We have slowly been making our way to CO for the fall, it’s been the plan since we left Alabama this spring.
After enjoying the solar eclipse in Wyoming, we decided to drive through Utah before settling in southwest Colorado for a couple months. We got to see the beauty of Northern Utah for the first time and fell in love with its mountains and waterfalls.
We continued south to a more familiar destination and to see some familiar faces. We wanted to reacquaint ourselves with the beauty of Moab and catch up with friends. During our brief 5 day visit we crammed as much in as possible! We started by surprising our friends work camping at the KOA and shared a great lunch at Eclecticafe.
We woke up early one day and hiked Devils Garden Trail and took in the views of Arches National Park from some stunning vantage points. It was a difficult hike, climbing over boulders and sliding down rocks, but we got to stand beneath the arches and look out on the rocky red formations below. It took a 4 hour nap to recover, but it was worth it!
We made a trip into Canyonlands and looked out into the purple canyons through the window of Mesa Arch. We learned about the parks unique features and hiked to some amazing overlooks.
The days were in the 100s so we avoided too much activity mid day. We found ourselves enjoying the warm nights outside, sitting under the stars or exploring downtown.
We wish we had more time to play and visit with friends, but for now we’re headed to CO for a blues festival and cooler weather.
Maybe we will make a stop back by Moab in a couple months when the temperature has dropped and we can spend more time hiking and exploring. It’s one of our favorite places and there’s no question why. It’s always got something new to offer that we missed the last time around.
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