Arches National Park

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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Arches National Park,

76,519 acres (30,979 hectares), E Utah; est. as a national monument 1929, designated a national park 1971. Located in red-rock country and overlooking the gorge of the Colorado River, this area contains a vast and unusual array of natural rock formations. Water, frost, and wind have carved giant but graceful arches, windows, spires, and pinnacles. See National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Arches National Park

Address:PO Box 907
Moab, UT 84532

Phone:435-719-2100
Fax:435-719-2305
Web: www.nps.gov/arch/
Size: 76,519 acres.
Established: Proclaimed as a national monument on April 12, 1929; established as a national park on November 12, 1971.
Location:In southeast Utah, 5 miles north of Moab along Highway 191.
Facilities:Campground (é), group campsites, picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Camping, hiking, bicycling, auto touring, interpretive programs (March-October).
Special Features:Highlighted by a striking environment of contrasting colors, landforms and textures, park preserves more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches, in addition to a variety of unique geological resources and formations including balanced rocks, fins, and pinnacles.

See other parks in Utah.