The Colorado River runs by the south end of Arches. This photo was
taken from Hwy. 279, just southwest of the park. It was taken in
late afternoon as the sun was reflecting off the orange cliffs behind it.
The Colorado was very large and, surprisingly, very quiet. I have seldom
felt such peace as sitting beside it, just soaking in the beauty
around me. What a wonderful way to end a day of hiking at Arches.