I think Moab is my absolute favorite place in the entire southwest. I came to that conclusion this week. If you visit Moab. Arches NP is fantastic! Canyonlands is fantastic! But... Don't miss taking a drive up Highway 128!
Highway 128 goes north from Moab, and I think it is the most beautiful, scenic drive in the country.
It follows along the Colorado River, winding along the bottom of a canyon. A little further north, it opens up and you drive through Castle Valley, which looks very much like Monument Valley. That's where this photo was taken.
No... Rt 128 is not a dirt road. This is a little side road, looking off to the east from the highway.