There are a few stretches of road that call out to me more than any other, and Utah’s State Route 128 from Moab to Cisco is one of them. On a recent Canyonlands backpacking trip, we left Moab and followed SR-128 through Castleton Valley in search of a campsite. The evening light made Castleton Tower, the Fisher Towers, and the surrounding red rock formations come alive with color:
We stopped the car, got out, and stood there in the wind to take in the enormity of it all. Red dirt roads like this are out there, waiting to be explored—
The reds, blues, and greens this eve were intense…
…intense like the desert, intense like everything I love about this place.