Last year after visiting family in Oregon we decided to switch up our normal Oregon –> Texas route that typically takes us through Wyoming on I-80.
Instead, we headed south through Salt Lake City and through Moab, Utah.
Moab really blew us away with it’s beauty and we promised ourselves that on our next trip back we’d spend at least an extra day in Moab.
So, after Cow Camp this past July we drove from Portland to Salt Lake on day 1 of our trip back, then Salt Lake to Moab on Day 2, arriving to the bustling town around 3pm.
We snagged a cabin at the Slickrock Campground and while it still ended up being around $65 for the night, it was cheaper than any hotel in Moab and we didn’t want to mess with pitching our tent.
After unloading a couple things, we fueled up, watered up and headed to Arches National Park.
I had recently downloaded REI’s Hiking Project app and saw the featured hike for Delicate Arch which was relatively short and highly rated, so that was our plan.
The drive back to the trailhead was gorgeous. I can’t wait to go back to Arches as I know there is so much more to see!
We had a great time on the hike, although it was pretty tiring for me being that I’m currently SUPER out of shape. As we were on the return hike it began to rain a bit which added some extra joy to the adventure (at least this time!).
Check out our full album of photos from this Arches trip here.
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