The scenic byway of 128 chased the twists and turns of the Colorado River to Moab. The howling wind blowing through the canyon passes shuttered our home as we careened down the road. Rocks hanging over the road taunted and dared us to go under them. Lucky for us we were heading South and the low jagged rocks were on the other side of the road. “HA! Not today!” I thought as we maneuvered away from them. Campsites littered the Colorado river’s bank as we approached Moab. With hawk eyes we quickly scoured for open sites. Nothing! Then Hurling down UT 191 South to more campsites. Full! There has to be one left?! Driving down UT 313 we found nothing! After 3 hours of chasing a campsite, we gave up and started calling RV parks. Nothing, Nothing, Nothing! Finally, one RV park had a place in their overflow parking lot. We took it! No hook-ups but they let us run the generator. Phew! Much wine was consumed that night.
Moab is a mecca for OHV. Rock crawlers, side-by-sides, 4 wheelers, dirt bikes, and, of course, Jeeps. Lots and lots of Jeeps! ATV Trails everywhere going everywhere! And after all that off roading, we had to stop in at the Moab Brewery to quench our thirst and fill our bellies.
Driving into the entrance of the Arches National Park we noticed a lot of Class C rental RV’s. The parks of Utah would be a perfect trip to rent an RV. Stopping where we could, we did see a few arches from the road. Oh, how I wanted to hike out to them but my broken foot wouldn't allow it and neither would Mike. As we drove to see Delicate Arch, I knew I wouldn’t be able to crutch my way down the path but to our delight there was a 4WD trail at the end of the loop. We took it! I was never more thankful to have a Jeep. We were able to catch a view from a distance. We were not so lucky when we entered Devil’s Garden. Hike in to see the arches or dream about it. Next time!
Mike & Kat
Kat left teaching after 18 years to travel throughout the USA with her husband, Mike, who is an engineer for a Power generation company.