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Castle Valley

Moab, UT
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Ranked #10 of 51 Attractions in Moab
Type: Valleys
Activities: Rock climbing, Camping, Mountain biking
Description: This valley has some of the most famous and best views in Utah.
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Vista, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
21 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Drive out highway 128 along the river. There's plenty of nature to dazzle you. You may also see a movie being made. It's a popular location for movies and commercials.

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wales
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Lots of wildlife to see. Someone had seen a bear the day before our visit,but we were not that lucky, just Chipmunks and lots of deer. We were told that there was a Cougar in the area but no such luck for us.Worth the trip along the valley just for the scenery

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Westford, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

After winding along the Colorado River through red rock canyons, you depart into a picture-perfect valley which in places closely resembles Monument Valley. If you follow the La Sal Mountain Loop Road (over 50 miles in total) you'll climb into an alpine forest which is a world apart from the desert valley below. Be sure to stop at the view... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Take your time and drive through that area to really feel as if you are in a Western movie. We had to pull over a few times to let the "locals" pass us as they are much more adventuresome on those winding roads than we were!

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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

No words can describe the views you see in Moab. Tip: Try going towards the end of the day, close to sunset. The light is so much better for Photos.

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
27 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The Castle Valley, and especially the magnificent Castleton Tower and very beautiful. And as opposed to the famous national parks all around its not very crowded here. So you can have quite some nice views and lots of natural silence. I pretty much liked that. But note that some of the trails, especially the one leading up to the tower... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

A really lovely valley, with great buttes. Come into it as part of Lasal mountain loop, and don't forget to go and see Fishers Towers as well

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

People miss this little gem, a short trip down 128. Beautiful rock formations along the lush Colorado River with the La Sal Mountains, close behind the rocks.

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Meridian, Idaho
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58 reviews 58 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We didn't have any expectations when we turned off the freeway to head down to Moab on a backroad. The road was rough for first 10 miles but after you made the turn at the junction (highway 128) that got much better. the views were magnificient. I highly recommend taking this route.

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NYC
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Do the route 128 Drive through Castle Valley, then take the road up into the mountains for a view of the place from 8 thousand feet up It's a day trip, but one you'll remember for years to come!

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