Janet & Steve's Sunshine Tour 08 travel blog

View of Red Rocks from OK Campground

Landscape en route to The Needles, Canyonlands NP

Cowboys called these the 6-shooters

Newspaper Rock speaks for itself LOL

Canyonlands NP on the road to The Island in the Sky, formed...

Janet stops at an overlook

From Grandview Overlook, you can see the whiterock layer that eroded millions...


Moab nestles itself between the LaSal Mountains and the 700-foot red rock cliffs that form the eastern edge of Canyonlands National Park. Canyonlands is so large, it is divided into 3 distinct areas; The Needles, The Maze, and Island in the Sky. Arches is smaller, but its quirky rock formations, (some arches and some not) are far away from the road and require (OH!, NO! Not AGAIN!) an uphill climb.

Moab has lots of opportunities for off-road adventure, some inside the parks and others in other scenic areas, like along the Colorado River. The town is clean and busy. There are several traffic lights, several restaurants, 2 grocery stores, and lots of places to rent a Jeep, bike, kayak or take river tour. If there was a ski trail (there isn't) you would think you were in the Adirondaks. We're here for 2 weeks, and we'll be back.

Steve is feeling better. The weather is terrific. The days are sunny and windy, and the nights are cool. The people at the campground are all towing 4 wheel drive Jeeps and trucks. I hope you enjoy the pictures! Canyonlands are next. I hope to send the pictures we took at Arches tomorrow.



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