Greetings from Arches National Park

On our first vacation together, my then-boyfriend and I took a trip from Tampa, FL, where we were living. We visited Mesa Verde and Arches Nat'l Parks in our travels from Albuquerque to Durango and Moab. There was only one other person at the top of Delicate Arch that day, and we asked him to snap our photo together. Six months later, we were married!

Sincerely,
Elaine

Arches National Park

With more than 2,000 natural stone arches, this landmark park offers more of these distinctive rock formations than anywhere else in the world. Wind and water, extreme temperatures, and a shifting underground salt bed sculpted the red rock over time into the area's spectacular and often delicate shapes. These arches can be large and impressive like the famous Delicate Arch, or just slivers in the sandstone.

State(s): Utah

Established: 1929

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