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Colorado Riverway Recreation Area

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Address: Route 128, Moab, UT

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Great views of Colorado River

Check this scenic drive up Route 128 and explore the many campgrounds areas. There are excellent viewpoints and some great rated restaurants/winery up the road.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
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Belton, Missouri
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

A nice drive but by far not the best byway we've taken. There are a few good photography spots and is a great time filler of you need something to do.

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Northampton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Check this scenic drive up Route 128 and explore the many campgrounds areas. There are excellent viewpoints and some great rated restaurants/winery up the road.

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Layton, Utah
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Adrift Adventures took us on a day long float down the Colorado (14 miles). My Great Grandfather, Francis Marion Bishop, was the first to map this river from actual field notes while on an expedition with John Wesley Powell, and it was my first time to "walk in his footsteps". Our guides, Sam and Niel, were knowledgeable and personable and... More 

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Denver
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This is my favorite drive in the world so far. It's humbling as you realize are small humans are and how awesome nature is. GO!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Decided to take the more scenic route on the way out of Moab and was glad we did. I should have known to expect great views, but I didn't do my homework and this caught me off guard in a very pleasant way. We didn't make very good time since I was constantly enjoying the view, pulling over for "normal"... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I first went on this road to go for a horseback ride at mile marker 21 but had to go back the next day when I didn't have a time restraint just to take photographs. Spectacular and worth visiting.

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East Setauket, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We stayed off of this road so went back and forth on it several times a day. Never got tired of the view - which changes completely over the course of the road. From western prairie to towering buttes it is amazing. Negro Bill Canyon is also on the road, along with many other trails. A must visit.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We travelled Route128 from I-70 into Moab versus the faster Route 191. Route 128 is the scenic route and goes by the Colorado Riverway Rec area. As is was November and a bit chilly, we did not go in the river! I recommend this route if you have a few extra minutes.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The is one of the best scenic roads I've taken. You can take it from Moab to I-70. The canyon walls are right next to the road and it's just beautiful. If you're travelling between I-70 & Moab and you have an extra hour or so, take this road; you won't be disappointed.

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Moab Utah
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

While out along the the Colorado Riverway to view the glorious deciduous trees in October and November be sure to include a stop at the river rafting use ramps to use the picnic tables for a snack or lunch. Very quiet, yet Moab locals can still be doing river outings, mostly you see parked vehicles for the shuttle. It is... More 

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