Arches: Like Visiting an Old Friend

Tourists flock around Delicate Arch

We skipped Capitol Reef National Park because of a late winter storm that was supposed to dump up to 2 feet of snow on that park.  So we spent a couple days hanging out in Moab, Utah, which is a delightful little town in the Colorado River valley in southeastern Utah.  Moab is somewhat touristy but heavily focused on outdoor sports, taking advantage of its close proximity to three national parks: Arches, Canyonlands, and Capitol Reef.  There are more outfitter shops than tourist traps, and most of the people there seemed young, energetic and fit.  It was the first place on our trip that we could envision ourselves living outside of Kentucky, perhaps because it actually had some grass and trees, not to mention its great outdoorsy vibe.

We thoroughly explored Arches and Canyonlands on our grand tour of Utah in 1996, so we hadn’t planned on visiting them again on our trip.  However, since we had nothing else to do, and the weather wasn’t that bad in the valley, we decided to visit our old friend, Arches National Park.  Please check out our Arches photo tour.

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