From Boulder to Arches NP you just have to cross the mountains. Driving along the Colorado River where everything is green, down the river where everything is red. It is a nice change in the landscape and really fascinating. We spent two days in Arches NP and one day in Canyonlands NP. These parks are in a desert enviroment and the funny thing is it rained every day. Thunderstorms were coming in the late afternoon, so no sunsets because of the clouds. Even in the morning, when I wanted to take pictures of the sunrise at Mesa Arch there were clouds covering the sun. But one evening we got a little bit of sun at Delicate Arch. We stayed one night in Canyonlands and it even started to hail … I am not lucky with the weather in the desert.
Besides we were bouldering at the Big Bend bouldering area near Moab. Its bombproof sandstone and sandbagged liked Yosemite. But nevertheless a really nice area for a day or two.
Here are the pictures. Enjoy and click to enlarge.