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RV day 21

Arches National Park

Today we began our day with an early start. We had been warned about getting to Arches NP early to ensure we got a park as they are in the midst of expanding the carpark and ironically therefore have less parking spots. Our destination this morning was the Delicate Arch a 3 mile round trip from the carpark, mainly uphill to the Arch.

Delicate Arch stands as an iconic image of Arches NP and is used as a symbol for the State of Utah. Surrounded by sky and pierced by nature, Delicate Arch perches precariously on the edge of a smooth sandstone bowl and is reminiscent of an amphitheater. It is as dramatic as it is breathtaking.

We continue our day by seeing the Garden of Eden, Double Arch, North and South Windows, the Parade of Elephants, Balanced Rock and finally Park Avenue. Balanced Rock defies gravity and is a very picturesque formation. Park Avenue is a flat walled canyon with walls similar to that of a big city skyline.

Arches NP has vast views, vibrant colours and a skyline formed by magnificent rock towers, gigantic arches, 'windows', spires and other unique wind worn sandstone formations. An extraordinary landscape we can only marvel at.

Miles covered: 2,466


Posted by V3USA 15:04

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