Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sunday Travel Photo #2: Arches National Park

Visited in Summer 2010.  If you are the type that loves road trips, then you need to make Arches National Park, Utah your next travel destination. I have been to this park and trust me when I say it was a wow and awesome experience.

Wall Arch

Arches National Park Overview

Arches National Park is located in eastern Utah, United States. Its main location is on the Colorado River about 6km from Moab in Utah. The park is characterized by thousands of natural sandstone arches, and among them is the popular Delicate Arch. The park is also known to harbor lots of amazing and significant geological resources.

This area was formerly a National Monument but in November of 1971, it was renamed a National Park. One interesting fact about this park is that it plays host to over 750,000 visitors every year. This is a literal wonderland of red rocks that will blow your mind away when you visit the place.


Attractions At Arches National Park

1. Tower of Babel

I know the religious folks are interested in knowing more about this tower, because it was mentioned in the Holy Bible. Well this amazing tower can be viewed from the roadside, and it is located north of the Courthouse Towers (Tower of Babel is one of the Courthouse Towers). These Courthouse Towers are huge and made of natural sandstone, and they basically forms the background of the western part of the Park. If you have never visited this place, you are definitely missing a lot. If I were you, I will make Arches National Park, Utah my next travel destination, if you have never been yet.

2. Garden of Eden

You are sure to see the Garden of Eden when on a 2.5 mile scenic drive out of The Window Section of the park. This is the perfect place to get a clear view of some of the park's terrain, and this won't even require you to walk around before you can view the terrain and landscapes of Arches National Park. So what are you waiting for, travel to Arches National Park, Utah today and experience nature like never before.

3. Delicate Arch

Delicate Arch is one of the most popular arch in Arches National Park, Utah. The opening of the arch can be estimated to be 14m tall and 10m wide, and this arch has a lot of nicknames resulting from its unique structure. If you really wish to see and feel the awesomeness of this arch, then make Arches National Park, Utah your next travel destination.

4. Fiery Furnace

Every time the evening sun sets in, there is this red and orange glows that emanates from tall fins made of Entranda sandstone and Canyons. They are all natural and not man-made as some of you might want to speculate.

5. Primitive Trail

This is the ideal location for hikers, but you might want to stay away from this area if you are not an experienced hiker because, there are some very tricky spots on the trail.  I warned you!


How To Get To Arches National Park

If you are going by road trip, there is a national bus service that will take you to Green River, Utah ( it is 50 miles away from Grand Junction).

Arches National Park is 110 miles away from the southwest of Grand Junction.
I drove all the way from California.  But you can fly to SLC or to LAS, then pick up a rental car.  You do need a car.


“Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey.” – Fitzhugh Mullan

5 comments:

  1. We were just there a couple of years ago and your picture is as beautiful as I remember it! We weren't there for more than a couple of days and I would like to go back when I can stay longer.

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    1. I love Utah! I have 3 more NPs to visit in Utah.

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  2. I drove through Utah, to Idaho. I told my self I would go back to actually enjoy it, but never did. This might be my next trip!

    The scenery is amazing there. Driving through the main interstate, you see mountain peaks with snow, lush landscapes, and it's just truly amazing.

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    1. I love driving in Utah. Idaho is also nice. Shoshone is my favorite falls.

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  3. Camden3/15/2015

    I would have loved to see that section of the park called Garden of Eden. It sounds so lovely. :)
    I am really into nature and like to go hiking here locally and get out of the house a lot. It's so good to be out in nature, not shut inside the house all day with the computer. You are very lucky to get to see so many wonderful sites like this.

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