Trips : Utah :
Arches National Park contains one of the greatest concentrations of
natural stone arches anywhere in the world. It is conveniently located
just a few miles from Moab, Utah, which is where you will want to set up
your base of operations if you are not going to camp.
We have lots of images from this park; it is one of our favorite spots in
Utah to visit. There are only a couple of tours online for now... more
will be coming soon.
Current photo tours of Arches
Arches are not the only interesting formation in Arches National Park. There is also a
3,000+ ton balanced rock! The massive size of this formation in contrast with the incredibly
delicate balance provides one of the more visually amazing features of the park.
Delicate Arch could very well be called the "signature arch" of the park... even of the state.
It is an amazing example of what wind, water, and time can accomplish.
Arches National Park has a number of scenic hikes. One of the shortest is Park Avenue.
It's an amazing place for sunrise, but you don't have to get up that early to enjoy the trip.
Sheep Rock Petroglyph
The area around Arches National Park was home to ancient Indian civilizations.
They left their mark literally by chipping away at the rock to form symbols.
What do they mean? What do they look like? Can't help with the first, but read on for details about the second.
The Windows Area is one of the most popular spots to visit in Arches National Park.
It's easy to get to, lots of easy trails, and some amazingly bizarre and wonderful stone formations.
"Day's Final Light Illuminates the Delicate Arch"
Arches National Park, Utah
This is an awesome trail, with a great variety of arches and other stone
formations. Some of the arches you might see on this hike include the
Landscape Arch, Wall Arch, Partition Arch, Double O Arch, Tunnel Arch,
Pine Tree Arch, and one of our favorites, Navaho Arch. We will be
publishing our tour of Devil's Garden as a two part article.
Over 300 feet long and only six feet thick at one point, it would not be
surprising if this arch were to collapse sometime in the next ten years.
Or it may last another thousand.
Further Reading "Exploring Canyonlands and Arches National Parks"