This trip, like most of my road trips, concentrates on back roads
(i.e., non-Interstate routes) as much as possible.
There is much more interesting scenery (always), and less chance of getting a speeding ticket.
The itinerary for this trip went something like this (you might want to fire up Google Maps and follow along):
NOTE: Many, perhaps most, of the places seen in these pictures -- and much more stunning scenery -- can be seen without the travel expenses, via Google Street View. I've tried to provide coordinates (of a sort) to help if you want the virtual experience.
Many locations in Arches beg for a wide-angle picture.
This is the Windows area looking East from the access road.
There is not yet a corresponding Mac area.
(The Double Arch and Parade of Elephants seen above would be just behind you, to the left.)
Having said that, the Hole n" the Rock attraction -- originally a home built (you guessed it) in the rock about a hundred years ago -- is a remarkable place, ruined by the inevitable gift shop and tourist features.
(NOTE: This location is all but impossible to find with a Web search engine, since the Navajo Shiprock in New Mexico is much more famous, even though [to me] that other one doesn't look like a ship at all. Shiprock apparently is the white man's name for the New Mexico rock, since it sort of resembles one of those full-sailed clipper ships. In fact, the Navajo name [Tsé bit 'a 't] for the New Mexico Shiprock means "rock with wings", and that fits it much more adequately.)