Arches National Park (public domain image)

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.

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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.