Woke early and saw Joanne off on the airport shuttle. They came at
I finished packing and left the motel behind at 6:50(PDT)/7:50(MDT)
Trip: 137.6, Odometer: 23,610
Started South on Highway-15 about 15 miles to Highway-6 East heading
toward Four Corners.
Fueled up at the Phillips 66 at the start of
First stop was in Price, Utah at the College of Eastern Utah
CEU Prehistoric Museum in Price
Evidently they dig up these bones in this region.
For the first movie Jurassic Park, Spielberg took liberties by
making the Velociraptor larger
Time: 8:20-8:45/9:20-945, Trip: 66.6
|Highway 6 is two lane most of the way, but nicely paved
and good to ride.
Stopped at one point along the way just to take a few photos of the landscape.
Time: 9:40/10:40, Trip:109.9
|Highway 6 ends at Highway-70.
Stopped at a Conoco Gas-N-Go in
Green River, Utah
Met a fellow on a
Goldwing who also started out in Provo this morning. His
Noticed a lot of military vehicles being trucked here and there on
Time: 9:50/10:50, Trip 128.4, Odometer: 23,750, Price: $2.599, Gal: 3.023, Cost: $7.74
|A little ways up Highway-70 is the turn-off for
Arches National Park, Highway-171.
It turns out that I thought it was just a little jog and that I missed it. I was getting
ready to double back when finally there was a road sign.
The final 10
miles to Arches and the next 4 miles after were under construction.
I didn't go in beyond the gate since a good friend had visited there
a couple years ago
Time: 11:17/12:17, Trip 48.1
Moab, Utah is the county seat for
Time: 11:39/12:39, Trip: 52.8
A little past Moab, I came upon Wilson
Arch along side of the road.
Monticello, Utah I gassed up at Woody's and then
turned East on Highway-491 toward Colorado
Time: 12:38/1:38, Trip 106.5, Price: $2.599, Gal: 2.572, Cost: $6.68
Dove Creek, Colorado, the first Colorado town and
Time: 1:12/2:12, Trip 25.2
Another Colorado berg is named
Cortez, Colorado, I fueled the bike since I didn't
know when the next opportunity might be
and stopped at the Burger to fuel myself for very much the same reason.
Cortez Conoco: Time: 2:01/3:01, Trip 60.2, Odometer: 23,917
I was at the furthest point East in my tour.
|Okay, I was warned. The same person who told me
about the Arches NP told me
that at the Four Corners, there's absolutely no "there" there and it is always hot and windy.
The Four Corners actually is on Indian land and
they charge for going to see it.
One thing, though, is that these were the only signs I would encounter for New Mexico state.
Time 3:25/4:25, Trip 38.7
|From the Four Corners, I wandered a while and stopped
at the Red Mesa Trading Post
for a map check and to see if I was lost yet.
Time: 3:51/4:51, Trip: 60.3, Temp: hot
I'm a little confused as to
time. I thought Arizona didn't do the daylight savings time bit.
Continuing along Highway-160 for some ways, the first "big" town is
Fueled up at the Kayenta Chevron
|Decided to push on to
Tuba City, Arizona. It was
a very long, hot, empty 70 miles further.
While wandering around town,
all three blocks of it, there were police vehicles gathered
Checked out the Quality Inn, they wanted $85 plus tax for a second floor room. Too much.
Fueled up at the Super Gas, asked them about motels, advised Dine'
Got a room, #108, with key #8, and it looked adequate for $54.
Supper at the Sonic Drive-In. Chili-dog which was remarkably without flavor but filling.
Progress for the day: 497 miles in about 11 hours, 50 minutes.
For the trip so far: 1,852 miles in about 41 hours on the road
Updated: April 16, 2017 06:48 PM