It was two years since my last vacation, and this year I had the opportunity to plan another trip with my family, this time Utah was the chosen destination. We spent nine great days during the first days of spring. In those days there was one question every person we talked to always asked us, mostly because we were visiting from Puerto Rico, and that question was: Why Utah? My answer for such a question was: because of its natural areas and national parks. And I’ve never been so right about an answer, Utah is really a spectacular state to visit.
This trip represented the opportunity for me to practice my landscapes photography skills, and this place was the perfect scenario for that. Of course I took a lot of photos and this is why this blog about my trip to Utah will be divided in four themes, one photography blog for each one. This one is dedicated to Arches National Park in Moab.
We started this journey heading to the town of Moab, in the southeastern of Utah, approximately four hours from Salt Lake City. Moab is at the south of the Colorado River in the Colorado Plateau, a place full of geodiversity and stunning landscapes. While in Moab we first went to Arches National Park, a place known for its unique rock formations. Over two thousand natural sandstone arches, the greatest concentration of rock arches in the world. Arches National Park is also the home of an extraordinary collection of balanced rocks, salt dissolution structures, folds resulting from salt tectonics, petrified dune fields, and a maze of deep narrow canyons. There, I had the chance to see one sunset and two sunrises, and try some night photography.
Here are the photos I took in Arches National Park. Enjoy!
Source: National Park Service
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