MOAB OR BUST! Going to Arches National Park has been on our bucket list for a long time, and we finally made it! Arches is one of many National Parks in Utah and is so unique. It is most famously known for "The Delicate Arch", which happens to be on the Utah license plate! The Park has many different Arches and other natural wonders just like them. (I will be doing another post featuring some of the other attractions soon?) We only spent a quick 2 days in Moab and wish we had longer! Next time we go we will be taking advantage of the amazing rafting, mountain biking, and 4-wheeling that Moab has to offer. Our trips never seem to be long enough!
The last part of the trail to the Arch! This hike was not as easy as we thought… And definitely hotter than we thought too! It felt so nice to be on some flat land and finally have some shade as we rounded the corner. But come on, look at that view. WORTH IT!
Mama I made it! The Delicate Arch is so beautiful, and mysterious. I can’t even wrap my head around how it got here! Nature is so wonderful? The Delicate Arch is so much bigger than it looks from afar. And it is so windy! From standing straight in the middle I thought I was going to fall off the cliff and die. If you go on a windy day, be prepared for what is ahead. Haha! It was so funny watching everyone crawl around the rock and try to defy Mother Nature.
Wind Tunnel!Taking in the beautiful view ? And the shade! The Park is doing some construction right now so they shut down at 7pm. We were so disappointed that we couldn’t watch the sunset from Arch. But we will definitely be back to do it someday!The hike to the top is so much harder than expected. I hadn’t been to Moab in about 10 years and did NOT remember how this short hike was. Online I read that it was about 2 miles round trip. And we honestly felt like we hiked 6! I guess our first warning is that on every site people say “Take at least 2 quarts of water per person. There is no shade during hike”. And boy is that right! The hike up is pretty steep in some areas and goes between trail, slick rock, and sand. Maybe we are just out of shape but we were sweating pretty hard by the end of it. In our defense it was about 100 degrees out. But we definitely got pushed along by the kids and grandmas who were hiking next to us and finished in good time??
My favorite adventure buddy and my best pal! Being married to someone with a desire for adventure is so fun. We are so excited for the rest of our summer adventures and can’t wait to share them!
Double window trail next to the double arch. This trail was soooo windy while we were hiking if you can’t tell from the picture. We were ready to run back to the car and out of the sand storm after this one!
The double arch! Being inside this cove reminded me so much of Lake Powell! And made me so excited to go next month.
That’s the end of our trip to Moab! Now onto our next Southern Utah adventure!?