Published: March 15th 2008March 14th 2008
We visited Arches National Park (March, 2008) after Zion, Bryce, and Coral Reef. It is very impressive and more populated. We had become accustomed to seeing only a handful of people on the park trails until we came here. The diversity of arches here is impressive indeed. We attempted to see nearly the entire park in one day but still left not seeing the arches in the middle of the park, particularly around balanced rock. Seeing Delicate Arch during sunset though is a must. It was quite chilly waiting when we were there but definitely worth it. The arch itself is enhanced by its setting. I found Moab to get great for the soft-surface running trails leading right out the west side of town. There are also a wide variety of hotels and restaurants unlike locations at some of the other parks--however the prices seemed to be a little more too. We would recommend a visit to Moab Brewery for eats--it was one of our best finds during the trip.
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