Switchbacks and Red Rocks

Trip Start Jun 07, 2009
Trip End Jun 24, 2009

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Flag of United States  , Utah
Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Today we woke up in Moab, Utah, and went to Arches National Park.  We drove around most of the park, and walked around to see the massive red rock cliffs and arches.  We walked on a trail to see the most famous arch there (Delicate Arch).  Since we were on a tight schedule, we headed out after that towards Zion National Park.  Instead of taking Route 70, we took Route 24 to Route 12, which was a very scenic route.  At one point, we blasted music in the car (Third Eye Blind - Crystal Baller) and videotaped the road in front of us (which I am uploading).  It's shaky, but it gives a good representation of our drive.  We stopped a few times for coffee, etc., and met some interesting people.  One woman asked us where we're going to and where we're from, and we told her New York to California.  She replied, "I had to 35 years in California, but they let me out on good behavior".  We were very freaked out.  During our drive, we drove through Capitol Reef National Park, Dixie National Forest, and Bryce Canyon National Park.  At Bryce, we went to several viewpoints and looked down at the Bryce Amphitheater, which was awesome.  Lastly, we ended up at Zion Lodge in Zion National Park.  The road to get here was filled with switchbacks, and really nice views.  We had dinner at the Red Rock Grill, which was pretty tasty.
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