off road driving
Arches National Park in eastern Utah, is a highlight of any trip to the Southwest. The bright red rock against the deep blue sky will help even the most amateur photographer take stunning photographs. This site features more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches, including the Delicate Arch. In a desert climate millions of years of erosion have led to these structures, while the ground has life-sustaining soil crust and potholes. Other geologic formations are stone columns, spires, fins, and towers. Located near Moab, Utah, it is also a haven for adventure travel and adrenaline junkies. Compared to other National Parks in the region, the highlights can be seen within a day or two. If you are short on time, you can drive past many scenic points to snap a quick picture. With more time, make sure to hike to Delecate Arch (the iconic arch on the Utah license plates), and if you are feeling adventurous (and energetic), try a hike through Devil's Garden. Along this hike you will see such wonders as Tunnel Arch, Pine Tree Arch, Landscape Arch, Partition Arch, Navajo Arch, Wall Arch (which recently fell), Double O Arch, and Dark Angel.
Did this today with my a baby on my back and three kids ages 4-9. We continued from landscape arch to Navajo arch. Super easy for the kids to get to landscape arch, a little tricky getting up/down the rocks just past landscape arch due to rains today making for slick rock. Pretty crowded for winter (I assume due to the holiday weekend) was the only downside, but not unexpected.
You owe it to yourself to go and see this place! What a cool hike! We started it early evening so when we got to the arch the sun was setting beautifully and not too hot. We made our way back with just the light of a full moon and it was spectacular. Do this hike!!!
One of the most beautiful and interesting places on earth. You need a guide to do this hike as you would get lost in this labyrinth if you didn't. Even though you are forced to hike with a group of people and a guide, it si well worth it and not very hard.