It was mid-morning before we got organised and left Eric and Jackie’s house. I think Dylan and I playing Star Wars on the PlayStation did nothing to help ensure an early departure. Eric had decided to take the day off work, and bring the family along to do some sight-seeing. We headed along in convoy, my RV lumbering along behind Eric’s pickup, and soon arrived at Colorado National Monument, which is a spectacular road up through steep canyons cut through the red rock. The views down these steep ravines are fantastic.
We headed west on I-70, crossing into Utah, then turned south onto a scenic bypass route to follow the spectacular Colorado river down through a deeply cut valley towards the town of Moab.
We left the RV at the junction where I would be continuing south later, and I jumped into the pickup, and we drove into Arches National Park. From the park information leaflet, we decided to make our first stop the spectacular Landscape Arch. There were amazing views everywhere we looked. What a place.
Our stop for sunset was at the viewpoint for Delicate Arch, and we sat and watched the colours change as darkness started to fall.
There was more that I wanted to see, and after dinner in Moab, I decided I would stay in the area and come and see some more in the morning. Eric, Jackie and Dylan dropped me off at the RV, and we said our goodbyes and they headed for home, and I went to find an overnight spot on the banks of the Colorado River.
Thanks to Eric, Jackie and Dylan for their wonderful kindness, and excellent tour-guiding services. I really enjoyed my time with you guys and hope to see you again soon.
More info on Arches here:
Arches National Park