Arches National Park
Arches National Park, located near Moab, Utah, in the mid-western United States, is noted for its concentration of natural arches - about 2,000 have been located in the park's area.
The park is 119 square miles (76,519 acres). Its highest elevation is 5,653 feet at Elephant Butte and its lowest elevation is 4,085 feet at the visitor center. It receives 10 inches of rain a year on average.
The area was designated as a national park in 1971. Previously, it had been a national monument since 1929. More than 760,000 people visited it in 2002
Among the notable features of the park are:
- Delicate Arch, a lone-standing arch which has become a symbol of Utah
- Balanced Rock, a large balancing rock
- Double Arch, two arches located close to each other
- Landscape arch, a very thin, long arch (over 300 feet, the largest in the park)