Arches National Park is a geologist’s wonderland. On our first visit, we got there early, perhaps too early for good photography, but early enough to beat the crowds at our first couple stops. This is Delicate Arch, which you may recognize from Utah license plates. I replaced the previous boring photo of Delicate Arch all by itself with an exciting new photo of me underneath Delicate Arch from our second visit in 2018! 😀
And here is Landscape Arch, J’s favorite of the arches. You can’t tell from the picture, but it is the longest natural arch in the world, at 290 feet. At its narrowest, Landscape is only 6 feet wide. It could literally collapse at any time. Go see it now!
Near Landscape Arch are Pine Tree Arch and Tunnel Arch:
We took a break from arch viewing to have breakfast with Bugsy at the Courthouse Towers overlook:
and then finished our arch viewing with Turret Arch:
and Double Arch:
We also stopped by North and South Windows and Balanced Rock, but they were so crowded that I didn’t take pictures. Isn’t that sad? I guess I should be pleased that so many people want to get out into nature and see the arches. I’m working on my attitude…
A vista on the way out:
A lovely stroll down Park Avenue to wrap up the day:
and to say goodbye, the Three Gossips:
Arches has wild formations and expansive views and we had a super visit. As always, I recommend that you get there EARLY and zip through as many of the trails as you can before the crowds hit.