How this is already our last day inside Arches National Park I don’t know, but since our trip has more highlights yet to come, we slowly make our way out of the park. The Bambi is all packed up again as we plan the various sights to stop at on our way out.
Stop 1 is what this park is most known for – or at least what’s the most recognizable arch in Arches: The Delicate Arch. Nestled about in the middle of the (developed) park, visitors can choose between taking the strenuous hike to get to the arch – or opt for the arch view point only, which is an easy walk from a different parking lot. With limited time and a dog on hand, the view point it is. Definitely worth it if you don’t have all day, have a dog or are out of shape!
Stop 2 is where we had fallen in love with this park 4 years ago, when a little detour brought us into Arches the first time: The Windows and Double Arch. On our cross-country trip in 2016 we had left J.T. in the trailer to hike up to The Windows. This time, with most visitors heading that direction, Kirk and I leave J.T. again in the trailer, but we chose the Double Arch trailhead instead. While still busy, people are good about wearing their masks unless taking pictures. We get to snap ours, with almost no one else in them, before heading back to the truck for a quick lunch break in the trailer.
Stops 3-4 are more drive-bys, but can’t leave without stopping at the Balancing Rock, the Great Wall and Park Avenue.
Too soon we’re leaving the park – but not the area. It’s time to check into Portal RV Resort in Moab, UT, our full-hook up home for the next 3 nights.