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Wanderlust Wednesday- Moab (Canyonlands and Arches)

I’m really excited to be taking a road trip up to Washington state this summer, but I’m not just excited about Washington, because we’re doing a lot on the way up and on the way back.  One of the stops on the way up is through Moab!  We’re going to spend some time in Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park.  So I thought I’d share a few pictures that I’ve found that have made me excited for this trip!

Arches National Park

(This last one really makes me want to camp under an arch!  I’m doing it!)

Canyonlands National Park

(I want to explore some slot canyons like this last one!)

I would love to hear any tips about these two parks that anyone has- where to hike, camp, etc.

*All photos were taken from pinterest

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  • Reply
    Anita Mac
    May 16, 2012 at 7:51 am

    Wow – with photos like that to entice me – I could pack and go right now! Have a great trip.

    • Reply
      May 16, 2012 at 7:55 am

      Thanks! I’m really excited and can’t get enough of these pictures! It should be gorgeous!

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    abu zar
    May 17, 2012 at 2:29 am

    Arches and Canyon Lands make for an exciting trip. I have not hiked extensively but had two short trips there and perpetually itching for more.

    the good thing about Arches is it is fairly well accessible. even If making photographs interest you more than hiking, it has many options where the view points are right by the parking lot or within a short walk. It is huge park though and trying to get photographs with the best light means you need more than a few days to be at all the right places at the right time 🙂

    I would also recommend ‘Goblin Valley State Park’ , around 30-45 mins from Arches, a less crowded, but equally amazing place to add to your list. And it has plenty of camping , right inside the park.. Here is a picture from an evening in GV.
    The last photo above is most likely from the Slot Canyons in Page, AZ, which is a bit further from moab. If you do that route, Monument Valley and ‘the wave’ might also sound tempting…

    CanyonLands is more remote but some sections , which require serious hiking and off-roading. We camped in CanyonLands as the campgrounds in Arches tend to fill up first. Photo #5 from top is of False Kiva, a hike that is not on the maps but if you ask the Park Rangers, they can help you. It is a relatively tough hike but highly recommended.

    How much time do you have in this area ? I think the question you might have at the end of your research is you will have to leave rather than what to do 🙂

    • Reply
      May 19, 2012 at 5:59 pm

      Thank you so much for the valuable information and those pictures of yours make me even more excited to go! Goblin park looks really beautiful! I’m going to try to make a stop there! I think you’re right about me not wanting to leave- I already feel that way and I haven’t even been yet! Exploring your blog is going to be a big part of my planning process!

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        abu zar
        May 20, 2012 at 1:43 am

        You are welcome Ashley and I will be more than happy to assist you with planning your trip, should you have any questions, based on my (still limited i think) knowledge of this area 🙂

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    Little Fingers
    June 11, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Waw I am so excited for you, I will wait to hear once you are make this road trip.

    I recently visited Arches, Canyon lands, Capitol Reef and Rockies. I am yet to complete the posts, but Part1 is here. http://weourlife.wordpress.com/2012/06/07/travel-thursdays-denver-to-arches-national-park/

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      June 13, 2012 at 1:04 am

      Thank you! I’m really excited, and thanks for posting the think to your post! 🙂

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