Arches National Park

151 Pictures: 0-20 , 20-40 , 40-60 , 60-80 , 80-100 , 100-120 , 120-140 , 141-151

Gnarled TreeGnarled Tree (10/15/2005) A beautiful gnarled desert tree in Arches.

Wall ArchWall Arch (10/15/2005) Wall Arch in Arches National Monument.

Weathered RocksWeathered Rocks (10/15/2005) Intriguing weathered rocks in Arches National Park.

Partition ArchPartition Arch (10/15/2005) Partition Arch is a double arch. There is a person peaking through the side window.

Erosion PatternErosion Pattern (10/15/2005) There is a very strange erosion pattern on this wall near Navajo Arch.

Land Scape ArchLand Scape Arch (10/15/2005) Landscape Arch in Arches National Monument.

Devils Garden TrailDevils Garden Trail (10/15/2005) The Devils Garden Trail in Arches.

TrailTrail (10/15/2005) Notice the slope of the sandstone layers. Arches sits atop a salt dome. The sandstone itself was pushed in all sorts of directions.

Moon over CanyonsMoon over Canyons (10/15/2005) Moon over Arches National Monument.

Arches National ParkArches National Park (10/20/2005) The Arches National Park area viewed from highway 191 into Moab.

Navajo ArchNavajo Arch (10/15/2005) Navajo Arch in Arches National Monument.

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Arches National Park

Arches National Park in South Eastern Utah is a photographer's paradise. Everywhere you turn you will find new and wonderous formations. The subtle lighting of the desert and changing of the seasons guarantee that each trip through the park will provide new insight and photo opportunities. A true photographer could spend a life time examining the light in this small paradise.

Here I present a quick walk through the Park, and I encourage anyone wishing to undertand the desert to stop in Moab and to spend at least one day exploring Arches National Park.


Context: Desert

Devils Garden (60 pictures) The Devils Garden Trail is a popular hike in Arches National Park.

Moab, Utah (138 pictures) Moab is just south of Arches National Park on Highway 191. If you plan on visiting Arches, you should plan a stay in this desert oasis.

Colorado River (96 pictures) Arches National Park is just north of the Colorado River. The Colorado River plays a fundamental role in the erosion process which exposed the park.

Grand Junction, Colorado (95 pictures) Grand Junction is the closest metropolitan area to Arches.

Granstaff Canyon (14 pictures) Negro Bill's Canyon is south of Arches National Park (across the Colorado River). The trail goes through terrain similar to Arches.

Sevenmile Canyon (31 pictures) Sevenmile Canyon is due West of Arches (on the road to Canyonlands and Dead Horse Point).

Corona Arch Trail (31 pictures) The Corona Arch Trail (down the Colorado River) features several arches in the Navajo Sandstone layer.


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