Went to Utah for the first time this summer, and headed straight for the famed and beloved Arches National Park. It was the height of their busy season, so I made sure to hike out to some of the more popular attractions at dawn to beat the crowds. In the afternoon a thunder storm blew in, massive towers of clouds billowing up and moving on in mere minutes. The landscape was inspiring, and the lighting conditions were surreal. Here's my end results. Day 8: Arches National Park.