South & North Windows

South & North Windows

Edward Abbey would describe us as “industrial tourists,” visitors limited to exploring the terrain on paved roads.  Nevertheless, we spent a special day in the Arches National Park.  After visiting the Visitor Center, our first stop was to examine the unique spires, the Three Gossips.  In the Windows section we viewed Turret Arch, North and South Windows.  The primitive loop trail was less traveled and gave us great views of the South and North Windows.  We lunched in the picnic area near Balanced Rock.  After lunch we hiked to the Upper Viewpoint of Delicate Arch.  One of my favorite hikes was back to the Sand Dune Arch.  The end of the 18-mile road is Devils Garden.  We walked to both Tunnel Arch and Pine Tree Arch.  It is amazing to have so many arches so close to one another.  Arches National Park rocks!

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