Arches National Park

Southern Utah is jam-packed with National Parks, National Monuments, and National Forests. We are forced to prioritize our destinations or we’ll never get out of this state. Apologies to Canyonlands National Park and Natural Bridges National Monument but upon entering from the southeast we went straight to Moab and visited Arches National Park.

(We also bypassed all of Colorado for now and will have to make it back at a later date.)

Moab is a cute town but we didn’t stick around long enough to visit any stores or restaurants. We got to town, camped at a nice RV park, and then got up the next morning and drove straight to the National Park.

The park contains more than 2,000 natural arches, the greatest concentration in the country.

Many formations are named, the one above is called “Three Gossips.”

We drove and hiked in the park for 4 1/2 hours but upon returning to the RV after a long hike in mid-day sun the RV control panel had a strange freak out. Warning lights were on, data was missing, it was all confused. We could drive and everything else seemed fine, but not wanting to ignore this incident and then be stranded deeper in the park, we opted to end our visit and head back to town.

The RV soon recovered after getting out of the beating sun. We’ll have to see if it has more bouts of dashboard-heatstroke. Even though we cut it short, we still had a great visit to the park and can always return to see more.

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4 Responses to Arches National Park

  1. Great photos! We had a blast at Arches… but we also LOVED Canyonlands. It’s a bummer you weren’t able to make it there. 🙂

  2. Hope you can get to Canyonlands sometime. It’s also spectacular. I love Arches, though, and have made some amazing photos there. One of the best was in winter, at sunset, when there was fog forming in the valley beyond Window Rock. Very spooky and beautiful.

  3. Kate says:

    We wanted to spend more time in Arches and will have to go back. It was spectacular and I’m sure there are endless photo ops.

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