Road trip to Arches National Park in Moab

5:52 PM, Dec 26, 2013   |    comments
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MOAB, Utah - One of the more popular destinations for Coloradans to travel to this time year is Arches National Park in Moab, Utah. It's only a five-hour drive from Denver. During the summer months, the weather can be too hot, but in December and January, it's just perfect.

Visiting Moab is a lot like visiting a foreign planet. There are just so many things that look out-of-this-world.

"I look in the books, and then daydream about coming here," Rebecca Coatney, who visited the park from Fort Collins with her friend Noah Newman, said.

As a librarian in Loveland, Coatney doesn't get out too much. She only gets to see what's in books. For Coatney, visiting Moab was a treat.

"It's wonderful. I can feel my stress levels reducing quite a bit," Coatney said.

You can spend a full week in Arches National Park and still not see everything it has to offer. There are more than 76,000 acres of unique sights.

"It's really surreal. I mean, over there, it looks like the ground is boiling, and then over there, you've got rock formations that look like people. It's just amazing," Coatney added.

Perhaps the best views come at night, when the arches decide to lean back, rest their sleepy heads and look out in to the horizon.

"It's so wide open and beautiful," Newman said.

To see the sunset at Arches National Park is to see peace and beauty mixed in to one. To learn more about Moab and Arches National Park, visit: http://1.usa.gov/1cCv1Tf.

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