There is an option early-morning drive down the Lower Colorado Scenic Byway to start the day. The Lower Colorado Scenic Byway follows the river bank beside towering red rock cliffs. The cliffs are particularly beautiful in the early morning when the sun is still below the horizon, and this is the time to get memorable pictures of your car against the red rock backdrop. The "theme pictures" for this drive were all taken early in the morning along this stretch of river.
We will have a farewell brunch after this morning drive, and then head home. The driving directions are for those returning to Salt Lake City.
Time Directions Miles Cumulative 6:30 AM Morning drive, La Sal Loop Road North 191 to UT 128 2 East UT 128 to Castle Valley Road 10 12 Castle Valley Road to La Sal Scenic Loop (County 73 at Rock Castle) 11 23 La Sal Scenic Loop to Castle Valley Overlook 5 28 Return to Moab via Castle Valley 28 56 9:30 AM Brunch 12:00 PM Depart Moab North UT 191 to I-70 21 21 West I-70 to US 6 (Exit 156) 24 45 North US 6 to Price 57 102 Restroom break in Price Price on US 6 to I-15 N 69 171 North I-15 to I-80 46 217 4:00 PM Salt Lake City