We have been busy beavers exploring this part of Utah, there is so much to see, we wish we had planned another month in the area. Today’s drive took us along the Colorado River where we stopped at several recreational areas. We were amazed at all the incredible camping areas right on the Colorado River. We did a bit of bird watching and just enjoyed the scenery. Our favorite camping site was Goose Island, they have huge sites large enough for us to park facing the awesome river. After checking out several of the camping areas, we drove on to the tiny town of Castle Valley.
Castle Rock or Castleton Tower as the locals call it, is the number one attraction in the valley. This 400-foot sandstone tower which rests on a 1,000 foot cone of looser rock, rises high above Castle Valley. Hiking to the base of the tower is possible but only experienced rock climbers should hike and climb any part of the tower or its base.
As you drive north from Moab to Castle Valley, the landscape of this high country desert unfolds before your eyes. The Colorado River winds its course adjacent to the road for much of the drive. Red rock towers stand tall on the horizon and a glance to the south reveals the La Sal Mountains Loop we drove last week. Another incredible drive in Utah, check back later for more.