It was hard to believe, but once again there was a cold snap in April in the USA. As on the previous day, we drove again through Zion National Park and then the highway towards Green River in the direction of Moab. I knew that in Moab the hotels are very expensive and in Green River reasonably affordable. In the end, we got a Motel 6 for $120, which is quite outrageous by German standards.
The last time I was there in 2015 I paid just $40 in any of the motels there. The landscape on the way to Green River was quite nice, but different than expected. In the end, it went from Zion National Park to a fairly high plateau, which also caused the temperatures to drop sharply. From there we finally had snowstorms all the way to Green River and I was a bit worried about the road conditions.
Utah is a state located in the western United States, known for its natural beauty and outdoor recreational opportunities. The state is home to five national parks, 43 state parks, and countless other outdoor attractions, making it a popular destination for hikers, campers, and outdoor enthusiasts. One of the most popular destinations in Utah is the Green River, a major tributary of the Colorado River that runs through the state.
The Green River begins in the Wind River Range of Wyoming and flows south through Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado, eventually joining the Colorado River in Canyonlands National Park. The section of the river that runs through Utah is known for its spectacular scenery and world-class fishing and rafting opportunities.
The upper section of the Green River, which runs through the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, is known for its beautiful red rock canyons and crystal-clear water. The area is a popular destination for fishing, with rainbow trout and brown trout being the most common species caught. The Flaming Gorge Dam, located on the river, provides a steady flow of water for fishing and rafting throughout the year.
The middle section of the Green River, which runs through the Desolation Canyon, is known for its remote wilderness and rugged terrain. This section of the river is popular for multi-day rafting trips, as well as for backpacking and camping in the surrounding wilderness. The Desolation Canyon is also home to a wide variety of wildlife, including bighorn sheep, mountain lions, and golden eagles.
The lower section of the Green River, which runs through the Canyonlands National Park, is known for its spectacular scenery and world-class white water rafting opportunities. The section of the river that runs through the park is considered one of the most challenging and spectacular stretches of white water in the country. The park is also home to a wide variety of wildlife, including bighorn sheep, mountain lions, and golden eagles.
In addition to its natural beauty and outdoor recreational opportunities, Utah is also home to a variety of historical and cultural attractions. The state is known for its rich history, with many sites that date back to the days of the ancient Puebloan people and the Mormon pioneers. Visitors can also learn about the state’s history and culture through a variety of museums and historical sites, such as the Mormon Pioneer Memorial Museum and the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Memorial Museum.