We had another wonderful day in Arches National Park. This time we spent the day in the Devils Garden area. We stopped first for our picnic lunch before hiking the trail to visit the huge Landscape Arch. The picnic area we had lunch in was outstanding, you have to take lunch into the park if you plan to stay for hours like we do, they do not have any restaurants in the park, the closest ones are in Moab.
We really enjoyed watching a Scrub Jay near our picnic table, he acted like he was waiting and hoping for some scraps from our lunch. I tossed a piece of bread on the ground and he flew down from the tree and snagged it in a flash. :-)
The Devils Garden is perhaps the second most popular destination in Arches National Park (behind Delicate Arch). A wide trail leads out to this very impressive Landscape Arch. The arch is HUGE, it is the size of a football field.
Once you get to Landscape Arch you can go back the way you came, or continue on a well marked primitive loop that passes several more arches. We could see a couple more arches ahead of us. The primitive loop was red sand that was really hard to walk in, we decided to return the way we went.
The trail was a little over 1 1/2 miles with a lot of climbing on the way there, it was a lot easier walking back. When we were almost back Jerry was acting like he was out of control on one of the hills, he was joking because a sandy area on the way back looked just like a run-away ramp, but this one is the perfect size for people, (see photos of what I called the human run-away ramp) with Jerry pretending to be out of control. :-)
We had a blast in the park and will be returning for more walks later. I will let the pictures tell the rest of the story. Another great day in Utah, check back later for more.