Every national park in the United States boasts a unique ecosystem and distinctive atmosphere, but few challenge the imagination and cause visitors to appreciate the power of Mother Nature like those made of rock chiseled into shape by wind and water. Millions of years of erosion and constantly turning seasons can whittle remarkable features into a landscape, some even verging on unbelievable.
In the case of Utah’s arid canyon country, any turn or summit can lead to a new sight that leaves you breathless. And of the state’s awe-inspiring national parks, Arches National Park is certainly one of the most fantastical. Ever-evolving from the volatile elements of the American Southwest, the diverse and numerous arches found in this national park have been rumored by many to be the ruins of a race of giants.
Arches National Park: A wonderland of texture and form
Located in the southeastern quadrant of Utah, Arches National Park is home to the most naturally formed arches on Earth. Boasting more than 2,000 unique arches, a visit to this park is both a hiker and photographer’s dreamscape. You’d be hard-pressed to find your favorite among the overwhelming amount of spectacular rock formations, as there are more than enough to fill your day gazing at and contemplating the world around you.
Fantasy shapes of all sorts are around every corner at Arches National Park, not just arches. Notables abound, from 300-foot Landscape Arch and the fragile Delicate Arch to towering Wall Street and mind-boggling The Three Gossips. Discover your favorite, and reconnect with the natural world at Arches National Park!