Day 10: Denver, Colorado to Green River, Utah
Distance traveled: 445 miles
Time: 9.5 hours (including 2 hours at Arches National Park)
Song of the Day: “The Horses” (Rickie Lee Jones)
The sun was shining brightly this morning in Denver (as it does 300 days a year in Denver!). I was on the road by 8:30ish. This drive was the most beautiful drive so far. It was so pretty driving through the mountains of Colorado, and passing so many of the ski resorts (that I couldn’t afford to go to when I lived in Colorado!). I crossed into Utah at about 12pm. My first stop was Arches National Park. I did not know what to expect, I just knew that everyone I talked to said that it is a must see (special thanks to my brother, David, who suggested this stop). I was blown away by how beautiful this park is. It is truly awesome (and I mean the real definition). I spent about 2 hours there, which isn’t enough time. I recognized Delicate Arch from photographs, but I had no idea what else I would see. It is such a beautiful mix of rolling hills, mountains, and unbelievable rock formations. I cannot use words to describe such beauty. The best thing that I can say, is that I was totally overwhelmed by the landscape before me.
Unfortunately, I could not stay in Moab due to the Moab International Film Festival and Century Bike Tour. I was able to find a room in Green River, Utah. I needed this time tonight to catch up on this blog. I am off to Salt Lake City tomorrow!