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Allowing for lots of stopping for pictures it was 3 hours roundtrip from our hotel in moab.

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Very nice pics. thanks for sharing.

I might make a trip out there for the Labor Day weekend.... wife permitting of course. LOL

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Depending how you are driving, coming in from I-70 to the east, drop off to the old town of Cisco on old 6 until you hit state 128.
[the old road sorta sucks in many places]

From the west, rather than taking 191, keep going a tad east to state 128.

Take 128 down along the river to Moab.... lovely drive--hadn't been on it for almost 40 years.

The prettier moab trails are one which heads out behind the old city dump up across sandstone until it merges with the mountain loop.

In my opinion, the prettiest is the one where you head just south of town, and turn off to the right onto Kane Creek and head down past the petroglyphs, and from there keep going across the sand until you head towards the river again and go up and over that wall of rock.

If you are in the area for a while, head over to Green River. You can head up Long Street and just keep going till it ends up in the Bookcliffs canyon.

The crystal geyser just outside of town is worth a trip [little valley road]--in addition to the white rock deposits along the river bank just a few feet south of the geyser, right behind the geyser is a small rock formation with that same rock up along the higher parts.
The cliffs behind the geyser still have some dinosaur bone, as do a few of the washes off to the left just as you head down past the old meteorology station at the old missile base [used to work there]

For some less travelled trails, as you drive along the south edge of GR next to the railroad tracks, look for heading up over the tracks and down into the area south of green river where some of those trails keep going and going and going.

The Ruby Ranch road is nice... and there is quite a bit of red agate still to be had.

And if you head down 24 toward Hanksville, [suggest 2 jeeps], there are washes and trails off to both the right and left all along the way. Some of the washes have thunder eggs, and if you keep going until you get nearer the mountains to the west, there is pretty good blue agate.
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Allowing for lots of stopping for pictures it was 3 hours roundtrip from our hotel in moab.

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How bad were the motel rates?
We were there recently with a small car show in town [not jeep week], and the Ramada [by far from the priciest] cost us more than a beach resort near Marina Del Ray California.

Next time I may just stay in one of those places up along the Colorado Canyon and go for the gold--or drive over from Green River.
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Re: Moab 2013 Jeeping Pictures

Awesome pics, one of my favorite places. I hope to get there sometime in Sept.
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I used priceline and we stayed at the best western plus canyonlands right downtown for $130 / night. I think it is the nicest hotel in town.

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Depending how you are driving, coming in from I-70 to the east, drop off to the old town of Cisco on old 6 until you hit state 128.
[the old road sorta sucks in many places]

From the west, rather than taking 191, keep going a tad east to state 128.

Take 128 down along the river to Moab.... lovely drive--hadn't been on it for almost 40 years.

The prettier moab trails are one which heads out behind the old city dump up across sandstone until it merges with the mountain loop.

In my opinion, the prettiest is the one where you head just south of town, and turn off to the right onto Kane Creek and head down past the petroglyphs, and from there keep going across the sand until you head towards the river again and go up and over that wall of rock.

If you are in the area for a while, head over to Green River. You can head up Long Street and just keep going till it ends up in the Bookcliffs canyon.

The crystal geyser just outside of town is worth a trip [little valley road]--in addition to the white rock deposits along the river bank just a few feet south of the geyser, right behind the geyser is a small rock formation with that same rock up along the higher parts.
The cliffs behind the geyser still have some dinosaur bone, as do a few of the washes off to the left just as you head down past the old meteorology station at the old missile base [used to work there]

For some less travelled trails, as you drive along the south edge of GR next to the railroad tracks, look for heading up over the tracks and down into the area south of green river where some of those trails keep going and going and going.

The Ruby Ranch road is nice... and there is quite a bit of red agate still to be had.

And if you head down 24 toward Hanksville, [suggest 2 jeeps], there are washes and trails off to both the right and left all along the way. Some of the washes have thunder eggs, and if you keep going until you get nearer the mountains to the west, there is pretty good blue agate.
Thanks for the info. I will need this when I am there for the long weekend.

Anyone else from this forum visiting Moab during Labor Day weekend? We will be there Friday night and leaving Monday morning. If anyone from here is in Moab, perhaps, we can hit the trail together.

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Re: Moab 2013 Jeeping Pictures

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Thanks for the info. I will need this when I am there for the long weekend.

Anyone else from this forum visiting Moab during Labor Day weekend? We will be there Friday night and leaving Monday morning. If anyone from here is in Moab, perhaps, we can hit the trail together.

Cheers,
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Damn, I'd love to but I have family coming into town that weekend and I know they aren't interested in that type of stuff.

Please take a ton of photos / notes on everything you do, as I definitely want to hit up Moab eventually in my wk2.
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Re: Moab 2013 Jeeping Pictures

Bump.

Aiyer did you ever make a thread topic for your trip?

Looking to head to Moab in the next month or 2, any advice appreciated on what to hit (trails), where to stay, eat, etc.
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Bump.

Aiyer did you ever make a thread topic for your trip?

Looking to head to Moab in the next month or 2, any advice appreciated on what to hit (trails), where to stay, eat, etc.
Check online... and if you don't mind driving about 54 miles, stay in Green River as the motels are cheaper than Moab. Rays Tavern in Green River ain't that shabby, although it is nothing like it was back in the 60s. The Tamarisk food is edible...

Red Cliffs and Sorrel River are resorts up on the Colorado north of Moab--pricey, but on one of the prettier paved roads in canyon country.

Either Moab Grill or Cabo Grill is edible...

No Michelin 3 stars around...
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Bump.

Aiyer did you ever make a thread topic for your trip?

Looking to head to Moab in the next month or 2, any advice appreciated on what to hit (trails), where to stay, eat, etc.
No, I did not make a thread since we never did any trails. My in-laws were not enthusiastic about going off-road and it was very hot when we were there. But we drove around a bit near some nearby trails (Poison Spider, Hells Revenge area, etc) and watched other people go off-road.

I want to go again with just my wife and kid and do the rim road trail. You know, take couple of days off and do the trail... perhaps next winter.

We stayed in Moab and there are plenty of places to eat. It may be a bit pricey but I prefer not to drive 100 miles a day to save few bucks. Plus, Moab is a nice little town and it is nice to walk around in the evenings...

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Bump.

Think it'll be packed this weekend, as far as camping spots go?
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