We felt like we were on a treasure hunt, or maybe something right out of Indiana Jones. The massive rock formation shot right out of the desert floor and we had no idea where we were going to find an arch on this stop.
A faint trail lead us through an opening in the rocks and took us deep into the heart of the formation. The rock walls were massive and if it was not for the footprints in the sand we would not have known which way to go.
We walked farther and farther into the formation without seeing an arch. The sand became softer and it was really becoming a workout just to keep going. But we didn’t want to miss this arch, from what we heard this was one was worth seeing. And that’s when we found it, Sand Dune Arch.
Maybe it was the effort that made this Arch so impressive but this Arch was really cool! If only we had another night, this Arch would be so much fun to shoot with long exposures and gelled flashlights. (Looks like we need to plan another trip) And it is much bigger than it looks here in the photo.
Standing among these large rock formations made me feel like I was in Superman’s Desert Fortress. And the sand was pure powder which made it very tough to walk to and from this arch.
This was our favorite arch on our visit to Arches National Park and unfortunately it was the last one we would get to see because we had to head back to Denver to meet up with the gang for the next leg of our trip. We took one last photo of our favorite Arch then headed back to the car to hit the road.