The ‘short’ route to Moab is to travel I-70 to UT-191 and then head south passing by Arches and into town. The ‘better’ way is to leave I-70 early and travel down UT-128. This highway leads down to the Colorado River and then travels along side of the river until it reaches Moab. This router is *much* more scenic and passes through Castle Valley which contains some ‘monument valley’ like buttes. However, what I particularly like about this route is the very beautiful view looking south along the river with Castle Valley just emerging in the distance and the La Sal mountains capping the scene. I’ve taken this route and this ‘photo op’ many times.


Colorado National Monument 2017
Canyonlands - Needles 2017