Arches National Park

A Place With Arches

Introduction

This majestic place was named a national park in 1971 for its beautiful arches. Read the rest of this flyer and get convinced to go there.


Where are we?

The beautiful Arches National Park is located in Utah. Moab is the closest city to Arches. If you want a bike ride to a beautiful place you can take a plane to Moab and bike through the Arches National Park.

Active things to do

Outdoors is the main place for visitors. The people who love hiking will have a choice of four different paths. At the beginning of each trail it has a sign if the trail is easy, moderate, or strenuous. Each trail is unique and you'll love them.


Another thing you can do is biking. There is no bike paths but you can go on the road. The cars will know there is bikes but you still have to look out for cars. The advantage is that you can do the same thing as cars but you can get an exercise.


Things to know

If you want to come into Arches National Park in a vehicle you have to pay $10 for a week in parking. For coming in for a week as an individual you must pay $10. A local passport that is good for a year costs $25. Arches is open 24 hours a day year round. The visitor center is open every day except Christmas. In winter the visitor is 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In early spring it is open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In late fall it is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. .

Sightseeing

Sightseeing is a nice thing to do. The arches made of sandstone is a unique sight. People love seeing the delicate arch. This arch is located on the edge of a huge cliff. I bet if the strongest man on earth pushed it with all his strength it would fall down. Another breathtaking sandstone structure is the balanced rock. It is a big rock that is balanced on a sandstone pole. These are just some of the beautiful sights at the Arches. Come here and see all of them.

How Are They Made?

The Arches in here are made a special way by nature. It is by eroding. Eroding happens when rain or water gets on the sandstone and takes some of the sandstone with it as it comes down.

Wildlife and nature

There are a lot of animals in the Arches National Park. Some of them are the mule deer doe, jackrabbit, bighorn sheep and the red fox. There are also beautiful flowers here. A few of them are the Utah junipers, blue green sage, yellow sunflowers and some cacti. There so much more wildlife and nature I can't name all of them.
All images can be found on the National Park Services website -

http://www.nps.gov/arch/index.htm