Arches National Park

Moab, Utah

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Within this arid landscape is the world’s greatest concentration of natural stone arches. There are approximately 90 of these formations that geologists consider true natural arches, including famous Landscape Arch, although more than 2,000 smaller ones have been catalogued. All are products of weathering and erosion, created over a period of several million years, in a process that continues to this day. The landscape is quite harsh to the eye at first glance: hot and dry. Yet it is also a land of exquisite beauty, with the many arches, canyons, spires and balanced rock formations set against a brilliant blue sky. The primary colors are varying shades of reddish brown. It is appropriate that Arches is in a rather isolated part of the country, because the landscape evokes visions of another world from some science fiction movie. This eTrail explains in detail how to tour the park. In addition to a park map the details include driving tours, outdoor recreation, accommodations, campgrounds, dining, and more.
Great American Wilderness: Touring America's National Parks

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Great American Wilderness: Touring America's National Parks

by Larry H. Ludmer (Hunter Publishing)

Within this arid landscape is the world’s greatest concentration of natural stone arches. There are approximately 90 of these formations that geologists consider true natural arches, including famous Landscape Arch, although more than 2,000 smaller ones have been catalogued. All are products of weathering and erosion, created over a period of several million years, in a process that continues to this day. The landscape is quite harsh to the eye at first glance: hot and dry. Yet it is also a land of exquisite beauty, with the many arches, canyons, spires and balanced rock formations set against a brilliant blue sky. The primary colors are varying shades of reddish brown. It is appropriate that Arches is in a rather isolated part of the country, because the landscape evokes visions of another world from some science fiction movie.

This eTrail explains in detail how to tour the park. In addition to a park map the details include driving tours, outdoor recreation, accommodations, campgrounds, dining, and more.

©  Larry H. Ludmer/Hunter Publishing. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Moab
Season: Year-round, best spring and fall
Local Contacts: Contact information for the park, accommodations, and dining are included in the eTrail.
Driving Directions: Directions to Arches National Park

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