Most Scenic Drive We’ve Had in Years

On Monday August 12, since we had stayed hooked up all we had to do was eat a quick breakfast then fold up and go.  So we were headed north up Hwy 128 by 7 AM.  What jaw dropping views all around us as we drove this route!  As good as Arches, Zion and Bryce National Parks, just shorter!  There are two first class resorts along this road, Sorrel River Ranch www.sorrelriver.com and Red Cliffs Lodge and Winery www.redcliffslodge.com.  Both seemed to have big crowds as we passed and we could see why as the views are wonderful and access to the Colorado River adds to the ambiance.  Horseback riding, great cabins and good food are some of the perks.  This would be a nice return trip but in cooler weather since there are no hookups in BLM camps.  We drove past the small town of Cisco heading onto I-70 then east into Colorado.  Cisco is a modern ghost town since it barely survived into the 20th century but originally served as a saloon and water refueling stop for the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad.  The town died with the demise of the steam locomotive.  There are a few ruins and old buildings here and nearby are recent oil and gas wells.  Some of the scenes for Thelma and Louise were filmed here in 1991.  I thought it looked like a place where they would drive off!  We then headed on into Colorado for our next stop!

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