I'm riding the WE east, and have made it to Moab so far. Yesterday, I rode on Utah 191 south into Moab. I decided to deviate from the ACA route through Blanding and instead went clockwise from Hanksville around Canyonlands through Green River. Route 191 is by far the worst road I've ever ridden. Narrow shoulders and the worst drivers I've encountered since beginning in San Fran. At one point yesterday, an RV passed me with an awning broken off and sticking out perpendicular to the RV across the shoulder. The thing missed my head by inches. I'm told by locals to expect the same if I go south to Monticello. I'd very much like to avoid staying on 191 any longer than necessary, and was considering taking 191 only to La Sal, then taking 46 into Colorado, where it becomes 90. Does anyone have experience with this route?
If 191 is the same from Blanding to Monticello, ACA might want to reconsider it's current routing on the WE.
Thanks very much,