Arches National Park is a national park in eastern Utah, United States. The park is adjacent to the Colorado River, 4 miles (6 km) north of Moab, Utah. More than 2,000 natural sandstone arches are located in the park, including the well-known Delicate Arch, as well as a variety of unique geological resources and formations. The park contains the highest density of natural arches in the world.
The park consists of 310.31 square kilometres (76,680 acres; 119.81 sq mi; 31,031 ha) of high desert located on the Colorado Plateau.The highest elevation in the park is 5,653 feet (1,723 m) at Elephant Butte, and the lowest elevation is 4,085 feet (1,245 m) at the visitor center. The park receives an average of less than 10 inches (250 mm) of rain annually.
Administered by the National Park Service, the area was originally named a national monument on April 12, 1929, and was designated as a national park on November 12, 1971. The Arches National Park Snow requires advanced reservation for entry.
Fine art landscape and nature photographs are everywhere within the two parks. Arches National Park is famous for it many arches and red rock formations like Delicate Arch, Double Arch, Balanced Rock, The Organ, Courthouse Towers, and more. It can also be one of the more exciting places to photograph summertime lightning storms.