Arches National Park

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Photo credit: Sel & Poivre Photography

We visited Arches National Park a couple of times during our 13 day stay in Moab. Given its popularity and the fact that it was National Park week with free entry, it was crowded and we limited our time there. I thought this post would be best served as a photo essay.

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There is no doubt that the easy accessibility of the beautiful rock formations is captivating!

Right away you are met with huge rock formations like the The Organ, The Three Gossips and more. Then you reach Park Avenue which has great hiking. I love New York City, but this Park Avenue certainly is impressive!

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Park Avenue. Photo credit: Sel & Poivre Photography

Our favorite area is towards the beginning of the park, and its where we did the most photos. (We skipped taking photos of Delicate Arch as it is super crowded.)

You start with Balanced Rock. We did a sunrise session here. Despite being National Park Week, we were all alone! Even if the weather didn’t cooperate, we still got a nice photo of Balanced Rock with the La Sal Mountains in the background and a bit of the windows in the middle.

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Balanced Rock. Photo credit: Sel & Poivre Photography

Then you turn into Windows Area where you’ve got the Double Arch.

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Double Arch. Photo credit: Sel & Poivre Photography

Mr. Misadventures also had the opportunity to do night shooting here in 2014, Arches has rock formations that are perfect for capturing the moon, stars and Milky Way. He has a gorgeous Milky Way shot in his Arches portfolio.

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Double Arch at Night. Photo credit: Sel & Poivre Photography

Then comes the Windows, both North and South. So many photo opportunities here! This is Turret Arch from the North Window.

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The Windows. Photo credit: Sel & Poivre Photography

There is lots more to Arches National Park and after my first visit I can see why it is so popular, I’d love to go back in the fall to see what the park is like at that time of year.

How about you? Have you been to Arches National Park? Do you plan on visiting?

14 Comments

  1. Sarah
    May 11, 2016

    Oh my goodness what an absolutely beautiful looking place – I could imagine spending hours on end there just wandering through taking it all in. x

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  2. Audrey
    May 11, 2016

    This would be a beautiful national park to visit! We love to explore parks when we travel, I know my boys would love exploring there.

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  3. Scott
    May 11, 2016

    Never been, but by the photos I sure would love to go! What’s the average temp during the day?

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  4. Lisa @ A Bride On A Budget
    May 11, 2016

    Oh my gosh. Every photo I’ve seen of Moab is stunning. It’s on the top of my bucket list. This park sort of reminds me of Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. I went there a few years ago and loved it. Have you been?

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  5. CourtneyLynne
    May 11, 2016

    Omg what breathtaking photos!!! I have never been to this park. It’s actually the first time I’ve heard of it.

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  6. Rachael
    May 11, 2016

    I live very close to Arches, but have yet to explore it much. The photos in this post are making me want to hop in the car and head down for the weekend! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. nicole escat
    May 13, 2016

    what a wonderful place my family and friends will love to go there
    thank you

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  8. Amanda McMahon
    May 13, 2016

    Beautiful photos with beautiful natural lighting! Aww inspiring location!

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  9. Linda Manns Linneman
    May 14, 2016

    These rock formations are breath taking. Beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing this with us

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  10. Terry Poage
    May 14, 2016

    What a beautiful place.

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  11. The Char
    May 14, 2016

    That is beautiful, even though I don`t like going out much!

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  12. Katie
    May 16, 2016

    This is just gorgeous. I would love to see that in person.

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  13. Lauryn R
    May 16, 2016

    Wow, what a breathtaking park! You take beautiful pictures! 🙂 It definitely makes me want to pursue my dream of traveling.

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  14. […] Arches National Park has stunning red rock formations and over 2,000 sandstone arches.  There are plenty to hike around, crawl over and photograph in this park just outside of Moab, Utah. […]

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