Arches National Park’s Fiery Furnace trip is an amazing hike through a desert maze filled with towering red rock fins, arches and spires.
The 36-mile road inside Arches National Park is a drive chock full of towering red rock walls and spectacular rock arches. The designer of this amazing road knew what he was doing putting the mother-load of arches at the end of the asphalt. Like finding a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow…
Arches National Park is home to some colossal rock formations—carved by water, wind, and time. The scale of the rock arches can be hard to fathom. That is why I love this photo. The size of this rock formation (Double Arch) can really be visualized when my wife’s silhouette is used as a reference. This…
Arches National Park’s rock formations are beautiful and well known, but the few flowers that grow in this desert climate can be as equally stunning.
The Colorado River cuts through the dramatic landscape near Moab, Utah.
This is another view of Arches National Park’s Delicate Arch reflected in a puddle of rain water.
The snow-capped La Sal Mountains seem very odd in the desert environment of the Colorado Plateau near Moab, Utah. The streaking clouds of heavy rain appear to point to the snowy peaks below, highlighting their beauty in a magical way.
Deserts are harsh environments that are often teaming with resilient life forms. This thick-skinned Juniper tree stands near the trail to Sand Arch in Arches National Park. The Park lies in the mist of the Colorado Plateau a large desert area that spans Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico.
I wrote last month about how much I like the hike to Delicate Arch inside Arches National Park. The angle seen here is a bit harder to capture. A thunderstorm rolled through and caused my wife and I too have to abandon our first attempt to make it up the trail, but it was a blessing in disguise….