Sun-baked Adventures: Arches National Park, Moab

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Continuing on the trip in Southwest USA, we arrived at the Arches National Park, home to over 2000 sandstone arches.

We only had 2 days to explore these natural beauties, but excited to hike and see the famous sights.

We saw the Ute Petroglyphs at the base of the path to the Delicate Arch, these were carved between A.D. 1650 and 1850.

The famous Delicate Arch standing at 65-foot (20 m) in height. An important landmark used in Utah license plates.

Another angle of the arch on the descend.

The sandstone fins of the Fiery Furnace. We really wanted to venture into the maze but without a trained guide it is very easy to get lost inside.

Climbers attempting one of the pillars near the Garden of Eden.

Heading into the Devil’s Garden, we came across the Landscape Arch, the longest natural arch in the world, measuring at 290.1 ft (88.4 m) long. Since 1991 3 large pieces have fallen from the arch, leading to the closure of the path that runs underneath it.

We ventured deeper into the Northern region of the park.

Hiking in between some of the fins that we had seen yesterday.

The Turret Arch in the mid-section of the park.

Sunset near the North Window Arch, looking over Turret Arch.

We had to hike down to our RV and head towards our next destination – Zion National Park.

SamSun-baked Adventures: Arches National Park, Moab

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