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Gateway and Arches

We traveled to little known Gateway Colorado and stayed at Gateway Canyon Resort, a wonderful property at the base of four red rock Colorado canyons. From there we ventured into Utah to Moab and Arches National Park.

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Gateway Colorado is about an hour south of Grand Junction on highway 50 in Colorado canyon country. The Gateway Canyons Resort was a spectacular oasis and on this weekend very quiet due to CovID 19 reduced travel. It was created by the founder of the Discovery Channel and there is also a suprisingly great Automobile Museum on site.


We set out to Utah via some less traveled roads which took us through John Brown Canyon and Bull Canyon. The very scenic Bull Canyon features some well preserved Therapod (similar to a Velociraptor) dinosaur tracks in which the dinosaurs appear to have walked right off the edge of the canyon. But, of course, the canyon did not exist then. Earlier we were greeted by a cattle blockade which proved very interesting to drive through.


We entered Utah greeted by amazing canyons and sandstone structures you might find in a Wile E Coyote and Roadrunner cartoon. We spent most of the day at Arches National Park.


The Grand Canyon? No, its Deadhorse Point overlooking Canyonlands National Park near Moab Utah, but stunning in its own right.