Arches and Canyonlands, Redux (A lost adventure)
In fall of 2012, we revisited Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, in Southeast Utah.
In the red rock deserts of the American Southwest, Arches showcases hundreds of the park's namesake sandstone arches, including: the spectacles; landscape arch; and the spectacular double arch (seen above).
In Canyonlands, the waters of the Green and Colorado Rivers carve deep canyons below towering mesas into the landscape. Canyonlands is also home to its own arches, including the famous Mesa Arch, which hangs on the edge of a cliff to frame an impressive view.
Outside the park is the kitschy Hole in the Rock, featuring a home carved into the rock face. Also near by is a cache of dinosaur fossils.