Earlier this month my husband's family had a reunion in Crested Butte, Colorado and after the reunion weekend, my husband and I took off to travel southeast Utah. Our main destination was the Arches National Park in Moab, Utah. I have never been to this part of Utah, so I really enjoyed seeing the rock formations and landscape. My advice is, if you are visiting the park in the middle of summer, wear a good hat, sunscreen and drink massive amounts of water! But it was worth walking around in the heat to see the awesome landscape. I thought I'd share some photos from the trip.
View from the Mountain looking down on Crested Butte ski resort.
My first view of rock formations
You can drive around the Park or stop to walk a short way to see different arches
I wanted to capture the moon in this photo
We arrived at the Park at the hottest part of the day. So, after a couple of hours we went into town, had an early dinner and planned on going back out to the Arches National Park at dusk. I'm really glad we did this because the setting sun revealed all the pretty colors in the rocks and landscape.
The Balanced Rock
I think this is my favorite photo. End of the day
We got up early the next morning and took a 3 hour hike on a trail at the northern end of the Park. We saw more arches and lots of little critters running around. Snakes, lizards and cottontail bunnies were busy in the early morning.
To get a perspective on how large the formation is, that's me under one!
My husband on top of a steep trail that I was too chicken to climb!
After our hike, we left the park and drove through northeast New Mexico visiting little towns like Angel Fire, NM. Slowly, we turned the car south to head back to Texas. It was nice seeing big clouds again!
It was a fun trip but it is always good to be back home. I hope you are enjoying your Summer, too!