Early Morning in Arches National Park – Utah

This is Arches National Park in the early morning light near Moab, Utah. If you haven’t been to this area, I would highly recommend it. Arches is probably one of the most photogenic areas that Utah has to offer. There’s nothing but stark beauty to be found. Moab is by far my favorite place to go in Utah.

Landscape Arch Near Moab Utah

Everyone should get out at least once in their lifetime to see this grand arch before it collapses and is gone forever. It still looks like a miracle to me, the fact that it’s still standing. There is beauty in this world. Even though it’s all scientifically explorable, the heart of spirit still rules these wild places where wind still talks and the raven planes the edges of Navajo sandstone in search of his next find.

Moab Cloudscape with the La Sal Mountains in the Background

The Moab Desert of Utah is usually a deep red and encased by Canyonlands National Park, and Arches National Park. The beauty of this area is not easily overlooked without an episode of heartache. In the summer months, the monsoon comes to wet the land and dampen the hot baked Navajo sandstone.

The Intestine Man

The Intestine Man
Intestine Man Pictograph near Moab, Utah. This is one of the oldest rock art panels in the state known as the Barrier Canyon style of pictography. Other similar sites are found in the Canyonlands and Grand Canyon regions of the Southwest. These sites were left by a hunting and gathering culture referred to as the Western Archaic peoples.

The Courthouse in Arches National Park

The Courthouse in Arches National Park
I have to say that Arches National Park is one of the best places to be in Utah. There seems to be something spiritual illuminating the area and the beauty is simply hard to put into words. So that is why I interpret the landscape photographically. The town of Moab, Utah is right on the outskirts of Arches National Park. It is a small community of environmentally conscious folks. Not to far to the south is Canyonlands National Park which has some of the best scenic jeep trails and 4×4 routes in the country. This is the area I would love to start my own tourism operation, one day. :)