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Scenic Byway of Highway 128

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Popular 'road drive', along the Colorado River.

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We drove the byway twice we loved it so much!

We were driving from Grand Junction and decided to take Highway 128 to Moab. We loved the ride so much, when it was time to leave Moab, we decided to take Highway 128 back. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
HarleyFamily073
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Northfield, Ohio

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Northfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were driving from Grand Junction and decided to take Highway 128 to Moab. We loved the ride so much, when it was time to leave Moab, we decided to take Highway 128 back. It does take a little longer than the freeway route, but worth it! The scenery is gorgeous, the ride laid back, and did I say the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After hiking quite a bit on Monday in Arches, Tuesday in Canyonlands & making a day-trip to Capitol Reef on Wednesday, we were in desperate need of a lower-key day in Moab. We had heard about the scenery on Highway 128 and got a small taste of it, during our bus ride on our way to the launch point for... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an alternate and beautiful drive coming or leaving Moab from I-70. You can access UT-128 from either Exit 204 or 214 off I-70, depending on the direction you are heading. After driving a few miles off I-70 you will eventually catch up with the Colorado River. The road hugs with river into a spectacular canyon where the red... More 

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Blue Springs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The road winds through red cliffs along the Colorado River. It's a favorite area for bicyclists, river rafters, etc. The scenery was spectacular! Excellent free attraction.

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Parker, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the MOST amazing way to get to Moab. The scenery is stunning---and rivals many of the views in the nearby national parks. If you are coming from Denver, it is easy to access and has many places to stop and explore. The Colorado River is beautiful--and full of rafters and kayakers at this time of year. My only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This road is a must if you are travelling from Grand Junction to Moab. It is as dramatic an introduction to Utah's unique geography as are likely to find. The start as you leave I-70 is quite bland and the road runs through high desert for a while. Don't get disheartened though. Eventually you pick up the Colorado River on... More 

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Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

A must see. This drive along the Colorado river is breathtaking. We stopped a few times for magnificent views and photos. A couple of small beaches along the way to dunk your feet or wade through the water. (Didn't dare get too close to the Rapids.)

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Arlington, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

We drove this road from south to north in the early morning. Much of it is in a narrow canyon, with the Colorado River and the back of Arches National Park on one side. The colors of the rock faces and vegetation are breathtaking! We used this as an alternative to the normal highways as part of our drive to... More 

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Heerhugowaard, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We took the Scenic Byway from Moab to Denver. So much beauty to see and many places to stop for a nice picture. You can tell a lot about it, but it is definitely worth your time and enjoy the beauty of nature and the Colorado River, the ranches, the red rocks. Just Amazing.

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Delft
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

This highway was one of the best I driven in the USA. Well worth the extra time. Take your breakfast / lunch to go and stop during the route to enjoy the scenery

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