When I told people I was going to travel to Utah for my birthday week, most reactions were “Why? Of all places?”
Other than checking off my bucket list for hiking and road tripping across 5 National Parks, what I really wanted to do was to start my day with the sunrise at Mesa Arch in Canyonlands.
The weather forecast was not looking good. We experienced torrential downpour for an hour up until we got into the actual park. After we got in, it was fine!
The “hike” to Mesa Arch was easy, 15 minutes and you’re here. Along with fifty other photographers.
I love sunrises. You start the day from darkness to light, and then you have a whole day ahead of you.
After seeing the sunrise, we went to hike other trails at the park. There were many easy hikes.
Island in the Sky.
We then took an impromptu side trip to Dead Horse Point State Park (entrance fee: $10).
Colorado River. This view was the main attraction of the park. We spent around an hour and a half there.
On the way to dinner, we saw a rainbow.
We ate at The Blu Pig. Southern barbecue!
Then Moab Brewery.
We stayed in a campground in Moab for the night, since it’s right in between Canyonlands and Arches (for the next post)!
Archview RV Resort & Campground
U.S. 191 Moab, Utah 84532