The first stop on the Wild, Wild West Whirlwind Tour was Arches National Park in Moab, Utah. What a unique and beautiful area! Believe it or not, there are over 2,000 (yep, 2K) natural sandstone arches in the park. Some are big. Some are smaller (a park ranger said a span must measure at least 3 feet to be officially designated as an arch). And, what's amazing...is that they all formed naturally, the result of millions of years of erosion.
This is a portion of Double arch -- one of my favorites of all the arches we visited. (The first photo shows why it's called Double arch.) I love that you can walk around, under, and in some cases, through the arches, if you're daring enough to try. It was just a 5 minute walk to reach this one. (Other hikes can take hours.) And, even though other tourists were there, it's such a large space it felt like we had it to ourselves.