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trip coming up fast

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trip coming up fast

Due to arrive in Grand Junction, CO on Sat, 6/29. Plan to take the scenic route to Moab thanks to suggestions found here via 70 West and Route 128. Hope to arrive in Moab @3. Have my itinerary pretty much wrapped up except for 2 afternoons where I need to plug in some adventure lol.

Have guided Arches hike/tour Sunday morning, with rest of the day free - stay at Arches? Head to another park?

Horsesback ride on Wed morning, rest of day free...

Also doing 2 day Cataract Canyon river trip - need advice on whether to bring a camera? One time waterproof throwaway? How about the phone situation? Is it worth bringing my iPhone for some pics or don't risk waterlogging it? lol

Open to suggestions !! So excited as this is my first time out this far West, coming from New Jersey!!!! Have a feeling this is going to be a trip of a lifetime....

Thanks to all for the help :)

Edited: 20 June 2013, 08:38
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11. Re: trip coming up fast

The guided Arches tour/hike is covering "Fiery Furnace". I plan to actually drive there in my own vehicle so I can stay in the park after the "guided" part and explore on my own. A rep from the Moab Adventure Ctr suggested Landscape arch, Double Arch and Windows for the afternoon saving Delicate arch for later in the day when it cools down as that trail area is more exposed.

Also, decided to do Canyonlands for the afternoon after the horseback ride which meets at "Red Cliff Lodge"...not sure which company/tour group that is?

Hoping the folks at the adventure center can direct me on what to cover at Canyonlands.

Otherwise, packing underway, just a few last minute items to get, then OFF I go next Saturday to MOAB!!!

I'll be sure to post a trip report upon my return and hopefully some GREAT photos :-)

Again, thank you all for the great suggestions.


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12. Re: trip coming up fast

Good advice about Arches. Delicate is great at sunset.

Here is a link for hiking in the Island In The Sky district of Canyonlands. Mesa Arch should be on your short list. A lot of this area is great overlooks.


Have so much fun!!!!

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