Arches National Park

While we came to Moab mainly for the Jeeping opportunities, Moab also sits just outside of both Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. 

We watched the weather for an agreeable forecast and ended up with a perfect day to visit the Arches - the closer of the two. The temps were in the mid 70s, sunny and with just enough clouds to make the pictures look pretty. 

We watched another park movie wherein theories are presented as fact, lunched with a view of the La Sal mountains, drove through a good share of the park, marveled at how people will tailgate horribly even when you are doing the speed limit in such a scenic area, did some mild hiking, waited in lines for pit toilets (the park seems under configured for high traffic in this respect), marveled at the scale of the rock formations, took lots of photos, and Miranda earned another Junior Ranger badge. 

We didn’t explore every nook and cranny but rather left lots to see on a future visit. 

The Boyink adventurers at Arches National Park

The Boyink adventurers at Arches National Park

The scale is hard to show

The scale is hard to show

Trying for some boca with a barely amused family

Trying for some boca with a barely amused family

Storybird poses by an arch three-fer

Storybird poses by an arch three-fer

Is there an original angle left here?

Is there an original angle left here?

The family breaks free from the crowd on a path

The family breaks free from the crowd on a path

Desert paintbrush in bloom

Desert paintbrush in bloom

The Garden of Eden formation

The Garden of Eden formation

Panoramic viewpoint.

Panoramic viewpoint.

A colorful palette.

A colorful palette.

3 Comments Arches National Park

  1. Picture of Courtney BakerCourtney BakerMay 24, 2011

    Gorgeous images as always!  Glad to check in with you guys and see where you are.  Good update!

  2. Picture of BoyinkBoyinkMay 24, 2011

    Thanks Courtney!  Hope your travels are going well!

  3. Picture of Tad WardTad WardMay 27, 2011

    Great pictures, one of my favorite places to visit.

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