My friend Kim and I were looking at random pictures on the internet last night when we came across an iconic piece of Utah. It’s so iconic it is actually on their licence plates: Delicate Arch of Arches National Park. I got so excited to come across it randomly that I got out a few of my own pictures from the road trip my parents and I went on in 2010. If you are ever in Utah I cannot recommend enough that you visit Arches, it is one of the most amazing places I have ever seen. To my English eyes it was very alien with its sparse dessert plants and red rock. Seemingly impossible structures have been created by natural erosion, they have stood in the park for decades. The arches and other landmarks are contradictions; both delicate and easy to destroy yet at the same time it feels like they could stand forever.
Although the park is called ‘Arches’ there is actually quite a variety of formations there, not just the titular arches, plus some human history in the form of petroglyphs. I hope you find the places pictured below as whimsical and stunning as I did.
These pictures were taking by my Mom and I. I hope you like them.