A Visual Tour Around Arches National Park

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Arches National Park

Arches National Park outside Moab, Utah

I’ve never been to Mars but I’d imagine it looks a lot like the Arches National Park just outside Moab, Utah. It is known for preserving over 2000 natural sandstone arches, including the famous, Delicate Arch.

I invite you to take a visual stroll around Arches National Park with photos from my most recent visit…

Arches National Park

Talk to the Hand - Arches National Park

Balanced Rock at Arches National Park

Balanced Rock at Arches National Park

Arches National Park Tour

Me trying to balance a rock in Arches National Park

Hiking Arches National Park

My buddy Mike hiking up to the Delicate Arch in Arches National Park

View of the Delicate Arch through Frame Arch - Arches National Park

View of the Delicate Arch through Frame Arch

Arches National Park Photographers

Photographers capturing the sunset on the Delicate Arch

Delicate Arch at Arches National Park

The Main Attraction - Delicate Arch at Arches National Park

The Arches National Park lies atop an underground evaporite layer or salt bed, which is the main cause of the formation of the arches, spires, balanced rocks, sandstone fins, and eroded monoliths in the area. Also, Arches National Park only receives an average of 10 inches of rainfall a year, which helps maintain these funky, mars-like shapes everywhere.

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    1. Author
      Gareth

      You’ll have a blast Amanda, there is so much to do and see!

    1. Author
      Gareth

      Right! There are people climbing all over it and that thing doesn’t budge… one of these days.

  1. Nomadic Samuel

    These are gorgeous shots – actually the 2nd post I’ve read about here this week. I especially liked this one: View of the Delicate Arch through Frame Arch

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