Always went to Arches, first time to Canyonlands, very nice place. Hope to return.
Biked the White Rim Road in 2014. Going to do it again in May. Just did the Needles in March. Saw Druid Arch, Joint Trail, and the Confluence. Need to hit the Maze and Island in the Sky more thoroughly.
Nine years between visits. The first time was to the Maze district for a long backpacking trip. This time around I was sightseeing by vehicle mostly with a couple short hikes. I had to cut the trip short though when the truck broke down and I had to spend 3 days in Moab waiting for it to be fixed.
This beautiful National park does not get the attention that it deserves. It is true that it is not easy to get to it. There are lots of things to do and a couple of days of exploration are a must.
Did these two little hikes with the family, which both offered nice panoramic views.
Another wonderful desert hiking area I try to hit each spring when the snow gets to be too much up North in the Yellowstone area. Nice hikes available, especially in the Islands area.
So much to see, climb, hike, so little time.
The gf and I just drove around the Island in the Sky region, snapped the pre-requisite pics. It was the third time visiting the area, as i did twice when younger with the family. It's a very beautiful area of the country, and staying in Moab, combining Arches with Canyonlands is awesome! I will do it again....
great area! love red rocks
...maybe I'll hike next time
with my dad and brother...
too long ago, such a light laden place
Unbelievable colors! Need to come back in the Fall when its cooler.
Multiple trips spent here top-roping, mountain biking, trail-running, hiking and camping. Visited Island in the Sky and Maze on two ocasions.
The scenery is outstanding and awe-inspiring. Summers are great and winters are equally cold.
Still need to get back here and learn how to climb towers.
Many trips to Dead Horse as well.
In June 2009, were fortunate to backpack the morning after a big rain. Saw some cool stuff in the temporary ponds, including tiny tadpoles. Camped overnight, and saw Druid Arch in the early AM light. Need to see Island in the Sky one of these times. Utah rocks!
The first time, as part of a road trip to J-Tree and Baja with Elspeth...a half dozen more trips since...
Standing Rock Ascent. Scary and awesome
Climbed South Six Shooter and Standing Rock in the park.
Made somewhat of a complete loop hike around Needles and up to the Confluence. I was truly amazed at how beautiful it was!!
One of these years, I'll get to the Maze. But both the Needles and the Islands in the Sky are great places. Spent my coldest night ever in Dead Horse Point State Park one year after hiking to Grandview Point and Upheaval Dome. So then we hiked to Druid Arch.