Arches National Park is situated in the north of Moab in the eastern of Utah state. It is a national park of the United States.
Arches National Park is adjacent to the Colorado River, 4 miles (6 km) north of Moab, Utah. There are more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches located in the park. It consists of the well-known Delicate Arch, as well as a variety of unique geological resources and formations.
Arches National Park contains the highest density of natural arches in the world. Here, other famous natural geological places are Balanced Rock, towering over the desert landscape in the middle of the park.
It is also known as a red-rock wonderland.
Arches National Park park contains more than 2,000 natural stone arches, hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins and giant balanced rocks. This red rock wonderland will make you amazed with its formations, refresh you with its trails, and inspire you with its sunsets.
Arches National Park’s Area
Arches National Park consists of 76,679 acres (119.811 sq mi; 31,031 ha; 310.31 km2) of high desert located on the Colorado Plateau. The highest peak in the park is 5,653 feet (1,723 m) at Elephant Butte, and the lowest peak is 4,085 feet (1,245 m) at the visitor center. The park receives an average of fewer than 10 inches (250 mm) of rain annually.
Arches National Park is administered by the National Park Service. This area was originally named a national monument on April 12, 1929, and was redesignated as a national park on November 12, 1971.
In 2018, this park is expected to receive 1.8 million visitors.
This is one of the ancient places where humans were lived. Since the last ice age 10,000 years ago, it has witnessed the footprint of the human. Fremont people and Ancient Pueblo People were lived here up until about 700 years ago. After then, Spanish missionaries encountered Ute and Paiute tribes in the area when they first encountered this place in 1775, but the first European-Americans came in this area in 1855, who soon abandoned the area. Ranchers, farmers, and prospectors later settled Moab in the neighboring Riverine Valley in the 1880s.
It is one of the most beautiful places on the earth having the beauty of the surrounding rock formations spread beyond the imagination and that’s why it is growing as a favorite tourist place in the USA.