Check out Courthouse Rock, Monitor and Merrimac Buttes and Determination Towers along this less challenging route. You'll also have the option to head over to Halfway Stage Station for a cool side trip. As always, please stay on the designated routes.
It took 8 hours to travel 35 miles from Moab to Thompson back in 1883, the year passenger train service was available from Thompson to Salt Lake City. Travelers could stop at the Halfway Stage Station to rest, eat or even sleep overnight.
From the Colorado River bridge north of Moab, continue north 12.7 miles on Highway 191. Turn left on well-marked Mill Canyon Road. Follow it west 0.6 mile to large parking and staging area.