We only spent a few nights in Moab, so we really just "skimmed the surface" of things to see and do there.
|standing beneath Double Arch|
At the top of our list was a visit to Arches National Park. This park is famous for its many natural sandstone arches. One of the more famous ones is named Delicate Arch. The image of this arch is on the Utah state license plates.
When we were paying our entrance fee to get in the park, we decided to go ahead and get an annual pass. It is $80 and it grants you (and your family of course) access to any national park or monument for one year. We have had ours for about a month now, and it has already paid for itself. Any parks that we visit in the next eleven months will be free. Love that!
|left - The Three Gossips...right - The Organ|
We did the short hike to the Double Arch. It was fun to go under it...the kids liked climbing around on the rocks.
After touring the entire park, hiking to see the Landscape Arch, and eating our picnic lunch, we made it back to the visitor center just in time for the kids to turn in their books and get their badges.