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Arches National Park

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Arches National Park Utah USA

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.

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 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!

Park Avenue at Arches National Park Utah USA

Park Avenue in Arches National Park.

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.

Balanced Rock at Arches National Park Utah USA

Balanced Rock in Arches National Park.

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

Double Arch at Arches National Park Utah USA

Double Arch.

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.

Double Arch at Night in Arches National Park Utah USA

Double Arch at Night.

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

The Windows in Arches National Park Utah USA

The Windows in Arches National Park.

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?

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