Arches and Adventures in Moab, Utah

When we hit the road in 2011, we each had the places we most wanted to see. Brent was excited about Maine. Thing One couldn’t wait for New York City. And Thing Two insisted we go to Egypt. Maybe someday, Thing Two.

Utah was my promised land. No, we aren’t Mormon but I had seen enough pictures of red rock arches and sheer cut canyons to know I would love it. And I did.

Moab was crazy beautiful.

BLM land moab UT

Our home for the week was a desolate spot on BLM land. This may be my favorite “backyard” yet.

Arches National Park Moab Utah

We spent a few days exploring Arches National Park. Arches National Park is known…well…for its arches. There are more than 2000 in the park.

Double Arch Moab Utah

Thing One wasn’t that into standing under arches after seeing the movie at the visitor’s center. He kept saying matter of factly, “You saw how that thing was formed. That (pieces of rock falling) could still happen.” It was just an excuse to not have to walk so much. Nice try, buddy.

Shoving me into a puddle!

He was, however, into trying to shove me into a mud puddle. Anything to avoid hiking I suppose.

Delicate Arch

State Symbol of Utah Delicate Arch

We did hike to Delicate Arch, the most famous arch in the park. We couldn’t let the Utah license plate be our only view of the arch.

Canyonlands National Park with friends

While in Moab, we also spend a day in Canyonlands National Park with full time RVing friends, Rachel and Spencer, who we met in Breckenridge.  Canyonlands is divided into four districts most of which are not easily accessible by car. Just another reason to come back, next time with a 4-wheel drive.

Arch in Canyonlands National Park

It was nice to not have to ask strangers for family photos.

Slick Rock Moab

Jeeps in Moab

Jeeps Slick Rock Moab

We tried mountain biking on Slick Rock Trail but decided it was out of our league after about…100 feet.

It was fun to watch the jeeps though. And another reason to come back.


We did find some easier trails to bike.

Family Mountain Bike Ride Moab

Mountain Biking Moab Sunset

Nothing beats a red desert sunset.

Mothers Day

Except for maybe a red desert Mother’s Day followed by lunch at an authentic Mexican dive with my two favorite kids.

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I'm Jenn and I'm so happy you stopped by our little corner of the web. My favorite moments are cuddling with my boys, listening to the purrs of my cat, and sipping warm cups of tea. The smell of orange blossoms conjures up delightful memories of childhood even though I grew up in Indiana hundreds of miles from citrus groves. I love animals and when I'm stressed I dream of owning a goat farm. I love art, road trips, books, and food. Vintage clothes make me ridiculously happy. Red lipstick is my friend.

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4 Responses to “Arches and Adventures in Moab, Utah”

  1. Weewa Says:

    The Jeep rides look like so much fun. I hope we get to go there someday. I cannot believe how tall the boys are getting. Great pictures. 🙂


  2. [email protected] Says:

    Gorgeous place! And awesome photos. LOVE the family photo!


  3. Margie Lundy Says:

    WOW! Gorgeous pictures! I want to get back there so bad. I love love love love love the pic of you four holding hands on the arch!!!


  4. Annabel Says:

    I can’t wait to take my kids back to Utah. Arches is just amazing! Your pictures are fantastic. You did a great job capturing the beauty!


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