Arches National Park

Arches National Park lies north of Moab in the state of Utah. Bordered by the Colorado River in the southeast, it’s known as the site of more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches, such as the massive, red-hued Delicate Arch in the east. Long, thin Landscape Arch stands in Devils Garden to the north. Other geological formations includeBalanced Rock, towering over the desert landscape in the middle of the park. A surreal setting when you grow up in the lush farm lands in the Midwest. Moving to Salt Lake City and loving the outdoors, this is a Mecca of the West. 

My favorite hike thus far in my life has been the hike to Delicate Arch. I’ve made the trek several times and would recommend making the journey.  I missed it so much after we left the state of Utah I had painted this watercolor...


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There is a winery nearby tucked away by a 5 star resort and restaurant. If you are in the Moab area be sure to visit Castle Creek Winery. It overlooks the Colorado river and you can witness the white water rapids racing by. The dry climate gives them the optimum variety of grapes and they have "produced over 30 award-winning wines for your enjoyment." - CCW