A Wonder Worth its Reputation: Delicate Arch

I’m still sorting through all the (thousands of) photos from our recent trip to Utah, but there’s one trek that remains a special highlight now three weeks later: Delicate Arch in Arches National Park.

We fought some unfavorable weather during our visit to the park, but the skies opened up for us for a brief period just before sunset on the day we decided to hike up to this natural wonder (and icon of the state’s license plate, for good reason). Finally some blue sky and the red and orange hues of the arch lit up by the sinking sun! The next morning we awoke to a blanket of snow surrounding our camper. But for that brief period of calm before the snow: Amazing! Here’s a gallery of the few of the photos I snapped during a prolonged communion with the Arch and the surrounding geological wonder of Arch National Park.

The final two images were taken the following morning from a nearby viewpoint. You can see the clouds and the muted colors had returned by then.

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