Rafting the Colorado and Exploring Moab
Booked in with MOAB Adventures today and we enjoyed a very lovely, peaceful and scenic few hours on the Colorado River. Steve was disappointed because it was pretty tame, only three actual rapids on this section of the river, all Class 1-2, but a nice take anyways.
Checked out the Moab Brewery later, a really cool place, excellent craft beer and they also distill their own vodka. Food is good as well, and Steve finally met his match with the hottest chicken wings he had ever sampled. We bought a 6-pack to take home, then back to the campground to hide out from the sun.
It should be noted that Moab has no art galleries, gift shops or museums in the immediate area, or none that we could find, so if that is your thing and you are not an adventurous outdoor type, you may be dissatisfied with a visit.
The next day we decided to check out another national park – this time Arches National Park, just a short drive outside of Moab.
Our RV snaked up the entrance road and waited patiently to get into the park at 11 am in the morning. In line for the entry gate, you can see entsy, weensy cars crisscrossing the walls of the cliffs ahead of you as you approach this dramatic entrance to Arches National Park.
This is a very beautiful park with lots of pull-outs for viewing the sights. We hiked the .8 mile “easy” hike to Landscape Arch, but never got to the end of it (that we know of) because we left without water, or a hat for Steve. Next time, we learned to be prepared for even so-called easy hikes, especially in the desert.
And talk about not being prepared, we nearly ran out of gas during this trip to Arches, so we coasted as much of the descent as we could and eventually made it to a gas station in Moab, five miles from the park’s exit.
Our day ended well though, once we found Rick’s Glass, not far from our campground and the friendly, professional owner quickly repaired the small ding in our windshield, before it became a big problem.
We found three days to be plenty in Moab and we are glad to be hitting the road again tomorrow!