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    Posted August 19, 2012 by
    arches national park, Utah
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Travel snapshots: Your summer vacation

    Arches National Park


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     As storm clouds filled the sky while hiking with his partner through Arches National Park in Utah, RxMarcus says the setting sun produced amazing colors of reds, pinks and oranges against the reddish-brown rocks and green desert plants. "I stayed in that area for five to ten minutes taking shots as the sunset kept changing colors. We were both very lucky to see so much incredible scenery,” he says. "Being able to see the rainbows and the stunning sunset were really just icing on the cake. It is quite a unique park with geological formations that do not exist anywhere else in the world. The entire trip, and that day in particular, was unforgettable."
    - Anika3, CNN iReport producer

    My partner and I spent 5 days this month in Moab, UT to visit Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. On our second day we started our hike to the amazing Delicate Arch in Arches in the late afternoon. Not too far into the hike we crossed over an unexpected small stream, the only water we saw in the park in two days there. Soon after, storm clouds could be seen forming to the southeast.

    By the time we got to the arch rain had started in the distance and produced an amazing double rainbow behind the arch that last for over 10 minutes.

    Dusk was starting as we hiked back to the trailhead. With clouds from the storm still in the sky, the sunset produced amazing colors against the stark desert landscape.
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