My Trip To Moab, Utah - All Photos

Recap With Extra Photos From My Utah Trip, December 31, 2009 - January 3, 2010

Moab, Utah
I know ... I'm "Colorado Guy" and below are photos from a recent trip to Moab, Utah. What can I say? I needed to get away from life (as I know it) and part of the strategy was a change in scenery. The Utah desert was calling! Directly below are links to seven new photo galleries taken in Arches National Park and elsewhere in Moab. Additionally, at the very bottom is another gallery that includes scenic Utah photos that did not quite fit into any of the new pages. As you will see, my visit to southeastern Utah did not bring any relief to the cold wintery temperatures of Colorado. It was just as snowy and cold in Moab, which was a rarity for the region.

If you want to see more, I have a good photo gallery of Arches National Park from a visit in February 2009. Lastly, I have two pages from western Colorado that are similar to the desert and rocky terrain of Moab: Colorado National Monument and Western Slope Desert. Update: I now have a directory page solely for Moab, Utah.

The Town of Moab, UT
Moab, Utah
Winter is the "off season" in Moab, Utah. I love this picture in town.

Moab, Utah
The stunning red rock canyon scenery on Highway 128 near Moab.

Arches National Park Park Avenue Trail - My hike of the easy Park Avenue Trail in the Courthouse Towers section of Arches National Park.
Delicate Arch Delicate Arch - I hiked to the Delicate Arch Upper Viewpoint and captured a different view of the arch.
Utah Sunset Sunsets in Arches National Park - Sunsets during my three evenings in the area.
Morning Glory Natural Bridge Morning Glory Natural Bridge - My hike to this beautiful natural bridge outside the national parks.
Corona Arch Corona Arch - My hike to Corona Arch. The trailhead is located on Potash Road, west of Moab.
Sand Dune Arch Sand Dune Arch - Located in Arches National Park.
Broken Arch Broken Arch - Located near Sand Dunes Arch. A beautiful spot!

Extra Photos

A pretty view of the canyon. The Colorado River and Highway 128 run through this canyon en route to Moab.

Utah Canyon Country
I arrived to Moab in the late afternoon on New Year's Eve. Immediately I drove to Arches National Park to photograph the sunset, which wasn't the greatest. It was then that I noticed how unusually snowy and cold it was in the park. Arches National Park
The Morning of January 1, 2010

It was the first morning of the year and the first day of a new decade. In Arches National Park, it was extremely cold (the temperature was in single digits) and foggy.

Below are four photos of how dreary and gray things were. As I alluded to above, so many friends and acquaintences have commented about how hot their visits were during the summer time, with temperatures usually well exceeding 100 degrees. As you can see, it really can be cold and snowy in the southeastern Utah desert! :)

Arches National Park

Arches National Park

Arches National Park

I arrived at the Balanced Rock. Look ... I was the only person there!

Balanced Rock could not be seen until I walked close to it on the pedestrian trail. (My photos aren't worth showing - the faint shape of the rock was all that could be seen.)

So there I stood (middle photo), standing in the parking lot all by myself. Yes, I did feel "like a loser" for showing up to Arches National Park - this glorious place! - on arguably the worst morning one could visit. Ha ha!

THIRD PHOTO: The fence at Balanced Rock covered in snow and icy frost.

Balanced Rock


Snowy Fence

Some lavendar in the sky one evening. Utah Sunset
The sun came out in the afternoon on New Year's Day. The view of the La Sal Mountains from the overlook. La Sal Mountains
One evening I dined at Fiesta Mexicana in Moab. :) Fiesta Mexicana
My one and only photo inside the town of Moab. :) Moab, UT
Two photos as I drove on Potash Road (Highway 279). That second photo was taken near the Corona Arch Trailhead. Note the lack of cars or people on this quiet Sunday morning! :)

Utah Canyon Country

Utah Canyon Country

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