Arches National Park

discover a landscape of contrasting colors, landforms, & textures

N Highway 191
Moab, UT 84532 US

5stars based on 46 votes

Arches National Park - Visit Arches and discover a landscape of contrasting colors, landforms and textures unlike any other in the world. The park has over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins and giant balanced rocks. This red rock wonderland will amaze you with its formations, refresh you with its trails, and inspire you with its sunsets.

The forces of nature have acted in concert to create the landscape of Arches, which contains the greatest density of natural arches in the world. Throughout the park, rock layers reveal millions of years of deposition, erosion and other geologic events. These layers continue to shape life in Arches today, as their erosion influences elemental features like soil chemistry and where water flows when it rains.

Arches is located in a "high desert," with elevations ranging from 4,085 to 5,653 feet above sea level. The climate is one of very hot summers, cold winters and very little rainfall. Even on a daily basis, temperatures may fluctuate as much as 50 degrees.

Native Americans never inhabited Arches on a year-round basis, though they certainly roamed the area searching for wild game, useful plants and rocks for tool-making. Petroglyphs near Wolfe Ranch are thought to have been created by Indians from the Ute/Paiute cultures.

While visiting, don't be surprised if you hear the crack of a whip and yelling about museums.. Arches National Park was also a filming location for 1989's Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade! 

Arches National Park N Highway 191 Moab, UT 84532 US

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Daytonanurse Daytonanurse
An awesome place to visit!
about 1 year ago Arches National Park
chrisspinney chrisspinney
So many arches and rock formations to see. You could spend months here discovering everything.
11 months ago Arches National Park
stefanie.g.holmes stefanie.g.holmes
Beautiful place!
9 months ago Arches National Park
MikeMolloy MikeMolloy
Here's our blog post about our visit to Moab, Arches NP, and Canyonlands NP. Wonderful place! http://justournature.blogspot.com/2011/10/moab.html
6 months ago Arches National Park
oniedu oniedu
Loved our visit there this summer!
3 months ago Arches National Park
lizv43 lizv43
For someone from Florida, Arches blew me away. Early March was a great time to go. The weather was perfect. There are a ton of arches of varying difficulties to see. Definitely plans to spend hours on hours there. Don't rush anything and also don't forget to put the camera down and just enjoy it for it's natural beauty.
about 1 month ago Arches National Park
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