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Colorado Riverway Recreation Area

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Address: Route 128, Moab, UT
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A Winter Exploration

Because we were during the winter, we were not able to take advantage of many recreational activities. There are several dry campgrounds and a couple with restrooms.It appeared... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Moreno Valley, California
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Moreno Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Because we were during the winter, we were not able to take advantage of many recreational activities. There are several dry campgrounds and a couple with restrooms.It appeared that there were easy access to the river and trail heads in the area.

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We heard about this area from people that were staying at the same Inn we were at. As we'd come to Moab from I-70 on more than one occasion we welcomed the chance to see more of the area. If you are leaving Moab, Highway 128 starts very near the Colorado River. The highway winds through rugged, beautiful terrain following... More 

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

This area is gorgeous! There is something for everyone here-hiking trails, biking trails, Jeep trails, not to mention river trips and lovely campgrounds.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

we took two drives in this canyon and also camped there. if it was summer, it would have probably been hard to find a spot, but being november, it was quiet and peaceful. toilets were along the route, so that made travel nice. no gas or food though! i definitely recommend driving this road, and also walk across the bridge... More 

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Center Valley, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I drove Utah 128 down from I70 to Moab. As others have noted, the northern part of this drive is not very scenic, but the southern part through the canyons is wonderful. This drive confirms that not all wonderful views are inside the national parks. The passenger has the best view, since it is not possible for... More 

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Bloomingdale, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We just loved our drive along the Colorado River, route 128. Very close to Moab, with lots of spots to pull over, we went back more than once to enjoy the spectacular views in different lighting. One afternoon, after a rain storm, there were even waterfalls along the cliffs - yes, waterfalls in the desert.

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Jamison, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Rt. 128 follows the Colorado River as it winds through the canyons heading east out of Moab. Of course,m you can follow it west into Moab! The scenes are beyond belief. A lot of camping spots., boat launches and haul-out spots for water sports enthusiasts. The road is the easiest way to get the feel of the canyons and the... More 

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We kayaked about 14 miles along the river with great views of the canyon walls and distant towers. It was a cloudy day so when we got splashed in the rapids it was shockingly cold. However, as well as private land, along the river there are also public places that you can stop, dry off and take a comfort break.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We experiences this magnificent canyon both in our car and in kayaks. The calm-water kayaking is beautiful and safe.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

UT128 is called "Upper Colorado Scenic Byway" for good reason! The road follows the Colorado River from Moab (near Arches National Park) through rocky canyons and past the towering red mesas of Castle Valley to the ghost town of Cisco. I was not expecting the incredible scenery and wished we had more time to spend exploring the area. There are... More 

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