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Arches National Park in eastern Utah, is a highlight of any trip to the Southwest. The bright red rock against the deep blue sky will help even the most amateur photographer take stunning photographs. This site features more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches, including the Delicate Arch. In a desert climate millions of years of erosion have led to these structures, while the ground has life-sustaining soil crust and potholes. Other geologic formations are stone columns, spires, fins, and towers. Located near Moab, Utah, it is also a haven for adventure travel and adrenaline junkies. Compared to other National Parks in the region, the highlights can be seen within a day or two. If you are short on time, you can drive past many scenic points to snap a quick picture. With more time, make sure to hike to Delecate Arch (the iconic arch on the Utah license plates), and if you are feeling adventurous (and energetic), try a hike through Devil's Garden. Along this hike you will see such wonders as Tunnel Arch, Pine Tree Arch, Landscape Arch, Partition Arch, Navajo Arch, Wall Arch (which recently fell), Double O Arch, and Dark Angel.

Great hike, not too much trafficked. Some challenging parts when it has been raining the days before and you don't want to have wet feet :-)

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18 hours ago

Beautiful trail and well worth the time, especially with traffic and bringing the kiddos (which can take a little longer).

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22 hours ago

The end view is worth the effort

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2 days ago

Awesome hike! A lot of water crossings. Have hiked this twice this summer!

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