Arches National Park - Wild Scenery

Arches National Park

Arches National Park is one of the most fascinating places on earth and exceedingly more spectacular than I had imagined. Upon ascending to the top of a high plateau, a gateway of rock towers welcomes you to a world of canyons, cliffs, valleys, mountains, gardens, caves, pinnacles, spires, hoodoos and arches.

The diversity of scenery is staggering as the rugged terrain seems to transform at every turn. Discovering the Delicate Arch takes you off the main road but a grueling hike up to its secluded location is well worth the effort.

From the rim of a lofty overlook, a fiery furnace of red crags has consolidated on a ridge, creating a sandy terrace of inhospitable textures. At the far, northern end of the park, there is a forbidding yet intriguing zone of arches known as The Devils Garden.

An area called The Garden of Eden is an unbelievable section of formations that will take your breath away. With names like Balanced Rock, Window Arch, Turret Arch, Double Arch, and The Parade of Elephants, you can only imagine what a delight the sculptures are to behold.

The region is like something you’ve never seen before but despite its remote setting, it’s a popular destination as outdoor enthusiasts arrive in droves. Arches is one of the most accessible and beloved hotspots but the park is massive so it’s easy to find a place of solitude to contemplate the wilderness that surrounds you.

A fascinating place

Dune valley and Mountains

Parade of Elephants

The Gateway

Rock towers

Rugged terrain

Furnace of red crags

Diversity of scenery

Inhospitable textures

An intriguing zone

Takes your breath away

A popular destination

Unbelievable formations

Delightful sculptures

More spectacular than I imagined

A remote setting

Window Arches

Turret Arch

A place of solitude


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