Interstate 70

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Heart of the SwellHeart of the Swell (09/28/2004) Viewing the San Rafael Swell from the Eagle Canyon rest stop.

Friuta La QuintaFriuta La Quinta (10/22/2005) This is the last hotel between Fruita and Green River, Ut.

Welcome to ColoradoWelcome to Colorado (10/22/2005) Welcome to Colorado sign with granery in the distance.

Colorado Welcome CenterColorado Welcome Center (10/22/2005) The Colorado Welcome Center at the Fruita Exit.

WestwaterWestwater (10/20/2005) This is looking southeast from Cisco toward the canyons of the Colorado.

Cisco ExitCisco Exit (10/20/2005) This is the exit to Cisco. Yes, Fed Ex delivers to Cisco. This is the road you would take from Grand Junction to Moab.

Gunnison ButteGunnison Butte (09/02/2002) Gunnison Butte from the Swasze take out. End of the trip, the show is over. As I recall, Gunnison Butte is in the front range of Books Cliffs, you can see it from I70 near Green River.

San Raphael ReefSan Raphael Reef (09/02/2002) A view of the San Raphael Reef from near exit 180 on i70.

I70 UtahI70 Utah (09/02/2002) I70 enters the San Raphael Reef (west of Green River). There is a dramatic escarpment of Navajo Sandstone towering over the Interstate as I70 begins its climb of the San Raphael Swell.

San Rafael SwellSan Rafael Swell (09/02/2002) Canyons in the San Rafael Swell...viewed from the rest stop on I70 in Central Utah between Green River and Salina.

Rocky Mountain SummitsRocky Mountain Summits (09/21/2002)

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Interstate 70

i70 is one of the major East West Corridors in the United States. The road branches from I15 in Utah, then crosses the Wasatch Mountains, San Rafael Swell and enters Colorado near Grand Junction. The road works its way through the Rocky Mountains and enters the great plains near Denver, Colorado. Heading East, I70 passes through Kansas City, Saint Louis, Indianapolis, Columbus and terminates in Baltimore, Md.


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Interstate 15 (87 pictures) I70 branches from I15 near Cove Fort in the Middle of Utah. I15 South leads through Las Vegas to LA. I15 north leads through Salt Lake on the way to Canada.

Desolation Canyon (169 pictures) Looking north (just east of Green River, Utah) you will see Gunnison Butte as the Green River breaks through the Book Cliffs. This is the take out for the Desolation Gray Canyon. Gray canyon is a popular place for day rafting trips in Utah.

Fruita, Colorado (29 pictures) Fruita is one of the first exits (going East) in Colorado. Famous for its fruit and dinosaurs, you will want to stop to stretch your legs and get a free map at the Colorado Welcome Center.

Green River, Utah (15 pictures) Green River is the first major town (going west) on I70 in Utah.

San Rafael Swell (18 pictures) I70 crosses the San Rafael Swell in Central Utah. This is by far the most scenic portion of the trip, and you will want to give yourself an hour or so to stop at each of the scenic overlooks.

Mother Cabrini Shrine (15 pictures) The Statue of the Sacred Heart overlooks I70 just west of Denver.

Idaho Springs, Colorado (9 pictures) Idaho Springs, Colorado is west of Denver.

Arches National Park (151 pictures) Arches National Park is roughly 30 miles south of Interstate 70 on highway 191. If you are planning a cross country trip, you will want to take the detour through Arches and Moab.

Cisco, Utah (22 pictures) Cisco is a ghost town south of interstate 70 near the Utah/Colorado border.

Grand Junction, Colorado (95 pictures) Grand Junction is the primary city on the Western Slope of Colorado.

Cove Fort (19 pictures) Historic Cove Fort is at Exit 1 on I70. This is a restored pioneer fort.


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