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By the time we went through Moab, UT, I had driven through two thirds of our planned itinerary, and the wow factor was slowly yielding to road weariness. We had been to the area already and knew some of the sights so we only made brief stops.

Dead Horse Point State Park is one of my favorites and you can probably see why from the following very popular shot of the Colorado River as it flows south to merge with the Green River in Canyonlands National Park. The name of the park comes from the legend that some horses corralled on the point were somehow left to die of thirst within sight of the river 2000 ft below them.

Colorado River at Dead Horse Point State Park.

Colorado River at Dead Horse Point State Park.

Green River at Canyonlands  National Park.

Green River at Canyonlands National Park.

We went through the town of Moab on our way to our next stop in Arizona. Right by Highway 191, some 24 miles from Moab was Wilson Arch, easily accessible to anyone. I was told that unwary tourists have been misled by dishonest tour bus guides who took them to see Wilson Arch, since it was right by the side of the road, then told them they had been to Arches National Park!

Wilson Arch right by Highway 191, 24 miles south of Moab, UT.

Wilson Arch right by Highway 191, 24 miles south of Moab, UT.

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