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Address: UT
Activities: Driving
Description: Popular 'road drive', along the Colorado River.

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Scenic Byway is Right

Coming from Colorado going to Nevada had some time to kill to go see the arches. Decided to take 128 byway. It was a good choice the first few miles was questionable but after... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Mandan, North Dakota
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Mandan, North Dakota
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65 reviews 65 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Coming from Colorado going to Nevada had some time to kill to go see the arches. Decided to take 128 byway. It was a good choice the first few miles was questionable but after that it was really worth the extra time to go through there. Be advised, the roads do get narrow and there is other traffic and pedestrians.... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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193 attraction reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We headed out to climb at 6 AM so it was still dark when we started down this road. It was beautiful and there was so much to see. This is for sure a drive that if you are in the area you should make.

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Litchfield Park, Arizona
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The shapes and colors of the rocks are fantastic. Had I had time to hike, I'm sure the hiking and biking would have been teriffic. I've rafted the river along this stretch and had a great time. Camping is plentiful and the pit toilets descent but I went over spring break and every camp site in every campground was taken.... More 

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Boston, MA
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Six of us were heading from Grand Junction CO to Moab UT and decided to take this alternative route south. The sun was setting as we drove and the views along the Colorado River were wonderful. As the sun set the views got better. I only wish we had time to take advantage of the bike paths that lined the... More 

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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51 reviews 51 reviews
41 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

UTAH SR128 (UTAH'S HIDDEN BYWAYS) When I think about the most amazing roads that I have driven, and roads that I would like to see over and over again, I think about UTAH SR128 north of Moab, Utah. I have even driven out of my way to experience this beautiful, highly scenic, road by bypassing the faster Utah SR191 south... More 

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Was told about this road by woman we met in Grand Junction on way to Moab. This was by far the most beautiful road I have been on. Riding along the Colorado River for miles with all of the rock formations on both sides was just breathaking. The road is very winding and only 2 lanes but not much traffic... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This was a great ride for a rainy day. It rained so much that I got pictures of waterfall coming off the cliffs plus the water gave the rocks and cliffs rich color when the sun came out. We stopped at the ranch that had a old west movie museum which was interesting.

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Went for a drive for a few miles along this route on the recommendation of a Moab resident. Very glad we did. And if you have time, maybe do the La Sal Loop Road. We started it but had to turn back as time did not permit - you'll need about 3 hours.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We really enjoyed this scenic drive. It travels right beside the Colorado River. We drove it from I-70 into Moad and think the river views are best driving that direction.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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122 reviews 122 reviews
41 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Wow, glad we did this drive on the way to Moab....blown away by the gorge drive by the Colorado, twisty and windy at times but no problem for anyone who has driven in Europe! The colours were amazing! Be Prepared.....no restrooms of food! Do It!

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