Give It Up For: Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Dead Horse, Goblin and Escalante

Yes that  is a lot to squish into one posting, but they all seem to go nicely together so why not.  Just a little clarification: Arches, Canyonlands and Capitol Reef are national parks.  Dead Horse and Goblin are state parks and Esclante is a national monument.  Everyone feel better that they know that now?  Each place was more beautiful than the next.  I don’t think there’s a lot of need for commentary here, you can just peruse the photos and ohhh and ahhh as I’ve done for the past several weeks. So without further a due here are some of Utah’s most magnificent natural wonders!

Hey its me 🙂

Dark Angel

Balanced Rock

Colorado River Dead Horse State Park

Now that’s someone who loves Arches National Park!

Sunset over Arches

Newspaper Rock National Historic Site in Capitol Reed National Park. This petroglyph panel records 2000 years of early man’s activities, astonishing it has survived all this time in such remarkable condition!

Hiking in a slot canyon a MUST for this part of the world

Hoodoo’s !!!

The Goblins at Goblin State Park

Goblin State Park

Escalante National Monument

Delicate Arch

The Super Moon, my first night in Arches


  1. halcyonhighway on June 10, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Nobody gave it up for Arches, Canyonlands et al, so I’m giving it up!! I can;t stare at the 0 in the bubble a day longer 🙂

  2. Melissa on June 23, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Hi Marc…it’s Melissa from Trattoria Stella in Denver! I will also give it up for, well, all of Utah. I’ve done a bit of canyoneering there myself – my new favorite sport. I was excited to see you got to experience a little bit of slot canyon action while you were there. Great to meet you and Barry!

    • halcyonhighway on June 25, 2012 at 10:49 pm

      Hey Melissa, it was really nice talking to you too. We decided you’re going to be a great teacher! Best of luck and thanks for your note.

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