Monday we said goodbye to Colorado and hello to Utah. Immediately I was struck by the colors, so many more colors than I expected. You know you'll see a lot of reds, oranges, and browns out west, but I was struck by all the greens, purples, blues, and yellows. No place we've been so far has made me want so much to paint it. But we've been too busy to pause, and the places with the best views tend to also be the coldest and windiest.
We spent the day at Canyonlands NP, the Island in the Sky section. It really has some amazing canyons and overlooks. We tried to get a campsite in the park, but it was full by mid-morning, so we booked two nights at the Lazy Lizard hostel in Moab (Tim's first hostel stay!) We had dinner at the Moab Brewery, which was delicious. We were hoping to try the Impossible burger, but they were all out. Arches NP is right nearby, and our next stop.