Originally Posted by Aiyer
Very nice pics. thanks for sharing.
I might make a trip out there for the Labor Day weekend.... wife permitting of course. LOL
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.