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Colorado-end of October or beginning of November

Old Aug 16th, 2011, 05:32 AM
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lindagj, where would you suggest staying in GJ?
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Old Aug 16th, 2011, 07:55 PM
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We have decided to go to Moab for 5 days and Grand Junction for a few. We are staying at Thanks for all of you help!!
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Old Aug 16th, 2011, 07:58 PM
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oops...we are staying at Creekside Cabins in Moab and need advice for where to stay in Grand Junction, at least the first night near the airport--can be clean and non-descript. Any thoughts on outfitters or activities for last week in Oct. appreciated.
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Old Aug 17th, 2011, 12:58 AM
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Haven't been at the end of October, but if roads are cleared there is plenty to do.


Arches: Delicate Arch trail, Dark Angel which will take you past Landscape and Double O Arches and you walk on sandstone fins. Park Avenue is one of my favorite hikes and you have to walk out to the Windows and Double Arch.

Canyonlands: Green River Overlook, Mesa Arch hike, Grand View and I like the two mile round trip hike at Grand View.

The Potash Road, Hwy 279 is a beautiful drive along the Colorado River canyon and watch for Petroglyphs along the way. Corona Arch is out here and if you aren't afraid of heights, then you might consider the hike. http://www.utahredrocks.com/hike_corona.htm

Kane Creek is the road on the other side of the river and there are more petroglyphs along this road too.

You can rent a 4 x 4 Jeep in Moab if you want to do some off road driving. They rent the jeeps here for this purpose. I like driving out the Potash Road and continue up the Shafer Trail with a side trip to Mussel Man Arch then continue up the Shafer Trail to Canyonlands. Spend your time in Canyonlands and drive back on the Long Trail. Make sure that weather conditions are good before starting out and that the trails are open. The Jeep Rentals will know if they are or not.

If the roads are clear you can also do the La Sal Mountain Loop road.

Either come or leave on Hwy 128 pass Fisher Towers. On the other way back to Grand Junction just off I-70 at Thompson, Utah you can drive 3 miles to see Sego Canyon. http://climb-utah.com/Moab/sego.htm

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Old Aug 17th, 2011, 05:59 PM
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Utahtea-thanks for all of these great ideas! will let you know how it goes.
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