Road Trippin’ Utah State Route 191/163
From Interstate-70 to Monument Valley
On this week’s KSL Outdoors Show, we are talking about state routes 191/163 that run from Interstate-70 north of Moab to the Four Corners region in the southeast corner of Utah.
It’s the Journey, Not the Destination
This route is packed full of iconic landmarks, scenery, and interesting roadside attractions, it is much more than just a road to Moab and Monument Valley. The map below highlights a few of the roadside attractions and points of interest that are accessible and worth visiting. Information about these places is detailed in the tabs below. We’ll also pin major attractions to the map that are accessible from the route.
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Crescent Junction to Moab
- Crescent Junction Rest Area – Great panoramic views from her of the Book Cliffs and red rock country to the south. The panels are located approximately four miles north of Thompson Springs.
- Sego Canyon Rock Art – Wonderful displays of Fremont era petroglyphs and Barrier Canyon Style pictographs that are unique to the Canyonlands and San Rafael Swell region.
- Utahraptor State Park – Created in 2021, this is a primitive park that is still in the development phase. Located 15 miles north of Moab and includes the popular recreation spots of the Dalton Wells and Willow Springs areas.
- Moab Giants – Located at the junction 191/313 where you turn to go to Dead Horse Point and Canyonlands. We frequently take our groups here for lunch and when we have private family tours. There is a 5D Prehistoric Aquarium, walking trail with more than 100 dinosaur exhibits, cafe, and gift shop. Click here for more information.
- Arches National Park Entrance – The main entrance is located on 191 five miles north of Moab. Reservations are required from April 1 – October 31. Information and instructions are located here.
- Courthouse Wash Rock Art – Located slightly north of the Colorado River bridge and on the north side of the highway right on the bend. The panel is located within the boundaries of Arches National Park. There are several generations of ancient native Americans represented on this panel of pictographs and petroglyphs. Please be respectful of these fragile and sacred sites and know the rules.
Moab to Monticello
Monticello to Bluff
Bluff to Monument Valley
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