Sanctuary Ridge Adventures in Camping

The Wild West Trip Part 4


The Road to Moab
The Road to Moab

The Road to Moab

The Road to Moab from Bluff, Utah is surrounded by stunning landscapes. Lakes, Snowcapped Mountains, Deserts and Buttes along the 2 hour stretch of highway. Once again, there are several places to stop along the way, including The Hole in the Rock. The photo above was taken while we were stopped on the highway for some roadwork. Here are some other photos from along the route.

Our itinerary in Moab is intense! We stayed at The Portal Rv Resort:

This is a full hook-up resort with a nice pool and gorgeous views. They also have vacation homes for rent if you have friends who want to visit Moab but not camp. The full hook-up sites are $59 per night. There are several other campgrounds in Moab and they probably all have a view of some sort. Our friends, Steve and Teresa, recommended this rv resort. We highly recommend it too!

Slick Rock

After we set up camp and caught up with our friends, we headed out to watch the sunset at Slick Rock. This is a world famous mountain bike trail. Moab is a hub for all things outdoors. There are public lands with trails everywhere. You can go off-road with your 4×4 vehicle, rent an ATV or Jeep, ride motorcycles or mountain bike. If you prefer hiking, there are tons of trails for that too! It is HIGHLY recommended to pay for a guide if you decide to do mountain biking here. It can be quite dangerous if you are not familiar with the area. If you want to check out some history of Slick Rock and see some great video of the area, check this out:

We hiked out to an area that is popular for watching the sunset. All around us were dirt bikes, mountain bikes and other families hiking. The terrain is literally like a moonscape. Smooth rock with craters everywhere! The trail is painted on the rock with white lines so it’s pretty easy to follow. It was an easy hike, even my nephew Cole was able to do it. We just stopped along the way to let him rest. That kid is my hero! He loves a good adventure and brings joy to everyone he meets! I love our family picture from Slick Rock- its one of my favorite group shots from our trip west.

You can do research and have a tentative plan when you take trips like this, but please be flexible. Take time to talk to locals and get recommendations. This was not one of our “must see” destinations, but it was really neat and I am so glad Steve and Teresa suggested we check it out! It’s a quick 10-15 minute drive from the campground.

Moab is such a quaint little town! If I had to pick one place to go in Utah, this would be it! There is no place quite like it. Over the next few days I will share each park we visited while we stayed in Moab. This place should be on everyone’s “bucket list”!


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