- Gateway and
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.
Gateway Colorado is about an hour south
of Grand Junction on highway 50 in Colorado canyon country. The
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
The Grand Canyon? No, its Deadhorse
Point overlooking Canyonlands National
Park near Moab Utah, but stunning in its own right.