Entering Arches National Park
Arches National Park is easygoing. It’s like that friend who you call to hang out and you know they’ll always say yes. I like Arches enough to be friends with it, and enough to return someday, maybe even with someone when that time comes. Let’s break it down:
Arrival: Just before sunset, a time that changes often when you’re in a different city every day. These days I let the sun go down when it wants and try not to plan too much around it.
Driving into Moab, Utah via the Upper Colorado River Scenic Byway.
There are two ways to reach Moab when driving in from Colorado on I-70. For scenery, visitors should take SR-128, also known as the Upper Colorado River Scenic Byway. This 40+ mile stretch first skirts the ghost town of Cisco and winds through open range, then shadows the river and steep rock walls as you near Moab.