After visiting Capitol Reef and Bryce Canyon in October we decided to make the goal of taking Jude to all five of Utah's National Parks before he turned one. The weekend before Christmas we went down to Moab to visit Arches and Canyonlands, as well as Dead Horse Point. The town and parks were quiet, peaceful and even got a bit of snow. There is something magical about the desert in the snow.
It was windy and 17 degrees at the Needles Overlook so we only got out for a minute to enjoy the view. The drive out there was stunning and covered in fresh, sparkling snow.
Arches was sunny and warm compared to the overlook so we hiked to Skyline Arch, Sand Dune Arch Broken Arch and the Delicate Arch overlook.
At sunset Sam took some pictures of Turret Arch while I nursed Jude in the car.
We also drove to Dead Horse Point and the Island in the Sky part of Canyonlands.
We had never been to Moab in December before and we loved how quiet and peaceful it was. I want to make it a tradition!