Natural Rock Arches in Arches National Park - My Utah Parks

Natural Rock Arches in Arches National Park

The largest concentration of natural arches in the world. Marvel at more than 2,000 natural rock arches at this park just outside of Moab.
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The La Sal Mountains seen through Delicate Arch in Arches National Park. Courtesy of Moab

The La Sal Mountains seen through Delicate Arch in Arches National Park. Courtesy of Moab

Arches National Park has the distinction of having the largest concentration of natural arches in the world. Marvel at more than 2,000 natural rock arches at this park just outside of Moab. Some of the formations can be spotted from the road, but the best require a scenic hike. Don’t miss the famous Delicate Arch (pictured - 3 miles round-trip) or the 7-mile (round-trip) Devils Garden Loop. And Landscape Arch is considered to be the longest arch in the U.S. at 290 feet.

Since the number of arches is so great, the park has been divided into the following sections from north to south: Eagle Park, North Devils Garden, South Devils Garden (most arches in one section), Klondike Bluffs, Lost Spring Canyon, Fiery Furnace (Sand Dune Arch), Salt Wash (Delicate Arch), Herdina Park, Panorama Bluffs, Windows Section (Double Arch, North Window, Turret Arch), Great Wall, Upper Courthouse Wash, Lower Courthouse Wash, and the Southwestern Area.

Double Arch in Arches National Park.

Double Arch in Arches National Park.

Turret Arch in Arches National Park

Turret Arch in Arches National Park

Sand Dune Arch in Arches National Park. Photo by Jonathan O'Reilly

Sand Dune Arch in Arches National Park. Photo by Jonathan O'Reilly

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