We pulled out of Cannonville bright and early Saturday morning...destination Moab, Utah.
Scenic Byway 12 was named Utah's first "All American Road". It is a total of 124 miles that connects Red Canyon to Capital Reef National Park.
If you are ever in this part of Utah, this byway is a must do.
The Aspens are so pretty...the leaves just beginning to open. They are native to cold regions with cool summers.
Aspen wood is white and soft, and has low flammability. Also, I found it interesting that they do not thrive in shade.
The byway offers an isolated landscape...don't expect to find diesel here. You will travel through canyons, plateaus, and valleys ranging from 4,000 to 9,000 feet in elevation.
The last part of the byway for us, was through Capital Reef NP.
So here we are...settled in at Portal RV Campground and Resort. It's a beautiful place. Our pull-in site faces a small Koi pond with very pretty landscaping.
Today was spent buying groceries and going to Moab's downtown visitor's center as well as a stop at the visitor's center at Arches NP. Thank goodness for the senior pass!
There is a nice variety of flowers and grasses all around the pond and the sites.
I have to say, I missed so much of nature's beauty in my younger days.
I guess I am trying to make up for lost time!
I am just so in awe of everything around me...
I took so many pictures of the dragonfly...I so wanted to get it in flight. His wings spread out so big with beautiful stripes.
We are looking forward to lots of hikes and off road rides.
Hope you had a wonderful Sunday and next week will be loads of fun.
Thanks for stopping by...
Y'all come back!