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Visiting and Photographing Arches National Park
Arches National Park is part of what I, and others, refer to as Red Rock Country. You can clearly see from satellite photos the reddish colors in Arizona and Utah. The Park is one of the highlights of the area, as are Monument Valley and Sedona, Arizona. Right next door is Canyonlands National Park.
I freely admit to not having studied the geology of the rock formations and arches as to how and when they were created. I will leave it to those that are experts in providing that information. What I do know, is that I find them all fascinating and a fun challenge to photograph.
Arches National Park is just outside Moab, Utah, which is a wonderful size town. They really do have everything you need, including the very nice Moab Regional Hospital that I spent some time in due to some nasty virus I got from somewhere. It’s nice to have a great medical staff nearby.
Despite having been there a few times, I continue to find it a difficult place to photograph. To pick up the warm, red light of the sun on the rock formations, you have a short window of time right after sunrise and just before sunset. It’s maybe as little as 15 minutes. After that, the rock begins to wash out and lose color.
If you have some heavy clouds, maybe during summer monsoon season, you could have more time during the day to shoot. There is pretty good cell service around Balanced Rock to be able to check the radar and see which way the storms are moving.
As you enter the Park, you come first to the La Sal Mountains Viewpoint, followed by Park Avenue and Courthouse Towers, The Organ, the Three Gossips, Sheep Rock and the Tower of Babel. These are all fairly close together, so with some advance planning, you could be able to shoot several in good light.
Balanced Rock comes up next. Strangely enough, the view from the parking lot shows the formation with rock on top looking it’s most precarious. From other angles, it can just look like a big ball on a rock, without looking like its going to fall. This can be one of the best locations for night photography with the Milky Way.
After Balanced Rock, a short drive down Windows Road will take you to one of the most popular area of the Park. Double Arch, North Window, South Window and Turret Arch are all accessed from the same parking lot. This is where you see the iconic image of Turret Arch looking through North Window. It can be, however, a challenging and possibly dangerous climb onto the rocks to get this photograph.
The main road heads north and there is a turn off to Delicate Arch Road. The trail up to the arch is 3 miles roundtrip with a 480 foot elevation gain. Even starting off late in the day for the iconic sunset shot of the arch, it is a difficult hike. It can be pretty crowded, but there are plenty of spots to set up to shoot from.
Further up the road are Slat Valley Overlook, Fiery Furnace, Sand Dune Arch and Broken Arch. They are somewhat well separated, so getting to them all in good light would be a challenge. Just before the end of the road is the trail to Skyline Arch, an unusual arch at the top of a rock ridge.
At the very end of the road, in an area knows as Devils Garden, there are trails to Tunnel Arch, Pine Tree Arch, Landscape Arch, Partition Arch and Navajo Arch. Landscape Arch is so long and thin, that I worry that it will collapse. It makes for a great panoramic photograph. A hike out in the pre-dawn dark is the best way to capture it in good light.
I have a long way to go to photograph all of the arches in good morning or afternoon light. I need to go back and spend some more time there. Hopefully, you will have the chance to visit this incredible National Park.
Fun Facts About Arches National Park
Arches National Park is one of 63 National Parks in the United States and was established November 12, 1971 and is located in Northeast Utah near the city of Moab. For more Red Rock photography see our Galleries of Bryce Canyon, Red Rock Country, Zion National Park. Slot Canyons and Deserts.
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