Tuesday, November 18, 2014


It’s Tuesday, November 11th and we have rolled into our last national park for this trip, Arches National Park in Utah.

There is no overnight parking at Arches unless you have a backcountry permit, so we got ourselves a permit with no intention of stepping foot in the backcountry of the desert where there are no trails or water sources. Instead we hiked/ran a trail out to the famous Delicate Arch for sunset.

Later we hit a cool outdoor store and restaurant in Moab and slept at the trailhead where we would have hiked into the backcountry. The next day we took the drive through the park to Devil’s Garden Trailhead to checkout a handful more of the couple thousand arches that can be found at this park.
Landscape Arch
The trail to these arches was mostly paved until you reach the part of the loop that is called a “primitive” trail which is apparently code for “unpaved”. It was an oddly cold and terribly windy day, but there was much solitude on the primitive trail and was a nice end to our 2014 tour of America’s national parks. Time to start heading east L.

Fees Waived with Annual Pass:

Carlsbad Caverns National Park $20
Petrified Forest National Park $10
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument $10
Wupatki National Monument $10
Grand Canyon National Park $25
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area $15
Zion National Park $25

Arches National Park $10

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