Earl and Ethel likely took highway 89 from Salt Lake City directly south to Bryce Canyon National Park. We chose to veer east on Highways 50 and 191 to stop at three other national parks in Utah that did not exist in 1937: Arches, Canyonlands, and Capital Reef, plus Bridges National Monument. We toured Arches NP on Sunday-Monday, May 13-14.
Arches was designated a national monument in 1929 and became a National Park only in 1971. There’s over 2000 arches in the park and it has the highest density of natural arches in the world. We got up close and personal to some of the best of Arches NP!
We will likely be without internet now until Saturday when we catch up with Earl and Ethel in Bryce Canyon NP. Until then enjoy the following nature’s own eye candy like we did!