In July of 2015 we set out on a grand vacation through the southwest. We traveled for 21 days and over 6,000 miles, visiting 5 states and 9 National Parks. We explored new places and met up with old friends. Overall, it was an amazing journey and everyone learned so much. I highly recommend the Foder’s guide to National Parks of the West, we used it when planning our trip and it was a great resource. You can see all my posts about the trip by clicking here.
Day 7 – Canyonlands National Park
On Day 7, we woke up at our hotel outside Capitol Reef and headed towards Moab where we would visit Canyonlands & Arches National Park. The drive didn’t take very long and we arrived in Moab well before we could check into our hotel so we decided to head into Canyonlands right away.
We stopped by the visitor center to pick up Junior Ranger books and then enjoyed a picnic lunch at the tables right outside. We hiked to Mesa Arch and it was pretty amazing. It would end up being the closest we would get to an arch with the fewest amount of people around so I’m glad we took the time to take some pictures.
After stopping by the ranger station for Junior Ranger badges we headed to our hotel to check in.