On the road in Utah - 2008 . . .
on our route
from the Pacific Northwest


Updated: 12/18/08


On the road to Zion . . .    On the road to Bryce . . .    On_the_road_to_Arches_._._._   On the road to Colorado . . .



On the road to Zion . . .


If you visited our On the road in Nevada - 2008 page, you know we were uncomfortably towing our 'spareless' HHII into Utah.  Crossing the state line from Nevada into Utah, we did not notice any change in terrain. It was still dry and reasonably flat. Our first Utah destination was the a tire dealer in Beryl, Utah.


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A roller coaster roads . . .












a f1006 ut rd z_143 green circle ir_1.JPG (37791 bytes)Where irrigation was used, the fields were green.







The road, at times, stretched in front of us forever. But, it was a beautiful drive.


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An interesting backyard . . .



Check out all the box trailers at this Wal-Mart distribution center . . .




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Another interesting backyard . . .




The road returning from St. George . . .                               

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We arrived at Zion National Park late in the afternoon.



On the road to Bryce . . .



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The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.




Driving toward our campground a tinge of red could be seen. Leaving the campground, driving toward Bryce Canyon National Park red was the color. 

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Red Rock Canyon . . .


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Everyone wants a photograph of their RV at scenic locations.


       < A second tunnel . . .



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This may not be an 'international' airport.


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On the road to Arches . . .




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Sometimes your driving causes you to almost miss a great photo op. This cowboy was rounding up a cow that wandered outside the fence. Getting the camera in operation almost took too long for photographs. The first photograph was made over Fred's shoulder. The other two were made using the truck's mirror. The quality is not good but they are consistent with our desire to tell a story as well as post photograph.


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From flat green fields . . .

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. . . to snow capped mountains . . .




. . . to interesting buildings, the ride offered a variety of views.

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Then, we started seeing the Sevier River.


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 a f1010ut rd_197a  mtn w an e_1.jpg (67656 bytes)  Near Elsinore . . .




a f1010ut rd_205 natural gas sign_1.jpg (46741 bytes)We have seen many signs but this is the first one advertising natural gas for vehicles.







In order to post some of the great views we have seen, many times we crop the truck's door frame out of a photograph. This photograph of a tunnel made the cut, door frame and HHII included.



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Eastbound on I-70, we had no idea we were going to travel through such beautiful scenery. A truck driver described this section of road as "Awesome", we agree.





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Entering The San Rafael Swell area . . . just east of Exit 97 on I-70. It is 30 miles of fantastic terrain.



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We must the final letter on this panel.



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Display panels informed you of Overviews and Attractions on this section of I-70.


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Under this sign, the local Indians were selling their wares. The jewelry products were organized and stitch on material for easy roll up and transportation to another location.


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Moving on to the next viewpoint . . .


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   The San Rafael Knob - Elevation 7,921 feet.













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For a better view of the canyon, you walked out on a point.




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Big downhill in the road ahead . . .


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Ok, does this rock look like a locomotive with a cow pusher ?

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a f1010ut rd_450 truck runaway sign_1.jpg (32977 bytes)Signs started warning about a steep decline ahead. On this trip there were many locations where we appreciated the exhaust brake on the truck. This was one of them.

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This 'view area' gave us a good look at Spotted Wolf Canyon.












On the road 'down' again . . .


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a f1010ut rd_540 hwy ranch exit_1.jpg (30929 bytes)In this part of the country, freeway exits can be few and far between. To give ranchers access to the freeway, 'ranch' interchanges have been constructed.










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a f1010ut rd_610 maob restaurant_1.JPG (33674 bytes)In Moab, UT this restaurant has a good location overlooking the town.

                The entrance to Arches National Park is two miles outside of Moab.





On the road to Colorado . . .      The next day, we left Arches and headed toward Colorado.



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The road followed the Colorado River.


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