Sunday, August 11, 2013

Goblin Valley & Arches National Park

Part of our US trip this summer that we really enjoyed was our visit to Goblin Valley State Park in Utah.  I visited here once when I was little and still remembered how fun it was.  Our kids loved it too- they said this was their favorite place we saw this summer while in the States.  It was hot, even though we arrived at 9am, but they had fun anyway.  I found shade for myself and the baby while they played and ran around.  Make sure you bring a lot of water if you visit here!
The kids were able to climb up and on some of the "goblins".  We didn't let them play hide and seek though, in fear of them getting lost in this very hot climate.  (PS:  The Killers filmed their vid for "Human" here!!  Vid at the bottom of this post.)
The day before Goblins, we went to Arches National Park, which is less than an hour away from Goblins.  Arches was beautiful, but so hot.  There is hardly any shade there, unless you're in the shadow of an arch.  We took a short hike to see two of them side by side (Windows Arches) and saw Delicate Arch from over a mile away, so it looked tiny.
One of the Windows Arches.
Delicate Arch from a distance.

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