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Moab to Page tomorrow

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Moab to Page tomorrow

Sorry for the last minute question.

We are headed out tomorrow morning from Moab to Page. We likely will not get started until 10ish as we are with friends here and will be parting. We will pack lunches, and don't have anything specific in Page in the evening other than maybe a nice sunset view from Wahweap Overlook (or somewhere else).

What's the best route? We have two cars in the caravan - a minivan and a compact car.

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1. Re: Moab to Page tomorrow

Go south on US-191. Pass Wilson Arch on your left about 25 miles south of Moab. You might want to stop there. Further south, where UT-211 turns right is Church Rock on the left, another photo op. You may want to turn into 211 to Newspaper Rock, an ancient petroglyph site, about 12 miles down 211.

Continue driving US-191 south to Bluff (see the Navajo Twin Rocks on the right by the cafe), then turn right onto US-163 west toward Mexican Hat (the "mexican hat" rock formation is on the left before you enter town--you can't miss it). This drive takes you through Monument Valley. Forrest Gump photo stop at mile marker 13 on the Utah side with a great panoramic view of the valley.

Continue US-163 to Kayenta, then turn right onto US-160 west. There's a Burger King in Kayenta that is always worth a stop, IMO. It has a fantastic Navajo Code Talkers Display inside. So even if you don't stop to eat, have a coffee or a soda and enjoy the displays. Follow 160 to the AZ-98 turnoff on the right. This takes you to Page and takes about 6 hours, maybe longer, depending on how often/long you stop.

An option and a detour would be to turn right onto US-95 just south of Blanding (before you get to Bluff) to go to Natural Bridges National Monument. You could then backtrack and follow the route described above. Or rather than backtracking completely, another option would be to turn onto US-261 and drive down the Moki Dugway toward Mexican Hat. We've driven it many times in a minivan, but I'm not sure I'd want to do the Moki in a compact car. The Natural Bridges detour would probably add a couple of hours to your day.

In Mexican Hat you could also take a detour to the Goosenecks State Park, a great view of the twists and bends of the San Juan River. It probably adds an hour.

Enjoy your drive.

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2. Re: Moab to Page tomorrow

Perfect, thank you!

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