I almost died at Arches National Park, and to be honest, it was entirely my fault. When hiking out to the famous Delicate Arch, we lost track of the trail and found ourselves at a very narrow ledge with a huge drop off into the bowl-like canyon below. But we could see Delicate Arch right on the other side, so we convinced ourselves to go this way even though it was very, very wrong. Needless to say, we survived and made it to the other side, but I still wouldn’t recommend it. Arches was a fantastic park, one that was just as beautiful from the road as it was from the trail. We got to drive around a lot and stop off to explore many great spots, all which led to incredible arches that seemed to defy physics. I’d go back in a heartbeat.

Quick Facts:

  • Visited: 2015

  • National Park founded: 1971

  • Location: Utah

  • Size: 76,679 acres

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Highlights & Hikes:


  • Balanced Rock Loop Trail

  • Delicate Arch Trail

  • Fiery Furnace Trail

  • Landscape Arch Trail


  • Delicate Arch

  • Landscape Arch

  • Balanced Rock

  • Arches Scenic Drive