On our last night in Moab, after canoeing the Colorado River, we dined out at the Red Cliffs Lodge. As you can see from the view, it is quite aptly named. This is the view from the veranda, where we enjoyed dinner at sunset. Our canoe livery guy is the one who recommended this place to us. The lodge has been base camp for many famous westerns and is located along both the Colorado River and Utah 128, which arguably claims to be the second most scenic highway in America, after Route 1 in Big Sur, California.
At one of Anne’s home visits, she met a family that was planning on vacationing in Arches. Anne asked the student if they were also going to visit the next door neighbor, Canyonlands. The five-year-old sibling erupted with, “Candyland?” That’s right tike, the red rock candy mountains.