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A great drive along the river

A must do while you're in Moab. Right next to the entrance to Arches. Drive up along the Colorado... read more

Reviewed June 12, 2018
What a surprise

Our trip did not include this until we came across it accidentally. What an incredible drive thru... read more

Reviewed June 8, 2018
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Reviewed June 12, 2018

A must do while you're in Moab. Right next to the entrance to Arches. Drive up along the Colorado river for at least 20 miles. Very scenic. There's also a road the peals off toward Castle Valley, do this as well. You will enjoy.

1  Thank bschleic921
Reviewed June 8, 2018

Our trip did not include this until we came across it accidentally. What an incredible drive thru rock formations, along the Colorado river. There is a bike trail for part of this, Ranches with horses, and 2 resorts one of which has a winery. We...More

Thank wendyvalglass
Reviewed June 5, 2018

We were here on a Jeep excursion in May 2018. There are endless trails & so photo-worthy. There is also rafting, horseback riding, 4 wheeling, and good food. Or just relaxing is fine too! Great place for families, groups or couples. Close to Moab.

Thank 2kesserus
Reviewed June 2, 2018

Inside a canyon, Colorado river, picnic and hiking areas, a winery 17 miles down road, don’t miss this drive ..it is fantastic

Thank 1234Col
Reviewed May 25, 2018

This is an unbelievable drive. There are several places to pull over and soak it all in. I have driven it twice and I still marvel at the formations.

Thank foolfortravel77
Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed an early morning walk on the trail that follows the Colorado River. While we saw more bicyclists than walkers, this trail was great for both. We enjoyed the beautiful canyon, trail and river. A nice way to spend a few hours.

Thank Lmsmith2
Reviewed May 23, 2018

We decided to take a drive and someone in Moab suggested we simply drive up Route 128. We wish someone would I told us to come off I70 when we were coming into Moab. This drive is so breathtaking. If you have the time do...More

Thank 321Jackie
Reviewed May 12, 2018

Gorgeous drive but another victim of increasing tourism. Many of the great dirt/gravel turnouts are now paved; bicyclists are all over the place (and this is a narrow two-lane road with big rigs and other vehicles); and a paved bike path on the river side...More

Thank Doreesey_pooh
Reviewed May 5, 2018

When traveling back and forth to Moab from Colorado, we always make sure we take this drive one direction or the other. it is actually a shorter trip milage wise but a little longer time wise. DON'T go this way if you are in a...More

1  Thank James H
Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

We didn’t plan on going to Arches this route, but GPS routed us this way due to traffic in Moab. Wow!!! So much better than the other route! It was beautiful and isolated for most of the way! There were a few pull outs that...More

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March 16, 2018|
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Response from Jim W | Reviewed this property |
The colorado riverway rund east from Moab or you can come from the east off of Interstate 70. You could do the drive as a day trip in about 3 hours from Moab to I-70 and then back to Moab. It is worth the time.
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Response from Joel N | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are many camping areas along the river.
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Response from YAYASister70128 | Reviewed this property |
There are small campgrounds along the river, very bare bones, with pit toilets and I think a running water source. We stopped to use the toilet at one. As mentioned there are a couple really nice Dude Ranches up towards... More