Greetings from Arches National Park

My wife and I started our big five National Park tour in Utah a few years ago in Arches National Park. After hiking a number of small trails and seeing most of the highlights of the park throughout the day we decided to hike up and see delicate arch even though storms were in the area and sunset was quickly approaching. After walking all the way up a surprisingly long walk, we had one of the most special displays of nature. A beautiful sunset underneath clouds illuminating the arch and all the clouds, with lightning and rain in the background. Delicate Arch is in a small natural stone bowl area creating a natural “amphitheater” for nature to display some of its best stuff; a very special moment!!!!!


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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