Yet to even access the arches off the main road was not easy. Many of them are not visible from the parking area. We were out in scorching heat. We had to climb up rocky hills, hike across slippery stones, maneuver through snake and scorpion infested brush and even squeeze through some gigantic, narrow boulders...to get a good, up-close-and-personal view of these ancient stone formations. We were disappointed that there was not easier access to some of the other 1990 arches. Apparently the bulk of the arches are way, way, way off road and accessible only by lengthy foot paths or all terrain vehicles. Normally a 2-3 mile hike doesn't faze us. But in this blazing heat...no way. If we had been here in the fall or spring...the climate would have been much more pleasant.
|A hat always makes a good prop.|
|Sandstone rock arches look like they're smooching.|
|We had to squeeze through this narrow passage to view some arches.|
|The famous "Delicate" Arch.|
|Red rock cliffs reflect in the waters of the Colorado River in Moab, Utah.|