Arches National Park is famous for having the largest concentration of natural rock arches of anywhere in the world with over 2,300. On the surface it is a pretty straightforward and comparatively small National Park. As Elizabeth will describe in her post on Friday, we were able to cover almost all of the advertised points of interest in a jam-packed two days.


Most visitors center their visits around various pull-offs and short hikes to see iconic landmark arches. And we were no different. But merely jumping from arch to arch misses the larger picture of the landscape, including petrified sand dunes, towering monoliths, silhouetted sunsets and our favorite, the Fiery Furnace. I hope we were able to capture some of that beautiful larger picture in our video.

Also check out our post on Choose Your Own Adventure at Arches and People of the Parks!

Written by Cole

  • Clarence Tong

    Thanks for the wonderfully taken video! I love the arches!

    • Cole

      Thanks Clarence! So glad you are following along. Hope you’re getting some good ideas for your next U.S. adventure.

  • dee

    The fuery furnace was one of our favorites also!! You should find the ice cream place in town before you leave!!

  • Helen

    So glad you got to go into the Fiery Furnace.

    • Cole

      So are we! We actually only ran into one other group (the daily tour) throughout all our exploring. It was so cool to have the jungle gym all to ourselves!

  • Kelly Chambers

    Cole and Elizabeth:

    Thanks so much for sharing your year of adventure. I am loving reading about the parks, seeing your photos and videos and learning more about all of the national parks!

  • Matt

    I had never heard of this park before. Great vid–thanks for sharing.

    • Cole

      It’s one of the Utah Mighty 5. And the best thing is that it’s in an area full of incredible stuff to do. Canyonlands National Park is basically across the street!