Moab Utah travel blog

Morning in the Arches valley

The cliffs above courthouse wash

Courthouse Rock Casting its shadow

Delicate Arch from the over look.

Delicate Arch closer You can walk under the arch

Balanced Rock in the AM

Fiery Furnace in the AM

Turret arch

Turret arch and the cluster of rocks arond it.

North Window Arch

Some one wanted to get in the picture Under the North window...

Looking up at the North Window Arch

South Window

Park Avenue early morning

We decided to stay out of the national parks over the weekend as it was suppose to be a free entry weekend and we assumed they would be packed with visitors. So Monday morning we headed back to Arches National Park early morning. We wanted to get some sunrise pictures as well as visit some of the areas that were just too crowded when we were there earlier. Our drive took us to Delicate Arch. There are several viewpoints here, but in order to see the Arch fully you need to hike. So we did! It is about a mile round trip, but another steep incline. This arch is definitely worth the hike. It is the most photographed arch in the world and understandably so. It stands alone and is just beautiful at sunrise.

We then journeyed back to Windows, Turret Arch and Double Arch. Another hike, but not as difficult as the Delicate Arch. Each of these sites has its' own beauty and hard to chose a favorite. Nature's work of art is in every direction from this vantage point. Quite awesome and to think it lasts and lasts and lasts!

What you do discover is that this land really changes with the time of the sun and each holds it's own beauty. Dale spent quite some time on two different mornings capturing the wonders of the park.

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