surroundings. After seeing the river wind around multiple bends at Goosenecks State Park, we headed north and to the infamous Moki Dugway road up onto the mesa. Cedar Mesa is an epicenter for ancient indian ruins. We hiked to Junction ruin via Kane Gulch the next day. With beautiful weather and the leaves at peak color, this was our favorite hike in a long time.