Description: Arches National Park invites the artist, historian, and road tripper into sandstone, massive gardens, and geological improbabilities. North of Moab, Utah, shouldered by the Colorado River and home to more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches. Insatiable features like Devils Garden, Landscape Arch spans 480 feet, long and thin, Delicate Arch, inviting the gateway to the Wild West. Trails, towers, buttes, caverns, canyons, and vast beauty away.
Length: One to many days
The rewards: Very few roads with endless trails leading to lost places on the edges. Winter and Spring are my favorite seasons to visit Arches NP. Here’s a full list of must see arches and accessibility.
Favorite memory: Father-daughter pairs, we hiked in at dusk as hikers departed. Our microadventure, Delicate Arch by headlamp under a full moon. Arches National Park is a International Dark Sky park, galaxies visible without light pollution.
Season: Spring, Fall, Winter