Arches National Park lies on the Eastern Side of Utah near the border with Colorado. At 5000 feet above sea level it sometimes gets a light covering of snow in the winter. However what we experienced there was not so usual. Heavy snow fall the previous day had closed the park. We had arrived at the visitor’s centre in the late afternoon to be informed that the rangers had arranged for an early morning snow plough to run through the park, so luckily the park opened again as soon as the roads were safe enough. What a magnificent place it proved to be. Snowfall had transformed this desert location into a white wonderland.