Moab is just a little over 100 miles from Grand Junction, making it perfect for a day or weekend getaway. 

Moab is a short, easy drive up I-70, but save that for the way back. Add on 15 minutes to the road trip and take the Upper Colorado River Scenic Byway Route (U-128). 

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There are fun stops and photo opportunities in Cisco.

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Pass by the Dewey Bridge.

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The beautiful scenery and picture opportunities make the extra 15 minutes worth it.

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Once you are in Moab, let the exploring begin!

Corona Arch is a beautiful arch you can walk under. It's an easy and free hike. Afterwards, check out the Moab Grill where they have a picture of a small plane flying through Corona Arch.

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Canyonlands National Park is another breathtaking area in Moab. I will let the pictures do the talking.

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Arches National Park has adventures for all levels of hikers. It is also a beautiful drive for those who don't like hiking but want to enjoy the view. There are a couple arches visible from the road.

Delicate Arch is one of the most famous arches in the Park and is recognized around the world. It is a 3-mile round trip hike.

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And you never know what you will find when at the Arches National Park. Petroglyphs are scattered everywhere, and not one looks the same.

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End your day of exploring at the Moab Diner and Ice Cream Shoppe. Another fun option is the Moab Brewery; it's the largest restaurant and only microbrewery in Moab. There is also has a fun downtown area with unique art and shops that will entertain anyone.

With so many hikes and places to see, Moab is a must-go.

And if you're really feeling adventurous, jump out of a plane with Skydive Moab.

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