La Quinta Inn & Suites Fruita
Travel Blogs from Fruita
... for the second night. These national parks are busy in September; someone said all the Europeans come over in September.
Another unique thing about this park is that where the visitor center and campground is located used to be a Mormon settlement and they planted a huge orchard there. That orchard is still maintained by park staff and you can go and pick the fruit. We picked some ...
As is normal for us, we were on the road prior to the sunrise. We made a quick stop in Woodland Park to get an Egg McMuffin and coffee for the road. As we left McDonald's the sun was just starting to peek over the horizon.
Shortly after passing through Lake George we saw a herd of deer near the highway. I estimate there were about 10 does. Our wildlife spotting continued as we drove across South Park toward Hartsel. Leslie pointed out a ...
Total miles Total miles 9,730 Woke up to a great sunrise and canyon shot! Was not sure what I parked next to last night....but what an awesome surprise of a few this morning! Headed straight to Goblin Valley State park, PO Box 637, Green River, UT, 84525 - 435.275.4584. 7am til 10pm year round. Think it was $6.00 or $7.00 entry fee. Great area for a day of hiking, exploring and climbing to the top! We found a few small "caves" also. This is one area I wanted to ...
... the 450 foot rock to place an American flag on the top. Legend has it that John Otto first did that on July 4, 1911. Otto apparently carved handholds into the rock that can still be used today.
As I gazed upon Independence Monument I was reminded that our trail would take us up 500 feet to the base of the rock...maybe I should have had a lighter breakfast!
At this point we encountered a sign-in station. Right at the top ...
... is so soothing to humans. He did not know. I do not know either.
After that lengthy rest we got back on the bikes and continued along the trail. We did stop a couple of more times so I could take some photos. The sunlight in the early morning makes everything look so much more vivid.
The last quarter mile or so was not challenging at all, even for us. At that point the single track became a one-lane dirt road again. We ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center