With just two days left before being kicked out of the townhome, we made best use of our time with, what else, more driving in the dirt. Wednesday had us heading east up the Colorado River to Dewey Bridge which at one time was Utah's longest suspension bridge which was built 1916. Unfortunately in 2008 a boy camping nearby and playing with matches started a fire which spread to the bridge destroying it.
THAT'S ALL THAT'S LEFT
From the bridge we turned off the highway for the long 17 miles to the Dolores River Overlook. The road, graded much of the way past through both boring and spectacular scenery. The view at the end of the road made it all worth while.
THERE'S THAT SNAKE AGAIN
Made it back to town in time for happy hour and then out to dinner at the local cowboy bar/restaurant.
The next morning Gary and Diane headed for the barn, but Don and Dorothy joined us for one last outing. We headed out to Islands in the Sky in Canyonlands N.P. and took the Shafer Trail down the switchbacks to the canyon bottom. About 4 years ago we headed down this road and since then it has been greatly improved. So much so that it could be driven in a passenger car. Still scary though as the road hangs on the edge of the cliff on the way down.
DON ON THE WAY DOWN
THAT'S WHERE WE'RE HEADING
WE CAME DOWN FROM UP THERE
THE TRAVELERS AND THE COLORADO
BEAUTY AMOUNG THE THORNS
MORE MUD AND I JUST WASHED IT.
We called it a short off road day as we had to ready the townhome for our exit. Don and Dorothy invited us to a final happy hour at their campsite on the river. We had a great time in Moab and hooking up with Don and Dorothy after a year was an added bonus. In the morning we got and early start and headed out for parts south.