If you guessed that Arches National Park was known for well, arches, you might be right.
We spent a month just outside of the park exploring it, Moab, and nearby Canyonlands National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park.
There are a number of hiking options within the park, some jam-packed with tourists (Delicate Arch) and some well off the beaten path (Tower Arch).
We’d advise going mid-week in a non-tourist time, because we saw the wait at the entrance stretching all the way out to the highway, probably 3/4 mile! Luckily we found a back way into the park, you just need a high clearance 4wd and a passenger with a strong constitution 🙂
Double O Arch
Gossiping at the Organ
A very nice thing about Tower Arch is that it’s just not very convenient. A long drive along a bumpy dirt road, then a hike up to it – this keeps the tourist crowds away! We hiked into it from outside the park up a sandy wash, and we certainly enjoyed the solitude.