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9 Stunning Arches to Check Out in Arches National Park

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The enchanting expanse of Arches National Park is home to several captivating natural arches. These remarkable sandstone formations are sculpted by the inexorable process of erosion, resulting in an awe-inspiring display of nature's artistry. At the park, visitors can encounter one of the longest natural stone spans in the world, along with an elegant arch that stretches gracefully across the horizon. Each arch tells a unique story of geological history, offering a glimpse into the incredible forces that have shaped this breathtaking terrain.


Delicate Arch

The stunning Delicate Arch, located in the Arches National Park, is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the state. Overlooking its surroundings from a lofty perch, the arch has been carved by the forces of nature, presenting a stunning visage that evokes a sense of awe in all who make the journey here. One of the best ways to access this majestic landmark is to hike along the scenic trail that winds across rugged terrain and culminates at the arch. Mornings and evenings are touted as the ideal time to visit the site. On your way to the sandstone formation, you will also come across Native American rock art, characteristic of the Ute Tribe.

Delicate Arch Road, Arches National Park, Moab, UT, United States, 84532
Double Arch

Set in the Arches National Park, Double Arch is an interesting sight to see. A part of the The Windows Section, this rock formation has two arches, one is 112 feet (34 meters) tall, while the other is 144 feet (44 meters) wide. To get to this stunning sandstone formation, visitors can hike along the slopes of the Double Arch Trail. This easy trail is 0.6 miles (1 kilometer) long. Some of the other arches to explore in the area are the Turret Arch and the North Window Arch.

The Windows Road, Arches National Park, Moab, UT, United States, 84532
Turret Arch

Set along the Window Loop Trail in Arches National Park, Turret Arch resembles a castle. It features a hole on the top and one at the bottom, where visitors can walk through. Stand inside this arch and you can spot the North as well as the South Window Arches. The best time to visit the Turret Arch is when the rays from morning sun hits it just right. This unique rock formation is one of the many stunning rock formations that the Arches National Park has to offer.

The Windows Road, Arches National Park, Moab, UT, United States, 84532
Double O Arch

Nestled in the Arches National Park in Utah, Double O Arch is set in the Devils Garden area. Another rock formation to explore in this area is the Landscape Arch. As the name suggests, Double O Arch features two arches. While one arch is 71 feet (21.6 meters) wide, the other is 21 feet (6.4 meters) wide. To get to this unique sandstone formation, visitors can hike along the Devils Garden Primitive Loop or the Double O Arch Trail.

Off Salt Valley Road, Arches National Park, Moab, UT, United States, 84532
Landscape Arch

Landscape Arch is a stunning natural rock formation located in Arches National Park. It is one of the largest arches in the park, with a span of over 290 feet (88 meters), making it one of the longest natural arches in the world. The arch is a popular destination for visitors to the park and can be accessed via a relatively easy hiking trail that traverses approximately 1.6 miles (2.57 kilometers). One of the unique features of Landscape Arch is its delicate and slender appearance, which makes for an unmissable attraction.

U.S. Highway 191, Arches National Park, Moab, UT, United States, Utah
Sand Dune Arch

Sand Dune Arch is a unique rock formation that is set close to the Devils Garden Campground in the Arches National Park. As the name states, it features an arch under which sits a sand dune. Visitors can hike along the 0.3-miles (0.5 kilometers) long Sand Dune Arch Trail to get here. Other interesting formations to spot here are Tapestry and Broken Arches. Since this arch sits in a shaded area, it is common to see hikers take a break here.

Arches National Park Road, Arches National Park, Moab, UT, United States, 84532
Pine Tree Arch

Nestled in the Devil's Garden area in the Arches National Park, Pine Tree Arch is a beautiful sight to see. Along this arch sits several pine trees that adds some color to the area. To get to this stunning arch, visitors can hike along the Devil's Garden Trailhead or the Pine Tree Arch trail. Other unique sandstone formations to explore here are the Landscape and the Tunnel Arches. This area is a must-visit for hiking enthusiasts in the area.

Devils Garden Road, Arches National Park, Moab, UT, United States, 84532
Broken Arch

Located close to Sand Dune Arch in Arches National Park in Utah, Broken Arch is a must-see. This arch gets its name from the crack that can be seen on the sandstone formation. To get to this arch, visitors can hike along the 1.6-miles (2.7 kilometers) long Broken Arch Trail. Visitors can continue to hike through the Broken Arch and they will reach the Tapestry Arch, which is a part of the Devil’s Garden Campground. Visitors who want to experience the wilderness can spend the night here in the well-equipped campground.

Devils Garden Campground Road, Arches National Park, Moab, UT, United States, 84532
North Window Arch

The North Window Arch along with the South Window Arch is a beautiful rock formation. The North Window Arch is 48 feet (14.6 meters) high. Between the North and South Arches stands a 100-feet (30 meters) broad rock wall, making it look like a pair of eyeglasses. Visitors can hike along the North and South Window Arch and Turret Arch Loop and revel in the scenic views it has to offer. This stunning rock formation is a must-visit for hiking enthusiasts.

The Windows Road, Arches National Park, Moab, UT, United States, 84532
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