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a VirtualTourist member from Englewood

Arches National Park

Where's the place to be for Sunsets?

For sunset viewing of the rocks, where's the best location to best enjoy the changing colors?

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a VirtualTourist member from Minneapolis

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a VirtualTourist member from Minneapolis

Oops, sorry for posting twice - having some system issues this morning! :)

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a VirtualTourist member from Lakewood

That was a great link, Goodfish. Someone certainly took their time at the park. There so many great spots for sunset...and sunrise pictures. We went to Arches two days in a row, couldn't get enough.

The first day, we found ourselves out on the Salt Valley, off Salt Valley Road. This is a dirt road off the main drive in the Park. We were exploring along the Klondike Bluffs and passed the Eye of the Whale arch... only saw one hiker all day.

At sunset, the golds lit up the surrounding peaks...making a golden tiara framing the landscape. But most magically, we were the only souls out there experiencing it. Try to find those out-of-the-way places...and those special pictures will be even more special.

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a VirtualTourist member from Minneapolis

Great advice, Christine! We found the main roads and easy viewpoints of Arches to be swarming with people and many without a clue about desert hiking - wobbling around on "fashion" sandals, badly dressed for 100-degree heat and activity, etc. Even the hike up to Delicate Arch was crowded. It's very good to know that you can escape the hordes and find some solitude - we're going to try it again on an off season and make note of your tip here! :)

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a VirtualTourist member from Fort Scott

I find it a little hard to miss. You might want to consider the overlooks found in Island In the Sky. It is an easy drive from Arches or Moab. The sunsets here are breathtaking.

Just a thought.

Happy Trails,


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