Arches National Park is definitely a must for anyone traveling through the great state of Utah. You can drive through the park, taking in the beautiful scenery, and do hikes ranging from intense to a simple stroll.
We knew that we would be driving that way to visit Jake’s parents in New Mexico. It was a holiday weekend, so we thought, why not have his parents drive up and meet us there? His sister lives nearby, so we invited her family also. Word got around, and before we knew it two brothers and another sister were coming too! It was a mini family reunion, and we couldn’t have picked a better place!
Because we had Jake’s grandpa and lots of little kids with us, we kept things simple, but if you’re planning a visit keep in mind there are days of activities for hikers of all levels.
Of course what sets this park apart are the many sandstone arches ranging from small to enormous. We saw most of these from a distance on our smaller hikes, but many of the arches, including the famous Delicate Arch, have trails leading right to them. Of course, even on the smaller trails there were plenty of cool rock formations to check out.
It was Easter weekend, so we had an Easter egg hunt around the campground.
For a fun-filled family get together it’s hard to beat Arches National Park!