Arches National Park


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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.

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I start to compare the geologic events that shaped Arches National Park with the unseen celestial lights that surround me.
The National Park Service will temporarily close Salt Valley Road in Arches National Park starting Monday, March 5, 2018, in order to accommodate routine maintenance needs.
I arrive at Arches National Park before sundown, lured by something that's no longer there.
INSPIRATION: Your adventure in Arches National Park follows 300 million years of patient erosion.
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The miles were broken by overnight stops in the desert town of Moab, itself a hub for outdoor enthusiasts with kayaking on the Colorado River, visits to Canyonlands (Thelma and Louise's final resting point) and hiking in the awe-inspiring Arches National Park just some of the local options.
The quarry, located immediately west of Arches National Park, contains dinosaurs of all sizes and ages, indicating a massive die-off event.
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Another jaw-dropping geo-obituary hit the newspapers last week with the collapse of one of the most famous and photographed formations in Utah's Arches National Park.
We've since driven south-east into the deserts of Utah and are currently camped in Arches National Park, the most atmospheric and eerily beautiful place we've been so far, but we'll have to wait until we've explored it more thoroughly to tell you more.
Another stopping place was Arches National Park, a massive area of petrified sand dunes sculpted by nature into shapes like animals and buildings.