Winter in Arches

Saturday, December 27, 2008

On Saturday, Amanda and I spent our day doing some easy hikes in Arches National Park. While I have been there a number of times before, there are a few famous sights that I have never made it to before. Mostly because there are too many people at those areas during the spring and fall. During the winter, there are a lot less people in the park, so it is a perfect time to check out some of the more popular sights 🙂

We started out the day by hiking through Devils Garden and making our way to Landscape Arch.

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After spending a bit of time taking photos here, we then headed back and checked out Tunnel Arch.

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Before making it back to the Jeep, we also checked out Pine Tree Arch

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Our next stop was the Windows section of the park. Along the way, we got sidetracked by Skyline Arch and Sand Dune Arch.

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We eventually did make it to the Windows section of the park and took the short hike.

The Windows

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South Window

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Turret Arch

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I also couldn’t leave this section of Arches without seeing the famous Double Arch!

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I can’t help but stop and take a picture of Balance Rock every time I drive by it.

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On our way out of the park for the day, I had to stop at the La Sal Mountain Overlook, which is one of my favorites in the park.

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Overall, it was a great day at Arches, even if it was a little cold 🙂


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