Moab was mobbed. From a quaint little town it became the hub of adventure in all the surrounding canyons. Each empty lot now rents ATV or Jeep Wranglers that could be seen coming in convoys on the routes going out of town. The hotels and motels are almost full charging rates that are exorbitant for their class. But the town’s location is for sure a major drawing card and the park that is more sought for is Arches National Park, just 5 minutes out of town.
When the national parks are mentioned, Arches comes in the first breath with Zion and Bryce. It’s a large park, easily accessible by car with few hikes but many sights.
The hike to the Delicate Arch was a pleasure in almost sunset with few people coming and crowding around the arch. This rarely happens, but the park was doing major renovations to its roads and wanted all cars out by 7PM. So everybody was rushing to climb the steep hill to the arch and get back in time to the parking lot not to have their cars towed.