Arches National Park is a geological wonderland. Set in the high desert near
Moab, Utah. It is home to the largest concentration of red sandstone
arches in the world, some 2,000 in all. The national park lies and
shifts atop an underground salt bed, which is the main cause of the
formation of fins, pinnacles, spires, balanced rocks and arches. This
salt bed was deposited over the Colorado Plateau some 300 million years
ago when a sea flooded the region and eventually evaporated. Over
millions of years, the salt bed was covered with residue from floods and
winds and the oceans that came in intervals. Much of this debris was
compressed into rock.
The park is near the beautiful
Canyonlands National Park.
Arches National park Map,
Detailed Arches National
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