Greetings from Arches National Park

On a road trip with two of my best friends from Chicago to Northern California, Arches NP was our first major stop. Hiking to Delicate Arch was nothing like what my friend and I expected it to be. We weren’t sure how near we were to the arch or how long we’d been hiking for. As we went around a bend in the trail, boom, there it was. I gasped in awe not expecting it at that moment. My soul was overwhelmed with the amount of beauty the park holds. After day dreaming of wandering this park for the last two years, being there was surreal.

Sincerely,
Kaina

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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  • Greetings from Arches National Park

    This park is so magnificent. We hiked, climbed and took in the incredible beauty. The Delicate Arch was a joy to see up close and enjoy the natural wonder. The parks are a true gift from the US Government to its people! This is a treasure for all to share.💕💕💕

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    I have spent most of my life living in suburbs of large cities in the eastern part of the U.S. One summer my wife and I ventured west and spent some time in Arches National Park. What impressed me the most was "silence". It was so quiet! "Quiet" is something…

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    No story -- just to say what is left of our unspoiled national parks and wilderness areas must stay absolutely protected. Should they be spoiled there will be no replacement.

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