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Magnificent Moab and Arches National Park

24 January 2018
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The weird and wonderful American West.

On the Wild West Challenge, we pass through numerous states and see some frankly astonishing nature. From Yosemite to Joshua Tree, Kodachrome Basin to the Grand Canyon, the American West is packed with unusual landscapes of awe-inspiring scale. One of our favourite areas is Moab, in Utah, which also has amazing potential for off-road driving, and in particular Arches National Park. Check out the amazing photos of the region, and you’ll quickly see how the park got its name.

 

Moab and Arches National Park

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Photo by Zach Dischner

This area has everything… a backdrop of snow-capped mountains.

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Stunning Sunsets.

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Photo by Sanjay Acharya

A rock feature known as “the organ”.

A place named “elephant butt”.

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And some very unusual rock formations. There’s just one thing we’re forgetting…

 

So Many Arches

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Seriously, so many arches.

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Photo by Diego Delso

The so-called “delicate arch”, viewed though another arch.

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An arch like an eye.

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Photo by dsdugan

Which looks even more impressive from afar.

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Photo by Cacophony

An impressive wide arch.

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Arch-ception.

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Arches National Park looks even cooler in heavily-edited photos, apparently.

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Photo by Sylvian L.

While a clever angle makes the (already awesome) Double Arch look even better.

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One final arch photo for good luck.

 

A Bonus Feature!

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Photo by Doc Searls

Near to Moab there are some scarcely believable brightly coloured lakes, dyed in order to speed the evaporation of potash. A great idea for developing fertilizer, but also an amazing spot for photographers…. if you find the right angle.

 

Another Bonus Feature!

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Photo by Ken Lund

The area is home to fossilised dinosaur tracks: spot them if you can!

 

WWC blog 2019

 

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