Arches National Park is located near Moab in eastern Utah of U.S.The area is 310 km2. It is known for preserving over 2000 natural sandstone arches. It includes the world-famous Delicate Arch and a variety of unique geological resources and formations. The park was designated as a national monument on April 12, 1929. It was redesignated as a national park on November 12, 1971.
The notable features of the Arches National Park include:
- Delicate Arch — a lone-standing arch which has become a symbol of Utah.
- Balanced Rock — a large balancing rock, the size of three school buses.
- Double Arch — two arches that share a common end.
- Landscape Arch — a very thin, very long arch over 300 feet (100 m); the largest in the park.
- Fiery Furnace — an area of maze-like narrow passages and tall rock columns (see biblical reference Fiery Furnace).
- Devil's Garden — with many arches and columns scattered along a ridge.
- Dark Angel — a free-standing column of dark stone at the end of the Devil's Garden trail.
- Courthouse Towers — a collection of tall stone columns.
- Petrified dunes — petrified remnants of sand dunes blown from the ancient lakes that covered the area.
- Wall Arch —located along the popular Devils Garden Trail. Collapsed sometime on August 4-5, 2008.