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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic and Historic Byway

We took the scenic route to Moab from Cedaredge; instead of route 70 we took route 50 and meandered along route 141 to 90 and on up to Moab, Utah. The route 141 is a section of a better known scenic route known as the Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic and Historic Byway which is a 133-mile-long open loop drive traverses western Colorado’s lonely plateau country, threading through Unaweep Canyon and following deep canyons along the Dolores and San Miguel rivers.

Along the way we found the newly developed Gateway Canyons just outside of the town of Gateway. Here you will find everything you could possibly need in a seemingly desolated area: General Store, motel, restaurant, spa, automobile museum, horseback riding, kayaking, biking and a lot more.
Here is a photo I took from the property looking out on a beautiful red rock formation.
Later on, we discovered many beautiful canyons and red rocks and of course the Dolores River, here is Chuck standing atop the edge of one of the canyons
Here is the canyon, it was just beautiful.

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