After our rafting adventure on the Colorado River we didn’t have much time left to visit the national parks near Moab—Arches and Canyonlands—as well as Dead Horse Point State Park which offers fantastic views of the Colorado River (and was the location of the unforgettable final scene in Thelma & Louise, one of my all-time favorite movies).
We decided to do a short tour of Arches National Park since it’s the closest to Moab and it was already past 6pm when we set out. It was actually drizzling when we left Moab and the cloud cover looked to be fairly dense. However, by 7pm the clouds began to break up and pretty soon the sky looked quite dramatic.
We didn’t have time to do any hikes so we drove around to take in as much of the scenery as possible.
Even after the sun had set, the sky still offered plenty of drama.
There is so much to do in the Moab area that we will come back soon to explore the incredible scenery in more depth—and do more rafting.
By the time you read this, we will have started on our 900-mile drive back to Northern California.