Home to one of the largest concentrations of natural sandstone arches in the world, more than 2,000 of the gravity-defying features dot the unique landscape of Arches National Park. Located in east-central Utah, the park is near the outdoor recreation mecca of Moab.
Soon after entering the park, visitors will come to Park Avenue (moderate trails), a phalanx of stone formations reminiscent of New York City skyscrapers.
A massive formation, Double Arch (shown here with people in its shadow for scale) is distinctive in that two arches share common rock. Check out this very cool 3D Panorama of Double Arch!
Spanning 306 feet from base to base, Landscape Arch (easy trails) is one of the largest natural stone arches in the world.
Wall Arch, in the area known as Devil’s Garden, collapsed overnight on August 4, 2008. It measured 71 feet wide and 31.5 feet high before the collapse.
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Google Map of Arches National Park and Moab, Utah:
- Arches National Park – Official Site
- Arches Visitors Guide – Includes Map of the Park (PDF)
- Hiking in Arches National Park – Utah.Com
- Plan Your Trip – DiscoverMoab.Com
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