Dash to Delicate Arch

Arches National Park

Arches National Park

We arrived in Arches National Park late in the afternoon following a relatively short and amazingly beautiful ride from Boulder Colorado. We pulled into the park entrance with plenty of time to do several hikes and stop at a few vantage points accessible by car. What we didn’t know was that the park is so big it takes about an hour to get from the visitor center to the majority of the trailheads. So now in a fight against the oncoming sunset we decided to hike to one of the most popular arches, Delicate arch. It was a beautiful and somewhat strenuous hike (in 102 degree weather) to the arch, but it was worth every drop of sweat. We rounded the top of the final rock climb and there was the gorgeous red sand stone arch, ablaze in the sunset, of course upon seeing the fantastic and awe inspiring colors, we realized Adam had only brought his black and white film.

Delicate Arch - Arches National Park

Delicate Arch – Arches National Park

I could go on about its  beauty, but nothing I could say and no picture could ever capture the feeling of being at that place, the wind, the warmth, the comfort and respect that this raw nature evoked.

Delicate Arch - Arches National Park

Delicate Arch – Arches National Park

-JDB

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