[tmt_info =””]Arches National Park is located just north of Moab, off US 191. Thanks to the newly paved and widened entrance, you can’t miss it. (The visitor’s center is new too, and well worth a stop.)[/tmt_info]
[tmt_info =””]This was my second visit to Arches. You can click here to jump into the Arches & Canyons trip, which also includes stops in Canyonlands National Park, Zion, Las Vegas, and the Grand Canyon.[/tmt_info]
There would be no blue skies over these brilliant red rock formations on this visit. The sky was already threatening to pour, during my stop at Park Avenue. So I took a few shots at the viewpoint, then moved on.
Here’s one place I didn’t stop during my previous visit: the Petrified Sand Dunes. You can hike out among them if you wish, but the view from the side of the road is sufficient.
Note: This trip was first published in 2005.