018 - Arches National Park, Utah
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Updated - May 2010
Arches is one of the best Southwest location for a photographer's first-time visit. Most of the arches and formations are visible from paved roads. The map in this newsletter details the best time of day (sunrise or sunset) to set up your tripod for the best image at every location.
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Southeastern Utah is the location of the greatest concentration of natural arches in the world. Over a thousand stone arches can be found on this high desert. Arches is probably the best Southwest location for a first-time visit by a photographer. Most of the arches and formations are visible from paved roads. Well-maintained trails lead to all the rest. Lodgings, restaurants, and other services you'll need are located in nearby Moab. You can fly into a major airport less than two hours away from Moab.
You can photograph Arches in mid-winter or most any other time of year. The nearby Manti La Sal Mountains are covered with aspens providing autumn color. The map in this newsletter provides details on the best time of day (sunrise or sunset) to set up your tripod for the best image at every location. Details on finding the trails to the petroglyphs are also provided.