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Location: Denver

Day 1 - 1 May 2019

Moab

Denver, Moab
Denver, Moab
Denver, Moab

Content: We started our road trip to Arches National Park from Denver. The total distance is 350 miles and took 6.5 hours, with a gas stop along the way. We took I-70 from Denver into Utah, then Scenic Byway 128 through Cisco joining up with Highway 191 just north of Moab.

Location: Moab

Day 1 - 1 May 2019

Hyatt Place Moab

Moab, Hyatt Place Moab
Moab, Hyatt Place Moab
Moab, Hyatt Place Moab

Content: Beautiful new property with spacious rooms and rustic modern decor. Heated pool and huge hot tub with large fireplace makes for a relaxing way to end the day

Arches National Park

Moab, Arches National Park
Moab, Arches National Park
Moab, Arches National Park

Content: Arches National Park is a wonderland of desert vistas, short hiking trails, strange rock formations, and you guessed it, arches. It costs $30 per vehicle to enter the park and this is good for seven days.

Location: Arches National Park

Day 1 - 1 May 2019

Arches Scenic Drive

Arches National Park, Arches Scenic Drive
Arches National Park, Arches Scenic Drive
Arches National Park, Arches Scenic Drive

Content: There is one road that travels through Arches National Park and that is Arches Scenic Drive. It is 19 miles in length, from Highway 191 to the Devils Garden trailhead in the back of the park.It takes about a half an hour to drive the total distance.

Park Avenue

Arches National Park, Park Avenue
Arches National Park, Park Avenue
Arches National Park, Park Avenue

Content: This short, easy hike wanders past massive rock formations such as the Three Gossips and the Courthouse Towers. There are no arches but it is still a wonderful walk.The distance is 1 mile (1.6 km) one-way and length of time is about 30 to 45 minute.

La Sal Mountains

Arches National Park,  La Sal Mountains
Arches National Park,  La Sal Mountains
Arches National Park,  La Sal Mountains

Content: This is the first viewpoint we came across as we drive into Arches NP. Again, there are no arches in view but we got a 360° panoramic view not only of the park but also of the La Sal Mountains off in the distance.

Balanced Rock

Arches National Park, Balanced Rock
Arches National Park, Balanced Rock

Content: This famous rock formation is a must-see. We drive right past it on the main road but it is worth pulling over for a quick visit. There is a small parking lot and from here we walked around Balanced Rock for an up-close view.

The Window and Turret Arch

Arches National Park, The Window and Turret Arch
Arches National Park, The Window and Turret Arch
Arches National Park, The Window and Turret Arch

Content: On this short hike we got to see three very cool arches: North Window, South Window, and Turret Arch. These arches are connected by one hiking trail. To get to Turret Arch, take the spur trail just a short distance.

Moab Diner

Arches National Park, Moab Diner
Arches National Park, Moab Diner
Arches National Park, Moab Diner

Content: Perfect spot after a long hiking. We just got eggs, toast and hash browns so wasn’t expecting anything out of the ordinary, but it was so good. We added their special green chili sauce, which to our surprise was not green and more like a gravy, but it was delicious. Would definitely come back!

Location: Arches National Park

Day 2 - 2 May 2019

Double Arch

Arches National Park, Double Arch
Arches National Park, Double Arch

Content: It may look small from a distance but these arches are massive. In fact, Double Arch is the tallest arch in the park. It is a short walk to get here and this is one of the few places where you can climb on the rocks under the arch.

Delicate Arch

Arches National Park,  Delicate Arch
Arches National Park,  Delicate Arch
Arches National Park,  Delicate Arch
Arches National Park,  Delicate Arch

Content: This is the main attraction in Arches National Park. People from all around the world travel to Arches to see this arch. So expect big crowds and a busy trail. It’s a 3-mile round trip hike over slick rock and sandy trails. From the car park we walked uphill most of the way to get to the arch.

Upper Delicate Arch Viewpoint

Arches National Park, Upper Delicate Arch Viewpoint
Arches National Park, Upper Delicate Arch Viewpoint

Content: To get a view of Delicate Arch without going on a strenuous hike, we visited Upper Delicate Arch Viewpoint. We still had to do some walking, but it is shorter and easier than the walk to Delicate Arch.

Devils Garden and Landscape Arch

Arches National Park, Devils Garden and Landscape Arch
Arches National Park, Devils Garden and Landscape Arch
Arches National Park, Devils Garden and Landscape Arch

Content: Devils Garden is the best hike to do in Arches National Park. On the way to Landscape Arch, visited Pine Tree Arch and Tunnel Arch. Whether you hike just a short section of the Devils Garden Trail or the entire loop, you are in for a treat.

Fiery Furnace

Arches National Park,  Fiery Furnace
Arches National Park,  Fiery Furnace
Arches National Park,  Fiery Furnace

Content: Named for the reddish glow it gets at sunset, the Fiery Furnace is one of the neatest non-arch spots in Arches National Park.This 2 mile strenuous hike took us through a maze of canyons formed by sandstone fins.

El Charro Loco

Arches National Park, El Charro Loco

Content: The food was incredible! Their re fried beans are fantastic and have really delicious seasoning. Amazing prices for the portions. Some of the most courteous service we had ever experienced! Wonderful and friendly atmosphere.

Location: Arches National Park

Day 3 - 3 May 2019

Denver

Arches National Park, Denver
Arches National Park, Denver
Arches National Park, Denver

Content: After this amazing two days road trip we checked out from hotel and head back to home.