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Colorado Riverway Recreation Area

Address: Route 128, Moab, UT
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Ranked #31 of 90 Activities in Moab
Type: Scenic Drives, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Scenic Drives, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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222 reviews 222 reviews
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99 helpful votes 99 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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10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Reno, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Had a great boat ride (scenic) as opposed to adventuresome where the driver does 360 degree turns! Beautiful trip on the Colorado River.

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Marin County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

we took bypass/Hwy 128 as recommended by other trip Advisor members. Jaw dropping cool. Our travel schedule didn't allow any actual 'staying' or enjoying the River or hiking or biking, but we WILL return. Just driving along on 128 and seeing what we saw was an experience in itself!

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Orangeburg
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is the second year in a row my wife and I travelled this beautiful road. We went somewhat out of our way to see it again. It stretches from I70 down to Moab following the Colorado River. The road and the river twist and turn with high red rock formations towering closely about. When the lighting is right, the... More 

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Milano, Italia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Quiet place, with a fantastic view at few meters from Colorado river, with all amenities needed to make a great picnic, but the food must be bring from home.

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