Arches National Park


Arches National Park is located just north of Moab in east central Utah. There are over 2000 named arches in the park. Aside from the campground and visitor center, there are no sources of water in the park. In this desert environment, the formations have been formed by geological collapse of salt formations and wind and frost erosion.

Many of the images displayed are short distances from the paved park road. Some of the arches in the Devil's Garden and Klondike Bluffs are more difficult to access. The trails involve significant step-ups and step-downs and, in the case of Devil's Garden, a walk along the top of a fin. The typical route to the Klondike Bluffs involves a drive on a dirt road that is impassible under wet conditions.