You should definitely have gotten a permit. It's worth it. Though, it can take a few days with the whole "lottery" system. I lucked-out, and happened to arrive just minutes before the lottery started. There were about 45 people in the ranger station, but luckily enough, I was one of the names they called. On any given day, there will be 40-80 people trying for permits; this sounds discouraging, I know, but if you aren't selected, the rangers will add an additional number in the lottery tumbler for your party. Thus, the odds of being selected become pretty good after a few days.
Conversely, you can sign up for this online, apparently, but I think it's booked ~ a year in advance.
Ah I've been here. I think on that very spot.... I may or may not have been on top of that one. It was either that one or one of the ones close by to get some nice pictures for my family. I would like to go out there again, it is a beautiful place.
Wow, when I look at this photo I actually feel like reaching out and trying to feel the texture of the cliffs. This is a beautiful photo that completely catches me. The lines, hierarchy and strong colours are stunning. Great work.
It's an amazing place, there's no doubt about it. The abundance of swirling lines made me feel as if I were in some kind of fantasy land; as if I'd left Earth entirely. Certainly worth a visit for anyone who appreciates nature.
I've been here! It was so pretty! I kinda got us a little lost, we went out of the way about a hour....but it was great fun! And so pretty! I got up in a lot of places and took some great pics! I would love to get back there. They only allow twenty people a day. It was worth it to hike to this place. Just like Chaco canyon.