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Devil's Canyon, UT
Devil's Canyon, UT
Devil's Canyon, UT
Devil's Canyon, UT

On July 6th we drove to Moab UT. Along the way we say some beautiful scenery like this Devils Canyon. We stayed at the Archview RV Park which is near Arches National Park.

Our Motorhome at Archview RV Park
Our Motorhome at Archview RV Park

The next day we drove along the Colorado River to Castle Valley and back. It was a beautiful drive with high monumental walls on either side of the river.

Colorado River, UT
Colorado River, UT
Colorado River, UT
Colorado River, UT
Castle Valley, UT
Castle Valley, UT
Castle Valley, UT
Castle Valley, UT

We spent most of the next day in Arches National Park. The road into the park is a spectacular introduction to the wonderful sights to come. One of the first things we saw was a rock formation known as Park Avenue. Then a short drive took us to the Courthouse Towers and the Three Gossips.

Arches National Park, UT
Arches National Park, UT
Arches National Park, UT
Park Avenue, Arches National Park, UT
Arches National Park, UT
The Three Gossips, Arches National Park, UT

Along the next few miles of road we saw many fantastic formations, including the Great Wall, the Petrified Dunes and the Rock Pinnacles. Next came the very intriguing Balanced Rock.

Arches National Park, UT
Balanced Rock, Arches National Park, UT
Arches National Park, UT
Balanced Rock, Arches National Park, UT

Then we turned right into the Windows Section of the park, where we saw many more fantastic rock formations, including the Cove of Caves and Double Arch.

Arches National Park, UT
Arches National Park, UT
Arches National Park, UT
South Window, Arches National Park, UT
Arches National Park, UT
Cove of Caves and Double Arch, Arches National Park, UT

Next we went back to the main road, past Balanced Rock, and headed North past Panorama Point, to Delicate Arch. Because it was about 104 degrees in the shade, I decided not to hike up to Delicate Arch for a closer look.

Arches National Park, UT
Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, UT
Arches National Park, UT
Arches National Park, UT
Arches National Park, UT
Arches National Park, UT

The final northern leg of the trip took us past the Salt Valley and the Fiery Furnace, to the Devils Garden area. Then we turned around and did much of the same trip going south, past the Fiery Furnace, Balanced Rock and the Courthouse Towers.

Arches National Park, UT
Devils Garden, Arches National Park, UT
Arches National Park, UT
Devils Garden, Arches National Park, UT
Arches National Park, UT
Devils Garden, Arches National Park, UT

I have seen many fantastic places in my life, but Arches National Park ranks right up there with the best of them. I really want to see Canyonlands and several other national parks in Utah, but I think they'll have to wait for another trip to this magical part of the country.

Arches National Park, UT
Arches National Park, UT
Arches National Park, UT
Arches National Park, UT

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