Arches National Park Travel Guide

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Arches National Park Overview

Arches National Park has the largest concentration of natural sandstone arches in the world. These arches are the result of forces of nature over millions of years. Over 2000 arches have been officially cataloged. Arches was designated first a national monument in 1929 and then gained national park status in 1971.

Arches National Park is located on the eastern edge of Utah in town of Moab about 240 miles (386 kilometers) southeast of Salt Lake City and approximately 100 miles (161 kilometers) southwest of Grand Junction, Colorado. Close by is another national park called Canyonlands also with arches but with a much smaller amount.

While these arches are millions of years in the making they can also disappear in seconds as the very accessible 77' tall, 33' wide Wall Arch (12th. largest in the park) did in August of 2008, when it came crashing down in the middle of the night. Another arch called Delicate Arch is the most famous arch in the park.

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Never heard of it? There’s no reason why you should have: Moab’s just a tiny dot on the sizable Utah landscape, but its not the town that would bring you here. Situated within a brisk str…
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