Buy beer before you get to Utah!
Grand Junction, CO
If you are traveling to Moab by car, and you plan to buy beer/liquor/wine etc. make sure you do so before you get to Utah. The beer sold in convenience stores and supermarkets in Utah is watered-down 3.2 beer. To purchase real beer, liquor, and wine you must go to a UT State Store. State Stores are open no later than 9PM, they are closed on Sundays and various holidays, and their prices are ridiculously high. The only caveat is that the state of Utah likes to protect its liquor monopoly. According to state law, it is illegal to transport alcohol into the state of Utah; however the risk of getting caught doing so is relatively low.
Traveling westbound on I-70, I always stop in Grand Junction, CO on my way to Moab. In Grand Junction you will find privately owned liquor stores with reasonable prices. In addition to liquor stores, Grand Junction offers a wide array of goods and services including drug stores, mass-merchandisers, supermarkets, restaurants and lodging. The best place in town to find anything you may need is in and around the Mesa Mall, which is located at the intersection of US Hwy 6 and US Hwy 50. Grand Junction is an excellent place to stop on your way to or from Moab.
Float the Green River. ...
Float the Green River. Stillwater Canyon offers the last 52 miles of calm water on the Green as it winds through Canyonlands National Park and meets the Colorado River. As you leave the launch point at Mineral Bottom you can look forward to scenery on the grandest of scales. You may visit the ruins and rock art sites of Ancient Puebloan Indians who vanished from this area hundreds of years ago. There are a lifetimes worth of off-river exploration possibilities including access points into the Doll House and the Maze, Canyonlands most remote district. Throughout your trip the possibility of discovering your own desert paradise is limited only by your desire to find it.
An Industrious Hermit in Town
This guy has lived on the 2 acres grounds for about 15 years. AS he wanted to expand, he bought more pieces of land until but against the cemetery. Even some of it is on his land. The stone wall was form discarded concrete that he scavenged and made it a right nice retaining wall. His main avocation is building teepees-big ones and sells about 2-3 a year. he says he gets $3-5 per teepee for the work to find the timber poles and put it all together then transport that to the place designated. His grounds has a couple of broke down cars, and the "shed" is a work place, and also suspect his home must be a site inside. He was a real nice guy, and I was getting into the local culture. I just dropped by and we chatted.
Moab is in the state of Utah. ...
Moab is in the state of Utah. Utah has some different way of running things,...especially if you want good beer! They make you go to a liquor store to by most of the good beers like micro brews with the higher alcohol content. Or at least if used to be like that;)
Waterproof bags! You never know when your canoe will tip. We had 5 canoes and 2 of them spilled their contents. Bring an extra hat. We saw a lot of people with shirts tied around their heads because their hats ended up downriver (including one person in our party). Watershoes are a necessity. Lots and lots of sunscreen. Bug repellant. You will not find any electricity so make sure you have plenty of battery power. Keep your camera gear in a watertight contain when not using. Bring lots of water containers (preferably full...). You cannot count on finding potable water along the way. The sources recommended to us were dry when we were there. Bring something to purify the water (in case you do manage to find some along the way). The river water is too silty to treat.