We'd seen bits and pieces of Salt Valley Road over the years because it connects to Tower Arch and Klondike Bluffs, and we were looking forward to seeing the rest of it. We came from Thompson Springs and headed down toward Salt Valley.
It's a really nice road, with a few places to park an RV. There isn't much shade or breaks from the wind, though. We didn't see many people other than cars leaving Arches National Park.
When we got to the sign for the park, we discussed what to do as we were going in from the far end. We decided that if we didn't stop or use any facilities, it would be okay to drive through the park at closing time. We continued on past the turnoff for Tower Arch.
We could see the features in Arches and then the road started getting curvy. It suddenly took us up a winding hill and then we popped out on the paved road through the park. We turned right to head out, in a long line of cars and motor homes leaving for the day.
This was a fun trip to Moab, with some "classic" trails as well as new trails. It was a great way to end the summer.