Moab: Arches and Canyonlands National Parks

Moab is a very happening place. If you like the great outdoors, Moab will suit you. From extreme sports like rock climbing and mountain biking to OHV and 4 wheelers, Moab has it all. Hiking opportunities are everywhere, and the scenery is spectacular!

Our first overnight was in a dusty boondocking spot. I guess getting here on a Saturday was not the smartest of plans. But we got a spot, unhooked the Toad, and headed into town. Moab Brewery, here we come! Great food, great beer! Nice folks, too!

The following day we scored a primo campsite on the Colorado river. 4 days of dry camping. We had to conserve resources, but we enjoy that challenge.

Moab has a great bike path that is for all abilities. Terry shows off his fabulous physique here.

Arches National Park is a fascinating place. You have to arrive early or you have to wait in a long line to enter. Here are some highlights:

Time for lunch!

We enjoyed a series of relatively short hikes throughout the park. Devil’s Garden was my favorite.

The weather changed in the late afternoon. Wind howled all night and temperatures dropped. So, we dress warmly and go for a drive to Canyonlands National Park. Beautiful!!

Such remote, raw landscape! This is a much quieter park than Arches, but it should not be overlooked.

The confluence of the Green and the Colorado rivers is right here in this park.

We hiked Upheaval Dome. Scientists are not sure if this area was created by a meteor or just erosion. It is the oldest geologic feature in the park.

Indian Paintbrush is blooming!

Originally, I wanted to skip Canyonlands. I’m glad we didn’t.

The last day in Moab was spent hiking at Fisher Towers. This was an all day hike for us; about 6 total miles and 670 feet of elevation. We may have saved the best for last.

Poles are helpful for this hike.

This trail was tricky in spots.

Especially crawling through a crevice!

You can barely see me in that photo, but it gives great perspective of the majestic skyline.

Time for a little after lunch yoga!

Then a stop at a local winery!! Yay!

We said goodbye to Utah this morning. The memories we have are priceless. Through the ups and downs of this entire adventure, one thing that never wavered is our love and commitment to each others’ happiness. Stay tuned for more of our rideandseek adventure back in Colorado!! 👍👍❤️❤️

2 thoughts on “Moab: Arches and Canyonlands National Parks”

  1. Wow the photos have me chomping to get out there. That being said, I’m now inspired to get back in the studio, for now. Thanks so much, you both rock!

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