Arches National Park, Moab

After our Kokopelli bike trip, we spent several hours hiking through Arches National Park in Moab, UT.  It’s a truly magical place with towering red rock all around.  The park sits on an underground salt bed, which is what contributes to the formations.  

Arches National Park
Arches National Park
Arches National Park
Arches National Park

Salt under the deep “Entrada sandstone” sediment has shifted and in areas collapsed, and other portions are thrust upward.  

Arches National Park
see car on road for perspective – these rocks tower above the land

Skyline Arch

Skyline Arch
Skyline Arch
Skyline Arch
Kyle working on bokeh effect

Landscape Arch

There are over 2000 arches within the park, and they range in size from a few feet to over 300 feet with the Landscape Arch.  

heading to Landscape Arch trail
Landscape Arch
Landscape Arch
Landscape Arch
Landscape Arch

Navajo Arch

After Landscape Arch, we hiked up a bit of exposed rock to see Partition Arch and Navajo Arch.

a bit exposed on way to Navajo and Partition Arches
rock formations on way to Navajo Arch
rock formations on way to Navajo Arch
Navajo Arch
Navajo Arch
Navajo Arch
Navajo Arch
Navajo Arch
Navajo Arch

Partition Arch

A short distance from Navajo Arch is Partition Arch, offering a great view of the park below.

Partition Arch
Partition Arch

We only spent a few hours in the park due to the heat, and will return and explore other sections.  

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