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Gravity Plays A Key Role In Shaping Sandstone Arches

Gravity Plays A Key Role In Shaping Sandstone Arches

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Every artist has their secret and it turns out Mother Nature is no different. According to a new report in Nature Geoscience, the sandstone arches seen in desert areas around the Western US...

Latest Arches National Park Stories

2014-05-22 16:23:26

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Join officials from the United States Mint and the National Park Service for the official launch of the Arches National Park quarter on Friday, June 6, 2014. The ceremony will take place at the Arches National Park Visitor Center at 9 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time (MDT). Invited guests include Utah Lieutenant Governor Spencer J. Cox and Moab Mayor Dave Sakrison. Highlights of the free event include a coin exchange where the public can...

2013-03-31 23:15:04

Top nature and birding company Naturalist Journeys announces an October guided tour to two of Utah´s most spectacular parks, focusing on the geology and splendor of the red rock region. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) March 31, 2013 Naturalist Journeys, a top nature and birding tour company, is proud to announce their upcoming October 5 — 11 Utah Hiking Active Nature Adventure tour. Guide Carol Simon says, “Arches and Canyonlands are two absolute gems of the national park...


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Arches National Park
2013-04-17 22:35:47

Arches National Park is located in eastern Utah, close to Moab, Utah, in the United States and holds 76,679 acres of protected land. The park protects over 2,000 arches, which are made of sandstone, including Delicate Arch and many other geological formations. Forty-three of these arches have fallen since 1970, due to erosion. The highest point in the park is Elephant Butte, which reaches 5,653 feet, and the lowest point is found at the visitor center at an elevation of 4,085 feet. The...

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