Day 17 - Once we left the Tiger Run RV park we continued on through the mountains past Vail, the ski resort for the rich and famous, toward Las Vegas.
It didn't take long past Vail to actually be descending again to around 6,500 feet for a lot more of the Rockies. Much of this new area was less rugged mountains and a bit more sedate, although still very different and beautiful.
We decided to stop along the way at various rest stops and viewing areas as the Utah countryside was just incredible. I will make short note here that it is useful for just about nothing, and it really is just an incredibly staggering sight to see with all the strange rock formations. This area is like being on the moon, I believe I haven't seen anything even close to it anywhere else in the world to date. When all this was occurring millions of years ago this must have been a very geographically violent place to have the rock formations that have formed.
We figured we would just drive on and find a destination just a few hours short of Vegas so that the next day we would be into Vegas not long after lunch.
A place that claims to be the capital for southern Utah was a little city called Richfield, around 5,500 feet above sea level, but now very much desert like landscapes with some general grass growing and maybe a little bit of cattle grazing.
We checked into our first KOA campground and I must say, these are very well maintained and this was a beautiful tree lined park with beautiful gardens and play areas for kids. Even a pool table in the laundry to get that well needed stick practice whilst waiting for the laundry to dry, something different.
There was next to no TV reception here so I managed to jimmy up a cable to connect to the site provided cable connection, this gave us some viewing for the night.
Well tomorrow was our second last leg of our journey towards Vegas. Seeing as we had done some extended drive times since leaving Youngstown, which was a day late, we were now actually a day ahead of schedule meaning we would be able to stop two nights in Las Vegas for a good tourist gander.
Looking for forward to the main part of the Utah driving tomorrow.