Driving Through Utah and Colorado

On the trip east we chose the scenic route and Tom graciously volunteered to drive during those stretches when I would want to enjoy the view. We made numerous stops at overlooks but on many occasions I simply took photos out the large RV windshield as we traveled through Utah and Colorado. We first went over the mountains on Route 14 in Utah, then north on 89 before turning onto Scenic Byway 12 which is famous for the Knife’s Edge – a ridge where the land falls away on both sides of the road – and Head of the Rocks which overlooks the Escalante Canyons. We then connected with Route 24 which runs through Capitol Reef National Park. Once in Colorado we went south on Route 50, driving through Curecanti and through a couple passes in the Rocky Mountains. I had only been on a couple of these roads so most of what I saw was new to me and I thoroughly enjoyed kicking back and watching the scenery.

Route 89, Utah

Route 89, Utah

Scenic Byway 12, Utah

Scenic Byway 12, Utah

Head of the Rocks, Scenic Byway 12, Utah

Head of the Rocks, Scenic Byway 12, Utah

Scenic Byway 12 through Head of the Rocks, Utah

Scenic Byway 12 through Head of the Rocks, Utah

Head of the Rocks, Scenic Byway 12, Utah

Head of the Rocks, Scenic Byway 12, Utah

How Not To Be Seen (Again). Or, find me in this picture. Head of the Rocks, Scenic Byway 12, Utah

How Not To Be Seen (Again). Or, find me in this picture. Head of the Rocks, Scenic Byway 12, Utah

Knife's Edge, Scenic Byway 12, Utah

Knife’s Edge, Scenic Byway 12, Utah

Steep Creek, Route 12, Utah

Steep Creek, Route 12, Utah

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Route 24, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

Route 24, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

Route 24, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

Route 24, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

Route 92, Curecanti National Recreation Area, Colorado

Route 92, Curecanti National Recreation Area, Colorado

Route 50, Blue Mesa Reservoir, Curecanti National Recreation Area, Colorado

Route 50, Blue Mesa Reservoir, Curecanti National Recreation Area, Colorado

Route 50, Blue Mesa Reservoir, Curecanti National Recreation Area, Colorado

Route 50, Blue Mesa Reservoir, Curecanti National Recreation Area, Colorado

Route 50, Colorado

Route 50, Colorado

Abandoned mine, Route 50, Colorado

Abandoned mine, Route 50, Colorado