Originally Posted by polizei
Awesome, I would love to go there, I've never been out west.
I'd suggest bucket listing it.
Frankly once you are out there, Moab area is just one of the many truly awesome places. In the immediate Moab area, Green River is less crowded by far, plus if you are coming in on I-70 from the east, take the old Cisco road to state 128 and head down the Colorado canyon.
Once you are done in Moab, heading west on I-70 past Green River will put you in about 100 miles of "no services" terrain you have never seen before.
Or head south on state highway from Green River to Hanksville and Goblin Valley--just don't tip over any rocks.
Or after I-70 hits I-15 head south a bit and into Bryce Canyon.
Nevada is pretty cool as well, up Hwy 93 thru big basin, or heading out via I-80 thru salt lake city, along the south edge of Salt Lake and Bonneville Salt Flats.
I prefer I-80 when I want to get somewhere, but if you have the time, I-70 starting just past Denver heads up over awesome 14Kfoot mountains, and just about the time you get bored with them, down thru Glenwood Canyon along the Colorado and just as you get bored with that, you go past Grand Junction to the Cisco turnoff and head for Moab.