ARCHES IN RED …
We spent the morning in Canyon Lands and decided to take a swim break at lunch time. It was 100 degrees! Once cooled off we made the decision to try going to Arches National Park after 6 pm. Last time we attempted to get into the park the line was sooooo long we finally gave up! The park only allows a limited number of guests at one time. They then wait until a sufficient number of cars leave before letting anyone else in….. my TIP of the day is: go in after it cools down (6 ish) and escape the crowds and lines. We were there for more than 2 hours and saw no more than a half dozen people at a time! Even at the more popular sights! AND…it was 10 – 15 degrees COOLER. Enough said.
A little background on the park:
Arches were designated a national monument before being changed to a national park in 1971 by President Nixon. Native Americans lived in this region further back in history for thousands of years. The Arches National Park lies on top of a salt bed which underwent extreme climate changes millions of years ago.
Tomorrow…off to Bryce Canyon … a personal favorite! Be sure to follow us.