Bryce Canyon National Park
Next day we went to Bryce Canyon park. You can take your car there but if it's holiday season then parking becomes a lil difficult on major view points especially from 10 to 4pm. First we went to 'inspiration point' and what can I say about that, it was breathtaking. I have never seen anything like that in my life and believe me I travel a lot. It was something out of the world. From every point there are trails so as per your level you can take any. This park has breathtaking views which really really got me into believing that somebody is up there who has carved every single stone and made it so beautiful. This park has orange-White stones mostly. Maps are self explanatory. We hiked a little bit on some easy hikes. This park has loops, Windows , huddups and a wonderful natural bridge all made of rocks and Stones. We took a small trail from rainbow point. This park is photogenic... Lol!! You take any picture and it will be beautiful. We did a lot of stupid poses here. It's almost a 5 hour drive back to Salt Lake City. So after stopping at every single point and few hikes we finished the park in 5 hours. If you are not hiking then this park can be visited In 2-3 hours. Then we headed back to the city.
Arches National Park Visitor Center & Park Headquarters
After visiting the park and few hikes we went to another national park named Dead horse state park and I'd recommend everyone to visit that point because it is fabulous and you can take very good pictures there. It has a view of river Colorado from almost 8000ft above and it is spectacular. Car parking is easy, park the car,roam around and be amazed by the views. Yes, it's that beautiful. Just sit there and admire the nature.
Love Muffin Cafe
Even if you are camping while in Moab, you must come to the Love Muffin for one breakfast or lunch. The line out the door is merely a testament to the excellence of the food and beauty of the coffee. I stuck a Vesuvio in my pack for an epic day on the Mag 7 trails and my electrolyte balance was restored by the salty goodness of the turkey and salami and the sweet honey mustard. Camp coffee is good, but lattes from the 'Muff are better.
Creekside at Moab
Just steps away from Mill Creek Pathway, is the Creekside at Moab. It's located near the Moab diner and a view from its rooms dawn upon the red landscape of the Canyons. With all amenities and luxurious stay, the Creekside at Moab is well connected to everything happening in the town, and you can never miss the Canyonlands Half Marathon and Extreme Adventure Trails if you stay here.
Wright's Civic Center
One of my favorite films, is Gattaca. From the sleek world in which it is set to the story that it ultimately tells, it is a movie that resonates with me no matter how many times I watch it. During my recent travels through Northern California, I had the immense pleasure of walking into the world I so much admire in Gattaca; figuratively of course. Gattaca was partially filmed at the landmark Marin County Civic Center designed by my favorite architect: Frank Lloyd Wright. I’ll say nothing of the man he was since some would argue he wasn’t to be admired for his character. In my opinion, the buildings and homes that he designed in his lifetime are truly works of art. Wright’s Civic Center (his last commission) is perhaps in a category all its own, even for him. It is vast, unusual, and when it was built – probably groundbreaking. From the slope of its bright blue roof to the round balls that punctuate the design at regular intervals to the perfect atrium space that anchors the building, it is a serene yet truly unusual space. Being inside the Civic Center is sort of like being in limbo. Now it’s neither the past nor the present. It represents a past view of the future that people once held. But it also represents the future that we can’t entirely foresee. It’s sleek and beautiful but timeless. Even its art deco bent seems fresh in 2010. After all, sleek and beautiful have always had their place in society. They are elements which never really go out of style. It’s why to me, the Civic Center was so perfect for 1962 (the year it was completed) and yet is still so perfect today.
Sand Flats Recreation Area
If you want to be close to town but still experience semi-primitive camping, this is the spot. Sand Flats Road winds for 9 miles and boasts over 100 sites, yet none are too close to the next. If you've got a big party, grab an entire "letter" (campsites grouped by letter), or if you're solo, grab a walk-up site. Bring water and firewood and plenty of stakes for your tent--it can be windy. Each area has a long-drop toilet, and let me tell you, the loo definitely has a view.
Sometimes you just wanna go downhill. Sometimes the top is too far away to get to in a day. That's when you call the guys at Coyote Shuttle. Use them to ride the Whole Enchilada, one of the most iconic mountain bike rides in the West. They'll take you up into the Aspen-laced LaSals and pick you up at the desert floor.
Poison Spider Bicycles
This shop is hopping with locals and tourists alike. All hands always on deck to help you decide which two wheels are best for you, pump up your tires, or patch a flat. If you've got your own gear but need help route-finding, you can bet that the guys at Poison Spider have ridden it.