Special Places # 8

Arches National Park


Arches National Park is a national park in eastern Utah, United States. The park is adjacent to the Colorado River, 4 miles (6 km) north of Moab, Utah. More than 2,000 natural sandstone arches are located in the park, including the well-known Delicate Arch, as well as a variety of unique geological resources and formations. The park contains the highest density of natural arches in the world.
The park consists of 76,679 acres (119.811 sq mi; 31,031 ha; 310.31 km2) of high desert located on the Colorado Plateau. The highest elevation in the park is 5,653 feet (1,723 m) at Elephant Butte, and the lowest elevation is 4,085 feet (1,245 m) at the visitor center. The park receives an average of less than 10 inches (250 mm) of rain annually.
Administered by the National Park Service, the area was originally named a national monument on April 12, 1929, and was redesignated as a national park on November 12, 1971. The park received more than 1.6 million visitors in 2018
LocationGrand County, Utah, United States
Nearest city
Moab, Utah
Coordinates
38.68333°N 109.56667°
Area
76,679 acres (119.811 sq mi; 31,031 ha; 310.31 km)
Established
April 12, 1929, as a national monument
Visitors
1,663,557 (in 2018)
Governing body
National Park Service
Website
Arches National Park

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15 thoughts on “Special Places # 8

    • Exactly, I have many more pictures but I wanted to include people in order to show how big these natural monuments are. Thanks, Tom. 🙂

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