Pictures were taken in Arches National Park, and the Needles District of Canyonlands National park.
Arches National Park is my favorite park to visit in January. Peace, solitude, contemplation, truly a wonderful opportunity so near my front door. Most of the year I spend my time in the backcountry of Canyonlands, but for a few fortuitous months I become the visitor in my own town.
I started at the Windows section; a landscape differed dramatically in winter wonderland. I approached the North Window under the moonset not expecting to have the entire area to myself. Even in the dead of winter this is the simplest best to place to see the sunrise. The view behind me showed a quiet cold awaiting light to warm winters chill. The purple shadows gave way to the fiery glow of canyon country as the sun climbed above the La Sal Mountains. I will not soon forget the world awakening for me behind the spectacles.
My serenity was broken by awe struck hikers well after the ravens first resonant kaw. Time to go it alone I headed for the Fiery Furnace. Warned of possible icy conditions I packed my micro spikes and left my expectations of completing the loop behind. The route is currently in good condition free from snow and ice, but that can change quickly this time of year. With no marked trails I wandered cathedral halls of domes and spires with a peaceful mind. The hike through the Fiery Furnace is an experience not to be miss out on. Guided Interpretive hikes through the Fiery Furnace are available year round.
Book your trips now to ensure the best itineraries this spring. It’s that time of the year when families are getting together and talking about the next big adventure. At least they must be as dates are filling fast for multi-day trips into Canyonlands National Park. To hold your reservations give us a call to make a deposit on your trip, or book online and receive a 10% discount on multi-day trips if you pay in full by Christmas.
Use coupon code: Canyonlands spring break
Valid on these trips:
White Rim Trail 3 day Canyonlands Island in the Sky 4X4
Canyonlands Needles 3 day 4X4/Hiking
Maze campout 4X4/Hiking
Maze 4 day 4X4/Hiking
Maze & Cataract 5 day combo
Needles & Cataract 5 day combo
Westwater Canyon overnight
Cataract Canyon overnight
Cataract Canyon 3 day Row boat
Cataract Canyon 5 day Classic
Fisher Towers overnight
The West's Best Short Whitewater Trip, guides expertly navigate through exciting waves and swirling pools dwarfed by stunningly beautiful black and red canyon walls.
Save $35 and join us on one of the following dates for the 2014 season: 9/09, 9/12, 9/26, 9/28, 10/01, 10/04, 10/08, 10/11 and 10/25.
Enter coupon code “Fall Westwater” to receive the discount
Join us on select 1 day and 2 day trips down Cataract Canyon and receive a $75/person discount and we’ll also through in free ground transport home. Call 1-800-833-1278 and mention the sweet backflip to get the deal.
1 day departures: August 6, 9, 11, 13
2 day departure: August 14
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Moab, Utah 84532
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NAVTEC Expeditions three generations of experience shows not only in our guiding, but in how we interact with our guests and the natural world. Our professional guides see to it that you get the most out of your trip without the stress. Their affable manners and leadership provide you the opportunity to experience the awesome nature of Canyon Country. Giving you a safe and enjoyable vacation is our highest priority.