Sunday, May 15, 2011

Moab, Utah

The majestic beauty of the landscape carved by millions and millions of years of erosion is simply breathtaking. If you have never been to Moab, Utah I highly recommend a visit. It's a place I have always wanted to visit. I finally got the chance to go a couple of weeks ago and spend a weekend there. Moab is located in the South Eastern corner of the State of Utah we flew into Salt Lake City and then drove down about four hours to get to Moab.

There are many national parks in that area and we started our adventure driving through Arches National Park. We arrived later on in the day so the sun was almost setting casting an orange glow over the already vibrant red sand and rock formations.

The following day we returned to Arches National Park and hiked an area known as Devils Garden. In this area are two well known arches. First one was Landscape Arch and it is probably one of the longest spanning arches in the park. It's fenced off so you can't really get to close to it due to the fact that in recent years there were sections of the arch that actually collapsed.

The second arch we hiked to is called Double O and you can see why. This one you can walk right up to and even climb if you're adventurous enough.

An area that we did not get a chance to hike through is called the Fiery Furnace. This is only allowed with a Park Ranger guide because there is a lot of climbing through tight areas and the trails are not marked. Unfortunately the tours were all booked up days in advance. I recommend if you do want to do the hike to register online ahead of time. Lesson learned.

The next day we drove out to Canyonlands National Park. There are amazing lookout points along the way and Dead Horse Point is one of the more iconic ones.

This is the huge valley and canyon looking down from the Grand View lookout point.

The most well known arch at Canyonlands is Mesa Arch. The view is simply incredible and this was by far my favourite spot.

1 comment:

MoabUtah said...

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Great series for Utah!