Moab Journals

Four Corners Solo Adventure

An October 2006 trip to Moab by bocochiro

International Balloon Festival Photo, Albuquerque, New Mexico More Photos
Quote: Highlights of my solo trek to the Four Corners region, including Moab, Santa Fe, and Taos.

Four Corners Solo Adventure


International Balloon Festival Photo, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Last fall I took a solo trip to the Southwestern US. I flew into Albuquerque, NM, rented a car, and made a loop around the Four Corners. I started with the Albuquerque International Hot Air Balloon Festival. Next, I hit Canyon de Chelly in NE AZ. Then I drove north to Canyonlands and Arches National Parks, near Moab, UT. From there, I traveled to Pagosa Springs, CO, and then back to New Mexico, to Taos, and Santa Fe. I have traveled in this region before, but it was my first time for many of the sights on this trip, and my first time traveling alone in the area. Traveling as a solo female, I never had a moment where I felt unsafe or uncomfortable. The people and places were fantastic!Quick...Read More
Delicate Arch Photo, Moab, Utah
One of the highlights I had planned for my trip to the Four Corners was a day of rock climbing with a guide on the famous slickrock in Moab, UT. I had prearranged my date, and made it to Moab the day before I was scheduled to climb. I decided to spend that day exploring Arches National Park, which is just north of town. While you can drive right up to many of the park's impressive arches and rock formations, the best way to see it is to get out of the car and walk among them. The hike to the park's most famous formation, Delicate Arch, was my favorite. It took about 20 minutes of up-hill hiking to reach the windswept overlook. I spent about an hour sitting next to a couple of serious p...Read More

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Arches National Park
5 miles North of Moab on 191
Boulder Mountain, Utah