Moab, Utah “where God put the West’.
-- John Wayne, 1961, while filming The Comancheros on location
Thanks to movies and television, when you think of the ‘Wild West’ or ‘Out West’ or ‘Cowboy Country’ in the United States, images come to mind of a vast, barren landscape. Probably with a tumbleweed or two rolling past, a desert wind howling with an ominous cloud overhead, maybe a herd of buffalo, coyote, and, of course, a cowboy looking a lot like John Wayne atop his trusty ol’ Paint.
|Monument Valley, Utah in the distance|
You are probably thinking of southeastern Utah, the location where a large number of those movies were filmed in the mid-20th Century. On our late summer road trip through the area, I wouldn't have been surprised to see a cowboy or two gallop past. With so many National and Navajo Parks in the area we will need to go back one day for another dose of what has drawn film-makers and tourists to the area for decades.
|Arches, arches everywhere|
|Looking back at Moab as we head into Arches National Park|
|Petra, Jordan or Moab, Utah?|
|Mother Nature's handiwork|
|The national park roadway|
|Views at every curve in the road|
|Stones or statues?|
|Everything has two-sides to its story|
|Some needed to get up close and personal|
|Trails in the park are user-friendly|
|Too much to see in only one trip|
|Use your imagination on this one|
|Arches National Park - 'a must-visit' in Utah|
For information on the National Park Pass for Seniors: http://store.usgs.gov/pass/senior.html
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