Moab Valley Inn
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
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An early start from Price enabled us to reach the turn-off for Canyonlands National Park mid morning. This national park is Utah's largest NP and the section we viewed is located on a Mesa, thousands of feet above the surrounding valleys and canyons. It is referred to as the 'Island in the Sky' as one can drive to various view points over its 36 …
... The park is at a high elevation and it was an inland sea before so there are salt formations mixed within the sandstone making it more easily erodible. Such a variety of pinnacles and arches and mesas to see and explore. My father, a sculptor, would find a lot of inspiration here. I did a number of hikes to explore the high desert, its vegetation and its rock formations. At dusk I found a campsite and enjoyed a good sleep.
... very dark.... and discovered the Inn our ranger friend had suggested was closed. No matter, we thought we'd just drive into town and find a Best Western or something. Drive into Torres and found.... everything closed. Hotels. Restaurants. Shops, everything closed for winter. Town was in darkness!! Argh!!! We found a pizza place .... looked closed, was closed, but only just.... Basically begged and she made us a pizza to go and said the only place that was open was the ...
... alongside the Fremont River which is where the early settlers had arrived and been able to subsist growing fruit and crops . So we passed orchards and trees before the gorge narrowed with the stone cliffs dwarfing our Jeep as we made our way to the parking point at the road end. Previously this had been the main route through for travellers before they made Highway. We alighted to continue our way walking through the gorge to see early petroglyphs and the carved names ...
... scenery were just incredible.
Cameron needless to say LOVED it and cried when it was over.
This was one of the best days of the whole trip so far and we all slept well that night.
Our next stop was less than 100 miles west - Grand Junction in Colorado. On the way we stopped at Dinosaur Journey Museum which is a working dinosaur fossill/bone lab as well as a small museum. Cameron completely hated the motorised dinsouars that moved ...