Arches National Park, Utah

Published: March 15th 2008EDIT THIS ENTRY

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.

Additional photos below
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Pine Tree ArchPine Tree Arch
Pine Tree Arch

This is along the Devil's Garden trail at the north end of the park
Landscape ArchLandscape Arch
Landscape Arch

One of the longest natural arches in the world--just behind Kolob Arch in Zion (see other blog)
Partition ArchPartition Arch
Partition Arch

One of my favorites in the park because of the view through it.
Dark AngelDark Angel
Dark Angel

At the outer edges of the Devils Garden trail.
Skyline ArchSkyline Arch
Skyline Arch

An impressive arch behind the ampitheater
Tapestry ArchTapestry Arch
Tapestry Arch

This arch is on the same trail as Broken Arch and Sand Dune Arch

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