Arches National Park–End of the Summer Road Trip 2016-1

We had a great time at the Sacajewea Bluegrass Festival, so we decided to go to the Four Corners Folk Festival, held at Pagosa Springs, CO over the labor day weekend.  Colorado seemed not too far when we purchased the tickets for the festival, but we discovered it is a long drive (21 hours!), so decided to stop at National Parks on the way there and on the way back.  We visited Arches, Mesa Verde, Black Canyon, Grand Teton and Yellowstone.

Arches National Park

On the 3rd day of our road trip, we pulled into Moab, UT around 2:00 P.M.  It was hot. so we first went to an RV campground, and took care of registration, etc, and headed to the Arches National Park around 4:00 P.M.  The red rocks looked beautiful under the blue sky, but it was still hot when we started.

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One of the windows.  You can see in this picture, but there were a lot of people in spite of the heat.

dsc_0637 Delicate Arch.  You can walk up to this arch, and you can see some people in this picture, but it was too hot for me.  We hiked to a view point instead.

dsc_0678 Broken Arch.  When we came out of the Sand arch,  we found ourselves at the trail head to Broken Arch.   It has gotten cooler, so we decided to walk to Broken Arch.   There was hardly anyone there.  I guess this arch is not as famous as the others, but it was my favorite!  The Sun started to  go down, and rabbits were busy finding their dinner.dsc_0700 dsc_0682 dsc_0696 dsc_0709

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