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    Mesa Arch sunrise: all you want to know!

    Welcome to this article about the Mesa Arch sunrise in which I’ll tell you all about how to to capture this beautiful phenomenon. When planning my four week USA road trip and googling pictures of must-sees in Utah, I quickly stumbled upon a gorgeous picture of the sun rising behind an arch. I figured this picture was taken in Arches National Park, but some further research learned me that it was actually taken in Canyonlands National Park. Instantly I knew that I needed to go to this park. And see this sunrise for myself. Maybe even attempt to get a shot like that while seeing the Mesa Arch at sunrise.…

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    How to spend a day in Arches National Park

    Welcome to this post about how to spend a day in Arches National Park. In my opinion Arches National Park is definitely the most beautiful national park in Utah, along with Bryce Canyon National Park. I visited it on my tour of Colorado, Utah and Wyoming, but WOW this one is insanely beautiful! Arches National Park has more than 2.000 natural arches and they are said to have not even mapped all of them yet. I spent a day here and tell you all about it in this long and detailed blog article!   Please note: Because Arches National Park has become very crowded in recent years, you must book…

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    Negro Bill Canyon Trail: a must-do in Moab

    While staying in the town of Moab, Utah, most people venture out to visit the nearby national parks such as Arches and Canyonlands. However, due to a meet-up with a local guy named Allen, we were told that just outside of town, there’s a great half day hike that anyone should do, called Negro Bill Canyon Trail. The name may sound a bit odd (there has been talk about changing the name because of the word Negro) but it was named after William Grandstaff, a black prospector who grazed his cattle here during the 1800s. Allen and his dog Sidney were our companions on this track.     Hiking on…