What to explore after river trip...

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Feb 9th, 2003, 05:01 AM
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What to explore after river trip...

We are taking a river rafting trip in June in Utah. Grand Junction is the starting and return point. We want to explore Utah for about 3 days after on our way back to Salt Lake City. What suggestions are out there? We like to dayhike and explore the National Parks and sights. We would like to check out Park City also.
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Feb 9th, 2003, 07:07 PM
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Go and park yourself in Moab, Utah. Nearby is Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Dead Horse State Park and Fisher Towers. All have wonderful hikes. It does get hot in June so try and do your hiking early in the morning and later in the evenings before dark.

In the heat of the day you can drive out the Potash Road along the Colorado River and find petroglyphs. Also ask in town for the road on the other side of the river which has even more petroglphys.

In Arches make sure you do the 3 mile round trip hike to Delicate Arch.

On you way into Moab, Utah from Grand Junction, CO get off of I-70 at Cisco and take scenic Hwy 128 into Moab. This is a beautiful drive through the canyon after you cross the Colorado River.

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Feb 10th, 2003, 09:46 AM
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Definitely Moab!
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Feb 10th, 2003, 12:45 PM
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tennchick: (I like your name)--

Park City is about a 4 hour drive (shorter if you speed and don't stop)from Moab. But only a half-hour away from Salt Lake City. I love both Moab and Park city but they are worlds apart. Moab is high desert with beautiful red rock canyons and mesas. There are three great National Parks close to Moab. (Beware - Arches can get really crowded.)

Park City is Alpine mountains and forests.

Both are quaint - but Park City is home to the rich and famous while Moab is home to the not-so-rich and not-so-famous.

You might enjoy more off-season rates in Park City than Moab - and the days will definately be cooler.

Either way you'll see some great scenery. Enjoy.
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