We found our favorite campground by the Colorado River full, and settled for another one upstream. Every time I come back to this area, I find that its popularity has grown. Driving toward and through Moab the next day, it seemed a spit would not fall to the ground without landing on a four-wheel-drive vehicle. Leaving the hubbub behind, we visited Needles overlook above Canoynlands, and found peace and shelter (a nice small non-chain motel) in Monticello.
As Radka had never been to the Monument Valley, we used our proximity to it to have a McDonald's burger in Kayenta, just south of it. A side note relative to driving in the area is warranted - do not take those "Open range" signs in the area lightly, especially at night. Turning on the wipers will not do.
|Colorado River and La Sal mountains||Utah Highway 128||Fences by a road||Life on the edge||Needles lookout fences||Needles lookout fences|
|Sign||Needles lookout fences||Rock||Entering Monument Valley||Monument Valley hospitality||Tourism|
|High life...||Low life||Monument Valley tumbleweed||Yucca||Shadows||Traffic|
|Traffic||Symmetry||Sunset in Monument Valley||Dusk in Monument Valley|