Arches National Park
Arches National Park contains the largest collection of natural stone arches in the world. This red, arid desert is punctuated with bizarrely eroded sandstone miracles of nature such as fins, pinnacles, spires, balanced rocks, and arches. The 73,000-acre region has over 2,000 of these formations to see the whole area would take several days. The Park can be divided up into several distinct areas:
The Windows Section is the first major concentration of arches and other formations such as Double Arch, Cove Arch and Balanced Rock. Everything of interest in this area can be seen either from the road or by very short walks, so all visitors should go at least this far.
Delicate Arch: a 1.5 mile hiking trail crosses the creek via a small suspension bridge and leads to the especially scenic Delicate Arch, perched on the edge of a small canyon.
The Fiery Furnace: An intricate maze of eroded red and cream-colored ridges with narrow gullies between them. Many people used to become lost walking through this area, and now it may only be explored as part of a ranger guided tour.
Klondike Bluffs: a scenic concentration of arches and fins towards the northwest corner that can only be accessed in a 4x4 equipped with off-road tyres due to the step gradients and deep sand.
The entrance to the national park is just north of Moab.