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Colorado Riverway Recreation Area

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Address: Route 128, Moab, UT
Phone Number: 8006356622
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For a little bit of extra driving time between Grand Junction and Moab, this is definitely the way to go. Agree with all the other reviewers, it's a beautiful route and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Cortez, Colorado
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Cortez, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For a little bit of extra driving time between Grand Junction and Moab, this is definitely the way to go. Agree with all the other reviewers, it's a beautiful route and the perfect introduction to the river/canyon/rock scenery of the Moab area as everything just unfolds in front of you. Many options to stop and explore side trails and other... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the perfect introduction to Arches National Park. The drive along the Colorado River is simply amazing. An absolutely beautiful canyon.

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Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We camped along the river on the Colorado Riverway about 6 miles outside of Moab. Each day was a trip into the Arches National Park, Canyonlands and other spectacular red rock scenery. make sure you get a map to see the petroglyphs in Moab itself, in the Arches as well as other drives. Camping was just tent camping with no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have an extra hour take rt 128 fro i70 to go to moab instead of 190. It follows the river and you are treated to the wonderful red rocks landscape. A great taste of what's to come in arches and canyon lands.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

100% worth it to take a little longer to get to Moab for this small detour. The views while driving in the canyon are beautiful

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came from the 70W and drove on the 128 from Cisco to Moab and I think it's a very good option. You'll have a lot of nice views on the canyon with the Colorado river and there is almost nobody!

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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Towering red cliffs and views of the Colorado River-magnificent. Great place for biking and to camp along the river.

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Lincoln, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

On our third day in Moab, we drove the Colorado River Byway, Hwy 279, towards the city of Potash. This was a beautiful and very scenic drive along the Colorado River, in a deep red rock canyon. Along the way we stopped and viewed some very spectacular Petro Glyphs that had been etched into the rock cliff side a thousand... More 

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Great road for a scenic car ride or a bike ride. Bike trail parralells the road for the about 2 miles near Moab then fades away. Lots of little roadside pullouts and trailhead access. Great places to stop and look at the river or picnic. Occasional climbers traversing the rock wall faces as well Simply wonderful place!

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

From Moab to interstate 70, one spectacular drive. Saw antelope on the way out towards the interstate. In a car or on a motorcycle, this is one of the best drives in the USA.

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