One National Park? (BBBC 2017-11)

Ok, the challenge is getting more challenging! Just ONE National Park I’d like to visit? We are hoping to visit all the National Parks in Utah this year, and perhaps some in Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado as well. But if you make me choose…I would have to say Arches National Park would be the one I would select this year. LOL

How can you NOT choose a park that is nicknamed “A Red Rock Wonderland”? Now, I have been awed by the red rocks in Sedona, enjoyed the heavenly views in Garden of the Gods, and admired multi-colored hoodoos in Big Bend National Park. But a red rock WONDERLAND?

In order to convince you, and for your enjoyment, here is just a sampling of photos provided on the NPS photo gallery of the Arches.


Landscape arch


Double O arch


Broken arch


North Window arch and Moon


Skyline arch

And these are just examples of the daytime photos…I cannot even fathom the early morning, sunrise, sunset, and nighttime views! Ah, National Park nirvana!

This post is part of the Brave, Bold, Blogger Challenge (BBBC) issued by my moto-blog friend Kathy, aka ToadMama, to cover 28 blog prompts in the month of February. And good for undisciplined me, no rules either.

Toadmama’s Challenge

Prompt: A national park you’d like to visit

18 thoughts on “One National Park? (BBBC 2017-11)

  1. I’ve been to Arches NP twice. A beautiful place. They have 1 campground in the park. If you plan on camping there, make your reservations early. It’s a popular place. There’s plenty of campgrounds and hotels just before entering the park in Moab, UT also.

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  2. We are planning to go to 3 of the 5 in Utah. Sort of skipping Capital Reef and probably Canyonlands. Need a bob tail vehicle (such as a Ural) to take advantage of their trail system. Zion, Bryce Canyon and Arches can be seen with our non-compact truck. I think I’ve been to each of them a number of times 30+ years ago.

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  3. Ah, Utah. Such a wonderland. Don’t rush the parks. Make sure you schedule a ranger-led hike in Arches’ Fiery Furnace. It’s well worth it. Don’t skip Capitol Reef, even if it is oddly named. And definitely hike down into Bryce Canyon. It’s mildly strenuous and the close-up views of the rocks is not to be missed.

    Richard, that goes for you, too.

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