Beautiful Moab

Moab Utah Landscape

I don’t think we’ve ever been anywhere with a greater concentration of scenic beauty than Moab, UT. Within a short drive of the small town there are two distinct national parks (Canyonlands and Arches) and the spectacular Dead Horse Point State park.

But even just driving ordinary back roads we encountered landscapes (like the one above) that would be considered national park worthy if they were located in any other part of the country. The entire area is simply amazing.

Moab Utah Landscape

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21 Comments on “Beautiful Moab”

  1. Get Locally with Irene's Vienna August 24, 2012 at 7:56 am #

    I went there too – many, many years ago … it was awesome! Thanks for the great report!


  2. Rotten Ray August 24, 2012 at 10:11 am #

    This whole part of the country, from let’s say the Grand Canyon and northern Arizona, up through the southern half of Utah into western Colorado is visually mindblowing. As you said, you don’t have to be in any of the parks – the back roads are just as interesting and spectacular. Some of these places you mentioned are places that I will remember forever. One could spend years exploring these parks.


    • Brian August 24, 2012 at 10:44 pm #

      That is a pretty great region of the country you’ve identified.


  3. Cheryl August 24, 2012 at 11:41 am #

    Love this area. Cannot wait to go back!!


  4. tiny lessons blog August 24, 2012 at 8:47 pm #

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    • Brian August 24, 2012 at 10:34 pm #

      Thank you. We’re honored.


  5. travelwithlaughter August 24, 2012 at 10:18 pm #

    LOVE the national parks of the west! Utah has some great ones!


    • Brian August 24, 2012 at 10:34 pm #

      They really do. And no wonder. We think Utah may be one of the most beautiful states in the Union.


  6. smilewanderer August 25, 2012 at 8:05 am #

    the color from these rocks is warm, and special…


  7. odatblog August 26, 2012 at 12:47 am #

    Love the bottom photograph. Thanks for sharing your adventures with us. I just added Moab, UT, to my “I have to see this” list!


    • Brian August 27, 2012 at 5:30 pm #

      Thanks. An “I have to see this list” definitely needs to include the Moab area.


  8. lolabees August 26, 2012 at 11:50 am #

    I love it there. It reminds me of Planet of the Apes. 🙂


  9. eclegein August 27, 2012 at 10:10 pm #

    Fabulous photographs!


  10. Arizona girl August 30, 2012 at 6:58 am #

    Southern Utah is a gift to anyone who loves the Great Outdoors. Hopefully you got a chance to check out the backcountry of Bryce, my personal favorite!


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    It’s great you’re doin what you’re doin! Congrats and all the best!



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