Mesa Arch is located on the edge of a cliff about 2,000 feet above the Colorado River and overlooks mountains and buttes in the distance. It is part of the Canyonlands National Park in Utah.
Our first visit to Mesa Arch was in 2003, during our sabbatical. It was midday and very windy. So windy, that we didn’t dare get too close to the edge for fear of being blown over. Besides, it didn’t look that interesting in midday light.
When we discovered the transformation that takes at sunrise, we had to return. There were perhaps 3 or 4 other photographers the first time we went. Each time we returned, the number of photographers grew. We haven’t been back in years, but we hear it’s even more crowded now, and that space in front of the arch is very limited!
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