I am finally home for good from my summer of traveling. I miss it. I miss being on the road and having daily adventures. I miss the chance to be with my kids – no distractions (because, let’s face it…most of the remote locations we visited did not have great cell phone coverage, and I certainly wasn’t near a computer!).
Since I have an abundance of photos from my 27-day road trip, I’m really just beginning to share them here. Today I’ve got a ton of pictures from our visit to Arches National Park in Southern Utah.
We thought we had gotten pretty lucky when the weather was cool – just in the 80s (which is very rare for Southern Utah in July!) – but we were sorely disappointed when we discovered that the road to THE most famous arch (Delicate Arch) was closed off that day due to the recent rains. Yes, we were blocked from seeing Delicate Arch due to flooding. In the dessert.
Unfortunately, we didn’t have the time to make the 2-3 hour round trip hike, nor were we prepared with water for a hike that long. But despite the disappointment at missing the iconic Delicate Arch, we were able to see some breathtaking sights that made the trip more than worth it.
Here are just a few of my favorite shots from our 4 hours in the park.
Note: If you’re planning a trip to Arches, I would recommend staying nearby (Moab, Utah is the closest city with plenty of hotels and camping locations) and spending a few days in the park. If your time is limited, like ours was, you can still see plenty of the park by driving to look-out points and trail heads. All of the locations we visited were very moderate “hikes” to get up close.
Have you ever been to Arches? What was your favorite part? (Don’t say Delicate Arch or you may make me cry)…
It’s Photostory Friday/Give Me Your Best Shot time! What have you been taking pictures of this week? Link up below (and have a great weekend!).
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Every time I visit, I think the same thing! Maryland (home) is beautiful, too, but there’s something about the mountains and the views in Utah that are just breathtaking!
Seriously, these pictures are gorgeous! Utah is the most beautiful state. Much different from my home state of Kentucky!
Janet W. says
Wow the scenery is beautiful! I love being out in nature like this!