On the Road - Moab

For several decades now a small town of just over 5,00 in southeast Utah attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors for hiking, biking, off-roading, site-seeing and a few photographers.

Moab, Utah should be on every landscape photographers bucket list.  Incredible vistas of mountains and deserts, red rock canyons with balancing rocks, arches and spires delight the eye.  Moab is located on the Colorado Plateau, 18 miles west of the Utah/Colorado border, just south of one of the few natural crossings of the Colorado river.  The small town is full of restaurants, hotels, B&B's, resorts and vacation rentals.

We stayed just two nights in Moab on our way from visiting family in California to meet friends in Colorado.  That's just enough time to whet your appetite for this spectacular region of stark beauty, sweeping vistas and enchanting rock formations.  Its not nearly enough time to fully appreciate and explore Arches National Park (entrance 5 miles from Moab), Canyonlands National Park (40 miles) or Dead Horse State Park (30 miles).

It was late when we got into town, I managed to get out for one sunrise and one sunset.

 Double Arch

Double Arch

Dawn Hitting the North Wall of The Colorado River Canyon

On The Way To Double Arch

Delicate Arch

Yes, this is the one on the Utah license plate.

 

Hiking Trail In Arches

Canyonlands National Park Vista

Candlestick Tower At Dusk

Pretty Little Mesa Arch in Canyonlands