A Window into Arches National Park

My recent trip to Arches National Park was my first visit ever to this park and I really had no idea what to expect.  Of course I had seen many pictures from Arches and had a copy of the map of the park, but that doesn't really tell you much. We … [Read more...]

Sunrise at Arches

I make it a habit to get up for at least one sunrise when traveling - especially in National Parks. After tweaking my hand and having to ditch a climbing trip last January my fiance and I rerouted our travels to Moab, UT where they were experiencing … [Read more...]

The Primitive Trail at Devil’s Garden

I expected to do the full loop, including the Primitive Trail, when we talked about hiking Devil's Garden in Arches National Park.  However, the fact that I was just recovering from a knee injury and the trail is listed as "strenuous" meant we'd have … [Read more...]

Lunch at Double O Arch in Devil’s Garden

Double O Arch is 2.1 miles in (direct route) on Devil's Garden Trail in Arches National Park.  You can hike further to the Dark Angel (the dark rock tower seen in the distance) and an another mile to your hike (round-trip).  The alternate Primitive … [Read more...]

Danger at Landscape Arch

One of the coolest thing about the Arch formations at Arches National Park is the accessibility.  For the most part, the trail takes you right up to, or through, the arch and allows you to really interact with the formations.  There is something … [Read more...]

Awed by Arches

As a flatlander from Philadelphia, where the steepest thing probably is a sidewalk curb, I was quite unprepared for the amazing rock formations in Arches National Park near Moab, Utah. These sandstone monoliths just seem to spring out of nowhere, … [Read more...]

Broken Arch from Devil’s Garden Campground

Since we managed to grab a spot at Devil's Garden Campground in Arches National Park a night early, we got to explore the area a little that afternoon.  Our first hike was Broken Arch Trail from the campground.  Once we got camp set up we headed up … [Read more...]

Tapestry Arch near Devil’s Garden Campground

  Tapestry Arch is located just outside Devil's Garden Campground at Arches National Park.  It is accessed off of the north trailhead of Broken Arch Trail and is best in late afternoon light. … [Read more...]

Devil’s Garden Campground at Arches NP

From May through October, Devil's Garden Campground is reservation only.  Our sort of last minute trip to Arches National Park was at the end of October and by the time I called to get reservations they were pretty full.  We would drive in Sunday … [Read more...]

Fall in Arches National Park

Fall color is amazing and is one thing that will get photographers out of their cozy beds and into the frosty pre-dawn mornings this time of year.  When I think of Fall color I think of places like Acadia National Park or Great Smoky Mountain NP, … [Read more...]