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WELCOME TO ARCHES NATIONAL PARK

In the heart of the famed red-rock country of southeastern Utah, north across the Colorado River from the picturesque old Mormon pioneer town of Moab, lies Arches National Monument [now Arches National Park]. It contains more natural stone arches, windows, spires, and pinnacles than any other known section of the Nation. Natural windows, enlarged and smoothed by weathering, have been carved in the hundreds of vertical slabs, or fins, that were cut by erosion from a 500-foot layer of half-colored sedimentary rock. (Arches National Monument Brochure, United States Department of Interior, 1963)

PARK FEATURES

View of Delicate Arch at Arches National Park

DELICATE ARCH

View of Park Avenue at Arches National Park

PARK AVENUE

View of Courthouse Towers at Arches National Park

COURTHOUSE TOWERS

HISTORIC PHOTOS

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WHY WE LOVE THIS PARK

Part of Arches’ majesty is its incomprehensibility. These magnificent anomalies of arching stone seem to have been crafted by some supernatural power. Each is distinct and bears the mark of a master sculptor’s chisel.

SCENIC HWYS ILLUSTRATIONS

ARCHES NATIONAL PARK: AUTO TOUR

A long hike was necessary to see the Three Gossips before a new entrance road brought automobiles within view of the monumental formations in the Courthouse Towers region of Arches National Park . Completed under a park development program called “Mission 66,” the paved highway was dedicated on August 24, 1958.  An auto tour along the Arches scenic drive today reveals grand vistas made accessible to all.

Posters are available with fade resistant, UV treated inks on stiff coated paper. They also include a matte UV finish that reduces glare. At 14″ x 22″ it is the perfect size for display.

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