Moab Trip


Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and surrounding areas.

November 5-9 (Monday – Friday)

I believe we had a very successful and fun Photo Club excursion to Bryce Canyon National Park last month. Along with other photo trips and opportunities for the club next year, we wanted to propose and present some ideas for another fall trip next year. This is just a proposal and is certainly open to any changes in date, and location that the club members would like to make. The reason that this information is coming out so soon is that the proposed location books up relatively fast and many in the club have to plan their calendars one or more year(s) in advance.



There are many hotels and RV parks. I currently have reservations at the Moab Valley RV as it is located on the north side of the town closer to the parks. It books up fast so if we decide to do this and want to stay in this RV park we want to get our reservations soon. The busiest time of the year from the Moab area is in October. By going the first part of November and going during the week we will avoid the massive crowds and get much better pricing on lodging. The days are shorter making sunrise and sunset photography a little easier. The weather is brisk at night and in the morning 30-40’s but usually pleasant during the day mid 50’s to high 60’s. It is also less windy late into he fall. Based on my research, sunset is around 5:15pm and at about 7pm there is a good vertical tail of milky way about 230 Degrees with NO moon. Good for astro-photography. Please check this out though.


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Loose itinerary:


Arrive and chill


Tuesday – Canyonlands

  • Sunrise shoot and Mesa Arch
  • Short hike to the Aztec Butte Granary
  • Casual lunch at a picnic area
  • White rim hike
  • False Kiva late after noon discovery trail
  • Sunset at Green River overlook
  • Or whatever



  • Free day
  • Sunset at Delicate arch
  • Astro photography


Thursday – Arches

  • Early morning at the North Window looking at the turret arch.
  • Mid morning hike to Double O and Navajo arch
  • Afternoon shoot various trails etc.
  • Club BBQ



  • Free Day
  • Astro photography



  • Depart