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Arches National Park Photo Essay

I think given the amount of time I spent in Arches I covered a lot of ground, considering I was not there for even a full day. I did not get in every spot I wanted to, but I got in the main attractions.

I got to see Delicate Arch

Delicate Arch, Arches National Park
Delicate Arch, Arches National Park

And The Windows

Arches National Park Photo Essay
The Windows

Although I was bummed that I decided to skip the hike into Fiery Furnace, a ranger led only hike, I still got to see the mysterious rock formations that make up the furnace.

Arches National Park Photo Essay
Fiery Furnace

Balance Rock is probably one of the most recognizable rock formations in Arches, aside from Delicate Arch.  Balance Rock is a must see and conveniently located right next to the road with a short trail leading you around the rock.

Arches National Park Photo Essay
Balance Rock

Arches are found all over the park, like Landscape Arch, one of the less than sturdy looking arches. In 1991 a large slab of rock broke off from Landscape Arch. Luckily no one was hurt but it did result in the trail no longer passing under the arch.

Arches National Park Photo Essay
Landscape Arch

Also seen along the trail out to Landscape Arch is the Tunnel Arch.

Arches National Park Photo Essay
Tunnel Arch

Near The Windows you can see the Parade of Elephants. Do you see the elephant?

Arches National Park Photo Essay
Parade of Elephants
Arches National Park Photo Essay
The light shining through his eye sort of makes him look like he’s looking at you!

Considering the mountainous terrain I was surprised to find such a wide open space once I arrived in the park.

Arches National Park Photo Essay
Arches National Park

I always love the silvery grey trees against the rich orange color of the sandstone in Utah.

Arches National Park Photo Essay
Arches National Park

The desert fauna is not only hearty but also beautiful!

Arches National Park Photo Essay
The fauna at Arches National Park

The sandstone along Park Avenue has a chic zig-zag pattern to it.

Arches National Park Photo Essay
the sandstone at Arches National Park

And lastly, ironically as it greets you at the entrance, the National Park sign for Arches.

Arches National Park Photo Essay
Arches National Park

Have you ever been to Arches National Park? Drop me a note in the comments and tell me about your favorite spot at Arches!

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