Arches National Park in Southern Utah is a desert. Red sand, red rock, small shrubbery. The rock structures all around the park are incredible; it makes you wonder how the earth can create something like these in nature, and the best thing is a lot of it you can still climb on. One day the wind and water will create different shapes, and eventually the rock arches this national park is known for will disappear. But for our day it was fantastic! The hike up to the delicate arch (first pic) was tough, and the heat bearing down on you didn’t make it any easier. We definitely should have left early in the morning. If you ignore the eye sore my bright green jacket is, you’ll see the beauty of the arch right behind us. Small person inside the arch for scale.
To our surprise, you can rock climb in the park. If you can spot him, in the second last picture there is a guy on top of one of the rocks. We watched him climb up the rock face until he reached the top and perched himself on it.