Colorado River Scenic Byway: Moab to Interstate 70

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Colorado River Scenic Byway: Moab to Interstate 70 is a 44.3 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Moab, Utah that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for camping, nature trips, birding, and scenic driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 44.3 miles Elevation Gain: 3,320 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly


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Worth going out of your way at least once. Worth stopping at Fisher Towers if you have the time.

10 days ago

Fantastic drive, well worth going out of the way for.

11 months ago

beautiful drive

scenic driving
Tue Feb 05 2019

Beautiful. Make sure to stop off and hike at Fisher Towers! And if you have time, Take the La Sal Loop option into Castle Valley too.

scenic driving
Wed Jul 25 2018

Beautiful scenic drive in Moab area.

scenic driving
Tue Jul 03 2018

Swimming ? Any one knows of any places to swim along the ride?

scenic driving
Wed Feb 14 2018

This is the second time we have done this drive this year. If you have a little extra time, do not miss this drive, even if your flight is in and out of Salt Lake City! It's such a beautiful drive. There is no need to stop along the way, but there are many places to stop for photo ops or river side walks or off roading if you have more time. Fisher Towers is a nice trail you can take if you can take the dirt road off the main road. Check road conditions before you go out.

scenic driving
Sun Nov 19 2017

Drove this after a two day hiking trip to Moab. First time in many years. I really forgot how beautiful it is driving along the river

Fri Aug 25 2017

Stunning stunning stunning!

Thu Jul 07 2016

Awesome drive, fantastic scenery. Take 128 rather than 191 , it's well worth the few extra minutes.

scenic driving
Tue Dec 08 2015

I have been on both ends of the scenic drive at various times but miss a few miles in the middle. Love the Fisher Towers area

scenic driving
Mon Oct 26 2015

Gorgeous. Just gorgeous. If you come to Moab you have to do this drive

scenic driving
Thu Jul 09 2015

Took this road off of I-70 for our recent vacation in Moab. As we were staying in Castle Valley it was the right road to take. As we entered the Canyon my wife and I were held breathless by the view. Neither of us had seen anything like this before except in pictures. We had to stop several times to take it all in. It's also where we launched for kayaking the Colorado River later in the week.

scenic driving
Wed Feb 04 2015

Beautiful area. Moab and surrounding area is so geologically unique, and you get great views of that along this route.

scenic driving
Sun Feb 01 2015

We have driven on this road countless times. But every time I still enjoy it. Except on cold winter days when it can be slick with ice.

scenic driving
Wed Jan 07 2015

Colorado River Scenic Byway: Moab to Interstate 70 is a 44 mile trail located near Moab, Utah. The trail is primarily used for scenic driving and is accessible year-round. The primary route is hwy 128, east out of Moab.

scenic driving
Mon Mar 25 2013

Very scenic drive! Fisher Towers, The Dewey Bridge, and rafting put-ins, as well as campsites are on Hwy 128.

scenic driving
Mon May 23 2011

took it out of Moab after a rafting trip. Awesome views, very much worth the trip.

scenic driving
Wed Dec 08 2010

Very pleasant drive and scenic view of the Colorado River. Gorgeous country. Added plus, it doesn't cost you any drive time if you are headed east on I-70 out of Moab.

4 months ago

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