Arches National Park
The final little jaunt on my Colorado/Utah trip was down the road from Canyonlands at Arches National Park. Arches is up there on my list of favorite national parks, it's got tons of unique landscapes that just have to be seen to be believed. It's also one of the most highly trafficked parks in the country [I mean the arch that's on every Utah license plate is there]. In contrast to the last time I was there in December when it was barren, this time it was packed. There's nothing I hate more than parking lot National Parks, so after putting up with people for a few hours everyone pretty much packed off to go get drunk in Moab. It also got significantly windier and freezing!
The last time I did the hike out to the famous Delicate Arch, but judging from the people waiting for spots at the parking lot there was no way I was going to do a couple hour trek out there only to have hoards of people making peace signs. That and it was pretty questionable how good the sunset was going to be, a storm seemed to be blowing through so I did the side view of the arch...not as good, but it was nice to get out and stretch the legs. To see past trips and see more of Arches National Park, visit my National Parks Photo Guide.
You can see more of our Arches National Park work on our National Parks Photo Guide.