Arches National ParkAs I continued on my road trip west from New York City to Los Angeles, I saw many phenomenal things along the way.  The Golden Arch of St. Louis, the quaint city of Indianapolis & even the steamingly delicious philly cheesesteaks of Pennsylvania were all great experiences.

But none of these spots…not even the majestic beauty of Independence Pass could rival that of the natural wonders to be found at Arches National Park in Utah.

Driving deep into the desert and even further away from civilization, my buddy and I arrived in the 110-degree weather, parked the car and began to look for the trails leading towards the world famous natural Arches.  Our hike left us stunned at the sheer beauty of such a serene landscape and now it’s time for you to see what the hype is all about.

Enjoy the natural beauty that mother nature, yet again, provided for us here on Earth in today’s photo essay.  Just be careful not to break too much of a sweat as you browse through these sizzling moments I managed to catch on camera.

Exploring Arches National Park Desert

Arches National Park

Arches National Park

Arches National Park

Arches National Park

Arches National Park

Arches National Park

Arches National Park

Arches National Park

Arches National Park

Arches National Park

Arches National Park

Arches National Park

Arches National Park

Three hours later, drenched in sweat and burning red from the heat, we jumped back in the car to find it sitting at a boiling 118 degrees!  Gulping down another warm bottle of water, we drove out of the park and headed for the nearest air conditioned diner to get a bite to eat.  The following day we were ready for our next stop…Vegas!

What’s your favorite natural landscape?

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