Arches National Park is one of those places that reveals a new breathtaking sight at every turn. We arrived in the park just as the sun was starting to set and we hurried to make it to Delicate Arch before sunset. The hike up to the arch was exciting as we climbed higher, anticipating the beautiful view that was ahead of us. The landscape of Arches National Park is otherworldly, with dry rocky ground and gnarled Utah Juniper lining the paths. We kept reminding ourselves to look back because where we’d been was just as beautiful as where we were going. The sun was getting lower and bathing the path behind us in golden hues.
We reached our destination and as we rounded the corner the Delicate Arch appeared before us, a majestic and curious natural formation. We stayed and gazed at the beauty that surrounded us and then were treated to a surprise as we watched the moon appear to rise up above the arch. The walk back to our car was a highlight of the trip as we returned in complete darkness, with only our small flashlight and the stars lighting our way. We felt so very small as we walked alone in this massive rocky wonderland.