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Scenic Byway of Highway 128

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Ranked #119 of 720 attractions in Utah
Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
Description: Popular 'road drive', along the Colorado River.
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San Francisco, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

As we know, you can't see America from the interstate, we took highway 128 into Moab from I-70. Little did we know what was in store for us. As we started driving south on Hwy 128 we are greeted by an mangy pronghorn staring at us as if we are entering a "B" rated horror movie. Feeling like this would... More

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Medina, Ohio
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Incredible! ... we were heading to Moab from Colorado and decided to take this route into town rather follow I-70 WB to the SR 191 exit (Utah Exit #182). If heading WB out of Colorado, stop in Fruita, CO at I-70 Exit #18 (I think), fill up the gas tank, get a couple of beverages, use the potty, and enjoy... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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126 reviews 126 reviews
51 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We drove the 44 miles of the Scenic Byway 128 Highway from Grand Junction, Colorado on the way to Moab and it was quite spectacular, especially near the Moab end. The byway parallels the Colorado river passing the old Dewey Bridge, Fisher Towers, Castle Valley, Professor Valley and Big Bend. It is quite a lovely drive and much better than... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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138 reviews 138 reviews
36 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

On our way out of Moab / Arches NP and heading for Colorado, we decided to take the "Scenic Byway" of route 128 alongside the Colorado River on Route 128 back to I-70. This is a beautiful drive and much better than the route on the west side of the park we came down on. Took about a hour to... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Leaving Moab toward Denver we decided to take this instead of 191. We did it without stopping and it took us only 50 minutes. The drive was beautiful and barely set us back on time at all. If we weren't trying to get somewhere we could have doubled that time with many worthy photo stops, but even if you don't... More

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Staten Island, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I had planned this for our drive to Utah and after hours on the road decided just to follow my GPS, several tour guides and wait staff at restaurants convinced us we needed to take this road back. Utah is scary coming from the east because from the moment you enter there is nothing until Moab. I mean you can't... More

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Charleston, West Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

When posting along our journey on Facebook a friend suggested we get off I-70 and find UT 128. We did and were awed by the spectacular views. A must.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Magnificent country with natural images even Disney would not be able to create. Driving along the Trail of the Ancestors, you can only imagine the lives of those who lived in this area before highways. Take the time to drive and stop during the daylight hours. Bring a picnic and take as many photos as you can. Every curve provides... More

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Burleson, Texas
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83 reviews 83 reviews
48 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We took 191 south to Arches National Park, but instead of backtracking we took the more scenic route back to I-70. This scenic by way goes right next to the Colorado river for most of the way and is nestled in a canyon. The route takes longer and is slower, but it's worth it for the views.

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Victoria, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Slickrock walls towering up on either side, boulders the size of trucks, and mesas and buttes of unsurpassed beauty. One of the best roads on the planet (along with Potash Road on the other side of the 191) and this one leads to Fisher Towers. But don't go, because I want it all to myself. (P.S. Stupid Trip Advisor insists... More

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