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Upper Colorado River Scenic Byway

41.5 miles: 0 hours, 52 minutes

Along the Upper Colorado River Scenic Byway (SR 128), intricately chiseled canyons rise from the earth beside the Colorado River in shades of persimmon and espresso. Sagebrush provides a hint of green to contrast the towering red cliffs on the outskirts of Arches National Park.


Keep your eyes peeled for some amazing sights, such as Fisher Towers, whose spires resemble the ruins of an ancient city. Spot Castleton Tower, a 400-foot sandstone spire, midway. The drive passes Arches National Park, home to some 2,000 arches, and ends in Moab, a great launching spot for excursions such as kayaking, white-water rafting and hiking.


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