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Sep 15, 2020 - Waypoint in Utah

We are currently in a rural town with a population of 960 and located right off of I-70. The town is Green River, Utah (not to be confused with Green River, Wyoming) one of the few Utah towns not founded by the Mormons. The economic boom of the town was in the late 1950s and early 1960s with uranium mining and the Green River Launch Complex which was a branch of the Whites Sands Missile Base in New Mexico. Population was at its peak at 2,000. However, after those two operations closed, it was downhill for the city. The completion of I-70...

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Mar 7, 2020 - Back into the high country

Back into the high country 3-7-20 Left Las Vegas at around 9:00 AM. Weather was fine and roads were perfect. I took three breaks along the way for coffee, bathroom, and a fuel stop. Forgot to fuel up in Las Vegas. Traveled on I-15 then onto I-70. Reached my destination for the day at 3:30PM. I choose Green River, UT as a stopping point since I have not stopped her before and it’s approximately mid-way between Las Vegas and Estes Park. There are not many choice of places to stay in this part of Utah. After fueling and grabbing dinner, I...

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Sep 21, 2018 - Southern Utah

Normally I try to make a journal entry for each location we visit. However, I've not been keeping up so this entry covers our travels in Southern Utah. On to the journal. After leaving Vernal Utah we headed east on 40 and 64 and then south over beautiful Douglas Pass towards Grand Junction via highway 138 Colorado. We had planned to boondock somewhere north of Loma Colorado. FreeCampsites.net lists several places but we only found one there that we liked, and it was decorated by a dead decomposing calf. It had been dead long enough that...

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Jun 20, 2018 - Green River, Utah

Rangely to Green River Day 24—Tuesday June 19, 2018 We’re moving to Southern Utah today where we’ve planned several stops; our first destination is Escalante with an overnight stop at Green River. We pulled out of the Buck & Bull RV Park at 8:40 am. Our route is south on CO 139 over Douglas Pass to I-70 west. We arrived at the Green River KOA at noon. We fueled at the Pilot Truck Stop nearby after setting up to save time when we leave in the morning.

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Mar 30, 2018 - Green River, Utah

We had a very long and beautiful drive across Utah today, about 350 miles. We drove by some of the most unusual rock formations, one was even called Ghost Rock, it looked just like a ghost. We did a lot of climbing and then flying back down, we saw the most runaway truck ramps we have ever seen on a drive. The speed limit through Utah was 80 miles an hour, YIKES! We stayed in the right lane and did 65 at the most. We saw quite a few police pulling over cars for speeding even with that high limit. The critter count for today was quite good:...

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Sep 29, 2016 - Monument Valley

What a long driving day. Flagstaff in Arizona to Green River in Utah. 640km. Just over 6 hours of driving, but also making lots of stops on the way for the photo opportunities. The main stops were throughout Monument Valley. Spectacular. Mind boggling. Awesome. It was pretty good. The most exciting part however, was the last hour or so. It was getting dark and we were heading right into a BIG storm. In one corner, you could see the very slight red of the sunset, then in the middle was black… real black. Not night. Black clouds. With a very...

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In the USA 2016

Aug 23, 2016 - On the Road Again

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 Green River, UT On the road again! Every year I long to escape Pueblo West in August. Either it is too hot, or too rainy, or I am sick of pulling weeds, or all of the above. And it’s always the only time of year I suffer with allergies, except this year…go figure! After years of being a big time planner and reservation maker, this trip will be different. Loose as a goose,, fly by the seat of my pants, hippy-dippy different. Except I kinda want to end up in Idaho because I never spent any time there so that means...

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Born to Wanda

Jun 6, 2016 - Green River SP

/// Green River State Park Green River, UT. Monday – June 6, 2016 // A TRAVEL DAY: As we only had a trip of 110 miles today we delayed our departure from Torrey, UT until 11:00am. It is difficult to delay our departure when Nancy is ready to travel at the break of dawn. Traveling east on Hwy 24 through Capital Reef NP was scenic. The road was not all that great and I drove at an average speed of just 35 mph. There was very little traffic and I never had a car pass me until we were out of the canyons. Approaching Hanksville we passed through...

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Jul 9, 2015 - Shady Acres for the watermelon...and not much else

Well, Green River was a drive through ostensibly for the watermelons growing in the desert...in August...so our long awaited melon gorge was a bust, painful in light of lack of all other distractions. Poor Green River up and blowed away some years back. It would have been Steven King had it not been so depressing. Not quite sure what the draw was back in the day, but there had to be 6 mom and pop type motels that were dead and gone, a dozen cafes without vital signs, and even a newish Shell station that gave up the ghost...not enough...

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May 12, 2015 - green river cutoff rd

Left our campsite and headed out on the green river cutoff rd back 30 miles towards green river. Quite the road- if you were a geogly major, you'd be in hog heaven.Made it to Colorado national monument and camped at saddlebag cc. It overlooks the grand valley and is at @ 6300 ft. We're outside of fruita co.

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Sep 2, 2014 - Green River, Utah

Today we drove to Green River, Utah passing through Grande Junction Colorado. The scenery was mostly hilly, with buttes and high desert all day. The layers of the buttes were getting more colorful and we learned that many smaller canyons were also carved by the Gunnison River. There were some very interesting shapes from the erosion. It was hazy as we came down in altitude. Before reaching the Utah border we came across a sign, “Trail Thru Time”. I had to look it up and decided to put it on our list of places to return to visit. Trail...

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Aug 25, 2014 - Green River, Utah

We left Wendover about 7:30 am. weather was good, clear some clouds. We drove Hwy 80 along the Great Salt Lake Desert. We took hwy 215 then Hwy 15 then took the scenic route of 89 which was not so scenic as we took the route to early. So we drove through Provo then hit a closed road and detour got back on hwy 15 which we should have stayed on the first place. Any ways we got back on our scenic drive hwy 6. Lots of canyons, rocks, some trees then back to the canyons. Came through the historic town of Helper is a coal mining town. Along the...

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