Arches National Park

Landscape Arch

Which is the one place where it never rains? The desert? Wrong answer. We stayed in Moab for three nights and had thunderstorms on any of them. One following the other. The positive aspect was that our campground had roofs for the tents (really!!!). So - at least - the tent didn't become wet. The days were mostly nice. But there were still some clouds in the mornings. This is why it was not so hot.

Double-O arch. There is a small one on the left side below the big one

Place to eat: When driving from North into Moab one of the first restaurants on the left side is Eklectica, 352 No Main St. Especially for vegetarians this is a great place you would regret if you missed it.

If you aim for a guided mountain bike trek on the great slick rock, you should call a company several days in advance because otherwise you probably won't get a ticket.

Places to stay: There are many large campgrounds in Moab. It should not be a problem to find a spot, even in high season.

Other interesting areas around Moab are Canyonlands National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park and the not so famous Fisher Towers State Recreation Area some miles east of Moab along the Colorado river. I'm sure the later one would be a national park in any other state, but Utah has such an unbelievable amount of geological highlights, that the Fisher Towers became just a state recreation area. Positive about that is that as such that area is probably much more protected because only few people go there.

Nationalparks in the USA (Governmental homepage of the US national parks)

Delicate Arch
The most famous one: Delicate Arch. Can you see Nicole standing in the center of the arch? The size of this arch is really unbelievable.

Standing on the top of the double-O
South window, looking straight into the sky...
North and south window from the back side
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