Moab Journals

Canyonlands National Park

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A May 2006 trip to Moab by Wasatch

Quote: The Green and Colorado Rivers merge in the middle of desolate Canyonlands National Park to form the river that created the Grand Canyon. Canyonlands itself can hold its own with any hole in the ground as an awesome sight.

Milt's Stop & Eat

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Restaurant | "A Step Back in Time for Great Burgers and Stuff"

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We took a step back into the past at Milt’s, a classic example of what drive-ins were like beforeMcDonald’s. Milt’s appeared to do mainly a carry out business catering to locals. Inside, thereis room for eight on stools at the counter and table space for six, by the window. Gettingtired of typical fast food joints, we gave Milt’s a try. It took only one visit to put Milt’s #1 on ourshort list of the best places for lunch in Moab. Milt’s was founded in 1954 and it looks like it has not changed in appearance. Befitting andconfirming it’s age and origins if I am not mistaken, the walls and counter were covered withwhite Bakelite. The menu includes si...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 25, 2009

Milt's Stop & Eat
356 Millcreek Dr.
Moab, Utah 84532

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A few years ago, two hikers set off from I-15 in southern Utah to walk to Moab. It took them123 days. I recommend driving.BY AIR You can fly into Moab, but its expensive. Salt Lake City is the closest major gateway andthe trip to Canyonlands, about 4 hours to several days, is impressively scenic. The fastest route is I-15 south to US 6 east to I-70 east to US 191 south. The scenery on thisroute features the trip over the Wasatch Mtn. Range and the desert landscape east of the Wasatch. From Helper to I-170, the long mesa on the left is the Book Cliffs. You will be impressed withthe isolation of Canyonlands, but Canyonlands is nothing c...Read More

Moab Brewery

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Restaurant | "Maybe the Best Place in Town, Maybe not"

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Long time Moab visitors will recall the popular BBQ joint, Fat City, the only eatingplace in town deserving a recommendation, but it is now closed. The owner/chef wentinto catering. So that leaves the newer Moab Brewery as the top BBQ candidate, and inmany respects, it is up to the challenge. But there are flaws, including some big ones like the pedestrian $6.50 burger and coleslaw that loses the taste test to milk soakedcardboard. On the bright side, the smoked chicken and beef are excellent. Both have anice smoked flavor and the beef, sensibly tri-tip rather than the ubiquitous dried outbrisket, is outstanding. Chicken and beef are served with a f...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 22, 2009

Moab Brewery
686 S Main Street
Moab, Utah
(435) 259-6333

Arches National Park

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Attraction | "Canyonlands Famous Neighbor"

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Three miles north of Moab, UT, Arches and Canyonlands(see journal on) National Parks sit onopposite sides of US Rt 191, only 12 miles apart. Arches has some 2,000 identified arches.Most of the biggest and best can be seen from or by short walks from the park’s threepaved roads. The main road runs 18 miles from the Visitor’s Center toDevils Garden trail head (restrooms) and campground. Two roads branch offthe main road, the very scenic Windows Road(rest room), and the road tothe Delicate Arch view point (restroom) and trail head. There is more to Arches than arches. Leaving the Visitor’s Center, theroad climbs about 1,000 ft. up a red rock cliff...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 22, 2009

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

Canyonlands National Park

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Attraction | "One of the Great Holes in the Earth"

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Canyonlands is one of Utah’s five National Parks set on the Colorado Plateau. The Green and Colorado Rivers merge in the middle of desolate Canyonlands NationalPark to form the river that created the Grand Canyon. Although called "Colorado", the Green contributes most of the water. The Colorado was discovered first, so the namestuck. The Green River is nature’s greatest carving tool, cutting its way through theGates of Lahore in Dinosaur National Monument, Flaming Gorge, Desolation Canyon,Canyonlands, Glenn Canyon (now flooded as Lake Powell National Recreation Area),and the Grand Canyon. This immense canyon system, up to 21 miles wide, runs the...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 21, 2009

Canyonlands National Park
Highway 211
Moab, Utah 84532
(435) 259-4711