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Arches National Park

Driving through Arches National Park in Utah, was like driving through a museum.

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I felt like I was entering a world of red rock formations with hills and arches. It is a beautiful place to visit.

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For a historical overview of the park this link is very helpful.

In 1929, President Herbert C. Hoover set aside Arches as a National Monument. Arches remained a National Monument until September 1969, when President Richard M. Nixon signed a bill making it a National Park. Click here to read all about it.

And if you are planning a trip to the park, this site might be of use.

Arches National Park contains the world’s largest concentration of natural stone arches. This National Park is a red, arid desert, punctuated with oddly eroded sandstone forms such as fins, pinnacles, spires, balanced rocks, and arches. The 73,000-acre region has over 2,000 of these “miracles of nature.” Click here to learn more and to watch short videos about the park.

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