UTAH-ful…

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Only 9 days in beautiful Utah “UTAH-ful” and we have learned one thing. We definitely have to come back. For at least one month – maybe longer. This short stay just whetted our interest for more…

State of Utah 84,904 sq. miles Geographically, the 13th biggest state in the U.S.

State of Utah
84,904 sq. miles
Geographically, the 13th biggest state in the U.S.

We travelled less than 300 miles in UTAH-ful [the bottom SE right corner:  diagonally, from near Lake Powell in Arizona to just above Moab into Colorado] and in that short distance we were captivated by:

Monument Valley, UT

Monument Valley, UT

Inverted Sandstone Sombrero North of Mexican Hat, UT Population: 100 Elevation: 4,350'

Inverted Sandstone Sombrero
North of Mexican Hat, UT
Population: 100
Elevation: 4,350′

Adjacent to HWY 191 ...very similar to a petrified sand dune in Arches NP... I call it "The Beehive"

Adjacent to HWY 191
…very similar to a petrified sand dune in Arches NP…
I call it “The Beehive”

Wilson Arch Adjacent to US HWY 191 26 miles SE of Moab, UT

Wilson Arch
Adjacent to US HWY 191
26 miles SE of Moab, UT

Ancient Petroglyph's Our drive along Potash Road Next time - 4x4 jeeping

Ancient Petroglyph’s
Our drive along Potash Road
Next time – 4×4 jeeping

The Mighty Colorado River Next time - kayaks, rafting, stand-up paddle boards (SUP's)...

The Mighty Colorado River
Next time – kayaks, rafting, stand-up paddle boards (SUP’s)…

"Balanced Rock" Arches National Park Total Height: 128' Boulder Height: 55' Boulder Weight: 3,500 tons

“Balanced Rock”
Arches National Park
Total Height: 128′
Boulder Height: 55′
Boulder Weight: 3,500 tons

Our spot at Portal RV Resort Centrally located on HWY 191 Moab, UT

Our spot at Portal RV Resort
Centrally located on HWY 191
Moab, UT

Snow on La Sal Mountain tops Moab, UT

Snow on La Sal Mountain tops
Moab, UT

Flowers in Bloom Arches NP Moab, UT

Flowers in Bloom
Arches NP
Moab, UT

As I scroll through these pics – one thing really stands out.  We are captivated by rocks, big rocks, rock star rocks…

And yes Utah –  we will be back for much more.

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3 Responses to UTAH-ful…

  1. Care and Bear says:

    you HAVE to let us know when you will be back!! we will definitely join you! LOVE UTAH!

  2. placestheygo says:

    Jacquie, your photos are gorgeous:) Utah is such an amazing place!! Our first trip to the state we stayed for three months…one month for Zion, one month for Moab, one month split between Capitol Reef NP and Bryce NP, then we spent the first week of June in Bluff. And this wasn’t enough time. We return each year to see what we missed. Yes, next year plan a much longer visit:)

  3. Mike Koselek says:

    When I first read UTAH-ful I was thinking you had a bad experience: as in UT-awful! Since you seem to have an affinity for big rocks, if you continue northeasterly, you should make your way past the Devil’s Tower in Wyoming. That’s where they filmed part of “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” movie It also means you’re only a short distance from Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. Now there’s a rock worth seeing once.
    Mike
    PS: Utah is only a days drive from Alberta. Maybe we could meet you guys there for a few days.

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