Our Guide to Photographing Arches National Park.

Delicate Arch  The crowning jewel of Arches National Park is a stunning sand dune arch known as Delicate Arch. The huge 52ft golden arch is atop a plateau over 1,400 meters off the ground with a beautiful natural slick rock amphitheater in the foreground. The natural lines formed by the different rock layers make for the perfect lead in lines for your photograph. Delicate Arch is great to shoot at either sunrise or sunset, but it’s a little more crowded in the afternoon. If you want the place to yourself, you will need to be there at first light or stay late into the blue hour. 
Scenic Drive After you pass the visitor center, you'll see spectacular views and imposing rock formations known as Park Avenue. They are very similar to their more famous big brothers at Monument Valley.  This location is great to shoot at any time of day but is most peaceful in the mornings. Try using the road as a lead in line, and if you can, include a car or RV for scale. If you are shooting late in the day, maybe try using a slow shutter speed to capture the light trails of the vehicles coming and going along the scenic drive.
Landscape Arch Photographing Landscape Arch is an absolute must. Its thin and brittle-looking arch spans across the valley floor. You used to be able to hike under the arch, but falling rock has forced the rangers to close this trail. Miraculously, the Landscape Arch is still holding firm, for now. 
Devils Garden Trailhead Red rock fin-like pillars fill this 7-mile trail along with the largest concentration of natural arches in the world. The photo spots through the Devils Garden are endless. The majority of visitors choose to do the short section of the hike that takes in Landscape Arch, Tunnel Arch, and Pine Tree Arch. 
Fiery Furnace You can visit these narrow canyons and mazes of fins on a ranger-led tour that will require advance arrangements. If this isn't for you or you don't have the time, there is an excellent viewpoint just a short walk from the parking lot that overlooks the Fiery Furnace. Shoot in the late afternoon when the rocks glow in the sunset light.
Arches NP is an International Dark Sky Park which marks it as an ideal location for astrophotography. With its numerous interesting subjects, high altitude, and Utah's clean air, it’s the perfect location for all those night photography lovers out there.    


Posted by: Cruise America & Canada RV Rentals Inc
Posted on: 30/05/2022

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