My first and only visit (so far) to Capital Reef National Park was an adventure to say the least.
Canyonlands is the largest National Park in Utah. It is divided into 4 sections: Island in the Sky, the Needles, the Maze, and the rivers that divide them.
There’s something about Utah, migraines, and myself. The first time we went to Capitol Reef National Park, UT, in 2014, Lizzie got a migraine and we spent 3 hours driving around in the middle of nowhere looking for somewhere that sold Excedrin. Finally found it at a gas station that was built into the side of a rock. Not kidding.
Arches National Park is one of my favorite national parks. No matter how many times you go it never fails to awe.
Delicate Arch in Arches National Park is amazing and can be seen from multiple angles. There’s the Delicate Arch trail that takes you to the base of the arch as well as the Upper and Lower Viewpoints.
The first time I visited Arches National Park, my friend Lizzie and I had just hiked to Landscape Arch. A large family was trying to get pictures in front of the arch – there were grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins. They’d take one picture and then the photographer would pass the camera off to someone else so he or she could be in the picture and then the camera would be passed off again. (I have a very large extended family and we have fun getting together, but we don’t get to do it as often as we’d like; when I see a multi generational family traveling the country together it is heartwarming.) So I offered to take the picture so everyone could be in it. To my surprise, the response I got was rapid fire Italian. The look on Lizzie and I’s faces were priceless.
So I get that the Lord of the Rings movies were shot in New Zealand, but I swear they could’ve been shot in Acadia National Park.
I mean this looks like it came right out of those movies!