We stayed at Portal RV Park in Moab and the Arches was just a 5 minute drive down the road. Wow….I really liked the Arches National Park. There is so much to see. We went on two different days and there were still many places to go. It was really “HOT” over 100 degrees but we still hiked to Delicate Arch. It is considered a strenuous trail for a 3 mile hike…up hill….in the sun. We made it no problem. When you get to the top and you stand under the arch in the shade with the breeze blowing and you watch the clouds go by….I thought it was breathtaking and worth the hike. Even though there were numerous people there….it was still peaceful….to look around and think about the energy and force of nature to create the landscape.
Our second day in the park we took easy hikes. We hiked to Skyline Arch which was only .4 miles round trip and then to Broken Arch which was 1.3 roundtrip. Those hikes are considered easy trails. On the Broken Arch trail there was a bonus side trip to Tapestry Arch, which of course we took the trail. If you have Verizon, you have cell reception….as we were exploring Tapestry Arch, my phone rings…….I was shocked….so I thought it was kinda funny to be what seems so far away and yet so close. We continued on and made the loop to Broken Arch. It was a quiet trail, we only met a few on the trail. After we finished that trail we headed over to the Windows section of the park to do those hikes. It was so crowded there was no parking so photos of Turret Arch and the Windows are all from our truck. I look forward to returning and seeing more beautiful arches.
Skyline, Tapestry, Broken Arch – Windows Section
All of the below photos where taken from the truck because there was no parking available to do the hikes…maybe next trip back.