I guess I couldn't stay away from Moab the whole week. While many think of Moab as desert, there are some terrific mountains to explore near there, namely the La Sal Mountains. The best way to explore them is to take the La Sal Mountain Loop Road, which runs from River Road north of town and terminates just south of Moab. Along the way, you get a whole different perspective of the area around Moab. If you are lucky, there is a decent amount of snow in the early spring. One of the views that we were blessed with was this one showing the many curves in the road that will be encountered along the way.