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Sunset is a can't miss time for good photos in Arches National Park. Here, in early December of 2013, the snow-covered La Sal Mountains miles in background contrast with glowing foreground rocks. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Don Davis

Winter in Moab: Pretty and peaceful even when bitterly cold

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Some people call the Moab area the most beautiful place on Earth, and even if beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, it is hard to argue the point.


Look down almost any street in town and you see canyon walls, setting the scene for what is beyond.

Five miles north is Arches National Park with more than 2,000, well, arches. About 33 miles to the northwest is Canyonlands National Park, with a bonus of a neighboring state park with a spectacular view.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.