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Travel: Scenic Utah State Highway 128

Forty four miles of scenic driving along the Colorado river.

By Robert Ellis

The desired goal of our return trip to Utah was to finish visiting Utah's Mighty Five National Parks. Having seen two of the Five last year (Zion and Bryce Canyon) this trip would focus on South Eastern Utah. Much of our overnight lodging would be spent in Moab, but also a night in Monticello, Utah putting us closer to Canyonland (the Needles District) National Park and two nights in Green River, visit Capital Reef National Park.

Arches National Park was only a couple miles from Moab and we spent 2 days hiking and exploring many of the Arches there.

Also included in this trip was a visit to Goblin Valley State Park, Utah (3600+ acres of mushroom shaped rock formations called goblins), Black Canyon National Park in Colorado and traveling the heights of Rim Rock Drive National Monument in Colorado.

Note: We'll be posting photos from Robert's latest trip over the next week or so. Bookmark this page for more photos and links to other installments. --Pen

This story was posted on 2022-10-28 12:10:11
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Travel: Scenic Utah, State Highway 128

2022-10-28 - Utah - Photo by Robert Ellis, Robert Ellis Woodworking.
State Highway 128 in Utah offers 44 miles of scenic driving along the Colorado river.

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Travel: Scenic Utah, State Highway 128

2022-10-29 - Utah - Photo by Robert Ellis, Robert Ellis Woodworking.
Robert writes, "Taking a break along scenic Utah State Highway 128. Behind us, down river are some kayakers on the Colorado River. The selfie stick was taken along mostly for giggles. Half the time it got left behind in the rental car, mostly to reduce weight for hiking; besides, there's usually someone on the trails that is more than happy to take your pic."

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