Wrapped up a trip to Moab, Utah visiting Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, as well as, Dead Horse Point State Park. Pictures do not do justice to the extraordinary views. My goal was to get sunrise and sunset photos. During the day, the light is not great for photography. I took those shots to remember the trip.
My first night (Sunday) in Arches I didn't catch a great sunset, but did get a bit of color in the sky. I hung around until dark and took a few photos of the night sky.
Monday morning I headed to Dead Horse Point State Park to see the horseshoe bend in the Green River. I didn't get the sun, but watched the canyon walls light up as the sun came up.
Monday night I went back to Arches and took some sunset photos near Balanced Rock.
Tuesday morning I got up at 4:30am, drove 45 minutes and hiked 20 minutes in the dark to get my spot at Mesa Arch in Canyonlands. I walked with another photographer who parked at the same time - check out @ashtg_photos on Instagram. There was one other person at the arch when we got there. By the time the sun came up there were probably 40 people. I set up in an excellent spot and witnessed a fantastic sunrise.
Downtown Moab is only a few blocks. There are a lot of gift shops, several galleries, coffee shops, and restaurants. There are also a lot of rental outfitters for bikes, motorcycles, and off-road vehicles. I had dinner at The Spoke on Center and would recommend it to anyone visiting.